An expensive lunch

27 04 2007

We went to the Bridgetown Hotel for lunch today with a friend. They do a *great* lunch and I had the “Beez Neez Fish and Chips” which is a beautifully cooked piece of barramundi in a delicious beer batter, with shoestring fries and homemade tartare sauce.

After the meal we did some grocery shopping, then got back to the car to find that I had a $55 parking ticket! Close on 30 years living in Perth with never a parking ticket – two months here and I get pinged for overstaying the 1 hour limit! (Maybe the fact that I was outside the Shire offices and the Ranger goes past regularly was my downfall…) It’s not as if there was no other parking available – there were heaps of spare bays, so I think the Ranger was just being a stickler for the letter of the law and some quick and easy revenue raising.

I’ll cop it sweet – and learn my lesson to not park there again!

Oh yummmmm!

27 04 2007

I just discovered (pron. ‘ruby’)! Wow!

To just say that Rouxbe has online videos of food preparation would be doing this very professional and beautiful site a disservice. At the moment, all the recipe and ‘drill-down’ videos are free, but soon a subscription model will apply – some $50 US per year or $99  for a lifetime membership.

As of today, there are already some 80+ videos available that take you through each step of the cooking process for a recipe, from preparation to final presentation. In addition, there are as some 100+ free ‘drill-downs’ which describe ingredients you may have heard of but don’t know what they are, or that demonstrate various cooking tips and techniques.

You will need headphones/speakers to get the most out of these *gorgeous* videos.