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    Saturday, September 01, 2007

    Coolum Continued

    Today we played tourists.
    First a trip to the Gym then
    Off to Yandina to the Ginger factory.

    Run run as fast as you can you can't catch me I'm the GingerBread Man
    What a mad place. It is a amusement park as well, you can take a train ride and see how they grow and process the ginger. We didn't partake.There is a Macadamia Nut factory as well.
    We shopped.
    I am obsessed with Chocolate Ginger and they had Macadamia and Ginger encased in Dark Chocolate.
    Holiday heaven below. Books mags. TV remotes...
    I wonder how long it will take to consume those nuts.!!!
    We also visited this craft shop some of the strangest crafts I have seen in a while.
    How do people think of these amazing things to make?

    JT took a fancy to the pink tea cosy

    Just focus on the middle shelf...there it is, in all it's glory

    It was a big outing
    Lunch in the sun on the patio
    A simple Salad Nicoise

    A little French Rose

    Then rest

    Coolum Beach at sunset
    Sound of the fountain-frogs chirping-

    Dulcet tones of Tom Jones dueting with Van Morrison
    Glasses of chilled wine
    Beautiful birds flying past on their way home.
    It’s a quick sunset…we are in the Sub Tropics of course
    Its warm- doesn’t appear to be mozzie season yet.
    Maybe the frogs eat them and keep them under control.
    Go frogs

    Then Dinner and Australian Idol
    Yes we had picked the winners again. WE ARE GOOD.

    This is a perfect holiday.

    The hosts took off for Golf
    Dale and I sat in the sun.
    It was very pleasant…

    I spent most of the morning thinking about lunch and went shopping at the local shop.
    Home, glass of Rose reading then
    Dale picked up John and JT
    and we late-lunched
    Must use the macadamia nuts

    So I encrusted goats cheese with crushed nuts
    My camera is driving me mad so apologies for my shots these days.

    Nut Crusted Goat's Cheese on a Roast Pepper
    You need

    120 gms soft goats cheese (will do 2 people)
    Handful of either macadamia nuts or walnuts will just be fine.

    ½ red pepper per person
    Sprig rosemary
    Olive oil
    1-2 cloves of garlic sliced finely
    Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper.

    Salad greens

    Heat oven to 200C

    Halve peppers and remove seeds and ribs
    Add rosemary, garlic a little olive oil and S & P
    Bake for 15 - 20 minutes

    Meanwhile make the goats cheese into 1 patty per person.
    You may need to wet your hands a bit easier.
    Crush nuts in a mortar and pestle or food processor
    Dip patties in nuts on both sides.

    Place in the fridge for a little while to firm up.
    Remove peppers from oven
    Place cheese inside of peppers and back into oven for 5-8 minutes

    To plate
    Place stuffed peppers on salad leaves
    Drizzle over with a little extra virgin olive oil.

    3 tablespoons walnut oil
    3 tablespoon olive oil
    1 teaspoon mustard
    1 teaspoon honey
    1 tablespoon good white wine vinegar
    25 gms of cooked beetroot

    Blend all ingredients together and drizzle over the cheese.
    Imagine the wonderful colour.
    But today I served this with this tasty little salad.

    Cooked pasta gave us the carb content

    1 carrot sliced
    1 radish per person sliced
    1 spring onion sliced
    1 orange peeled and diced
    Coriander leaves
    Mint leaves torn
    Cooked penne
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Washed down once again with the very pleasant French Rose.

    We ate a potato cake for dinner
    using food in the fridge.
    There was a packet of store bought coleslaw to be used
    Just boil and mash potatoes
    with butter and milk
    Add coleslaw

    Add beaten egg and bake in hot oven about 20 minutes.
    Very tasty. Just kind of like Bubble and Squeak really
    We accompanied this with some grilled chicken.
    Another grueling evening of Australian Idol and the World Athletic Championships.
    It's exhausting really.
    Thank God for wine it keeps us all going.


    katiez said...

    Macedamia nut factory! I'd be in heaven! Sounds like you're have a lovely holiday.

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