A dangerous threesome

It’s been a while since my last entry, mostly because I haven’t eaten anything very interesting over the past week or so. I went to Sydney for a wedding on the weekend and it made me realise that with only 67 days until my wedding day, I really must start paying some attention to my waistline, otherwise my wedding photos will haunt me until my dying day. So I am reduced to eating rabbit food for the next couple of months in a somewhat compulsive attempt to be a size ten bride.

You see the problem is, I have a love-love relationship with food. And it was a match made in heaven until my hips decided to join in the party and turn the romance into a menage a trois.

So I’m thinking of the next couple of months as a trial separation for the three of us: (food, me and hopefully my muffin-topping hips).

But it’s not all dietary doom and gloom. I have had some foodie highlights over the past week.

1. Last night I FINALLY bought a Fowlers Vacola Preserving kit on ebay. I’ve recently discovered preserving and can’t wait to bottle lots of yummy things this summer. It was an absolute bargain at only $22.

Vacola

2. I discovered an excellent Spanish restaurant in Sydney. Encasa (I think it’s in Pitt St) is the place to go for authentic tapas that doesn’t break the bank. There were about ten of us, and we drank and ate A LOT, and the bill came to the whopping sum of $30 a head. Many thanks to Zaloa the Spanish Princess for introducing us to such a find.

3. Zaloa also introduced me to a lethal caramel-flavoured Spanish liquer called Licor 43 (aka cuaranta y tres). This drink really packed a punch (I think the “43” must stand for the percentage of alcohol it contains) and after dinner O and I ended up at Zaloa and James’s place singing Beatles songs until all hours. I also have a fuzzy recollection of running through Queens Park barefoot in the middle of the night. Hmmm…

But I do remember that Licor 43 was made from herbs, and it was sweet and delicious, so I’ll find out more about it this weekend when they will be visiting Melbourne.

5 comments on A dangerous threesome

  1. Melissa
    September 22, 2006 at 8:16 am (12 years ago)

    Hi,

    I’ve been reading your website with great interest for a few weeks now and it was great to see Encasa up there!

    My parents started going there when they first started dating over 20 years ago when it was called Casa Juanitas.

    Although the original owners have moved back to Spain I believe it was sold to their niece and she has done wonders to keep the authenticity of the restaurant.

    I am looking forward to tucking into their garlic prawns when I go home to Sydney next week!

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  2. Jaqueline
    October 28, 2015 at 8:35 am (3 years ago)

    Your books and motivation snepkiag were so good and strong and step by step detailed that got me started in something I have been meaning To do several years ago believe me that I will continue to read you as soon as the next book comes out.And a big plus that has me thrilled is that you got me reading again!!!! something I couldnt manage to do from some years now!

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