Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

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I think I've gotten a little bit too used to the whole 'going to uni whenever I felt like it' thing in the past couple of years. The regularity of my current post-grad life is kind of disturbing.

I can't tell whether I like it or not.

I wake up pretty much the same time everyday, go home at the same time, sleep, eat etc etc all at around the same time every day and every week. Kind of like in high school.

Blueberry-Oatmeal Muffins

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mengen Sofrasi Turkish Kitchen, Glebe

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A friend's suggestion of eating something a little 'exotic' and subsequently a short coupon search after, we end up at Mengen Sofrasi Turkish Kitchen at Glebe on a nice Saturday afternoon. I know Turkish is probably not one's definition of exotic but seeing as neither or us had been to a Turkish restaurant before, it seemed exotic enough to us!

A cute little restaurant, fitted with unique, colourful decor, it certainly fits our description of different and exotic and the nice squishy sofas, soft cushions, street view and attentive service makes it a very comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Turkish Bread and Dips

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Steamed Chive Dumplings

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The uni semester has once again started, meaning lots of early mornings, late finishes, long lectures, long bus rides etc etc etc.....and inevitably, the lack of time to do anything I really want to do :(

I didn't get to much in the holidays (hence the lack of blogging this year) because all I really felt like doing was sitting around and do nothing, which was sorta what ended up happening and now there's a little bit of regret for not doing some things I should have.....

My mum made some chive potstickers one day, and since she had quite a bit of the filling left, I made some steamed chive dumplings the next day because I think chives go better with steamed dumplings (though that's probably just my thing). I don't make dumplings often so my dumpling skins were a bit thicker than they should have been and I didn't realise that steaming them for 15 minutes instead of 5 (as my filling had pork in it whereas normal chive dumplings don't) would break most of the dumpling skins (well there goes my half and hour of wrapping and pleating!). Nevertheless, they were delicious and well worth the effort :)

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