Sunday, March 23, 2014

Monthly Catch Up's - March 2014

Where has the time gone? I feel like time is ticking by faster and faster as we each week goes by. I feel like I have less time to do things these days or am I the only one feeling this way? I was so G-ed up at the start of the year to blog at least twice a week, every week but that goal doesn't seem to be very realistic nowadays. With that said, I am now going to start uploading month-end posts to share with you  things I had no time to share on an individual post throughout the month. It's also an excuse to throw in some random non-food related things in. So let's get started. I warn you, this is going to be a very long post. 

March 2013 eats here and there

Something else that is new to Sydney are these large piece of chickens which are bigger than most people's faces. I introduce you to Hot Star Large Fried Chicken. The franchise chain started in Taiwan and now they have finally brought these babies to us in Sydney. I am actually heading to Taiwan mid next month so I can't wait to check out the original store over there.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cake Bake & Sweets Show Giveaway

*Sponsored giveaway

So to all my cake loving and bake loving friends, here is a giveaway to win tickets to the Cake Bake & Sweets Show. It is the biggest event of its type in the country and will showcase all things baking, cake decorating and beyond. It's no ordinary food show, packed with live demonstrations, classes, an expo floor for shopping and a marketplace for tasting and buying. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Quincy Markets, Boston

So after my trip to Canada, I headed back down to the States and first stop was the Quincy Markets in Boston. Man... Quincy Markets was the definition of food heaven. I had to take 5 just to let my brain progress it all in. 

On your left were trays and trays of shrimp plus huge stashes of lobster meat while on your right were endless amounts of confectionary. I cannot describe how delicious everything looked. 

Trays of shrimp and lobster rolls

Scoops of ice cream, decorated toffee apples and extra large waffles covered in all sorts of deliciousness

As I was walking through Quincy Markets, I felt like the happiest kid alive. This fat kid wanted her cake and this fat kid for her cake and ate it.

I wanted to try every single thing I saw. Giant face sized cookies, rows of confectionary and chocolates, stashes of grilled seafood, bucket loads of chowder and trays of different cupcakes and muffins. My mission was to fit in as much as possible. *Pumps out chest and clenches fists* 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Food Trucks United, Sydney

So remember a couple of years ago when food trucks began to appear around Sydney and over time it got more and more popular? Well peeps, prepare yourself because most of the food trucks which you have seen over time will now be uniting together at Belmore Park in Haymarket on the first Friday of each month. Booyeah! 

Street Fest - Food Truck United including Cantina Mobil (bottom centre) and Bar Coco (bottom right)

Food Trucks united 

There were so many food trucks at the Street Fest - there were some old faces such as Street Sliders, Tsuru, Cantina Mobil, Eat Art Truck and Agape Organic. There were also a few new food trucks which I haven't came across before such as a Jaffles food truck *insert twenty necessary exclamation marks*. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Around Canada we go - Part 2

After my trip to Niagra Falls and Toronto, I took a trip up north to Quebec City.  The city of the French, along with their amazing hot dogs, pastries and my hunky red soldiers. Need I say anymore? 

View from La Citidelle

Before arriving in Quebec City, I made a side stop at the Thousand Island, a river filled with over 1,800 or so islands. One for you... another one for you... and 1,798 for me. Most of these islands on the St. Lawrence River were established as people's holiday houses. I think I saw a few unoccupied ones remaining so better shot gun one before it is too late.  Some others like to go to the full extreme and build a castle of their very own.. as you would.