Woo hooo the return of Foster’s Lager

Foster’s Lager, crafted, eh? Can’t say I ever noticed fruity nuances either, 30 years ago. “Fruity” just wasn’t a word used by beer drinkers back then. But it sure got us pissed when we were teenagers…

#aldi #beer #VB 

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SERENDIPITY: A DIP INTO SERENITY

A cooked chook in a shake ‘n’ bake bag, or maybe an overdone saveloy bursting at the seams: getting into a wetsuit in 35 celsius isn’t easy. But my “pain specialist” is keen for me to get back into snorkelling as part of living with early onset lumbar osteoarthritis (“Don’t push it, just one step at a time”). Now, I’m wondering if I’ve misunderstood the true meaning of “pain specialist”.
When in, it’s good, passive exercise, with the positive buoyancy of sea water. But I may have scared off most of the fish in the marine sanctuary at Ricketts Point, Beaumaris, in Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay…
#snorkelling #osteoarthritis #keepmoving #chipsandvinegar

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A TASTE FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Hey this is ok. Saw it at Aldi so decided to give it a try: “Nexba” carbonated (bubbly, to the less educated) with natural raspberry and no sugar or “chemical sweeteners”, instead erythritol. Is that a type of sugar alcohol? I’m liking this even more… $5.99 for 4.

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TASTY TOASTIE

Back to St Kilda’s Dear Liza for breakfast, a $12 Brekkie Toastie: soft, smashed eggs with melted tasty parmesan, spring onion, spinach, subtle chilli aioli and just enough chunks of chorizo for the tastebuds to wake up and pay attention. Warning: it’s addictive… 

 

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SUNDAY BREKKIE FOR $16

The “Big Pommie Bastard Breakfast”: 2 eggs on sourdough, mushies, tomato, salty bacon, spicy chorizo that’ll wake u up, housemade baked beans/chickpeas, and a spud rosti that any cook would proudly call a #brown. Good value, at Veludo, Acland Street, St Kilda

 

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WHEN IT’S TOO EARLY FOR A BEER…

Oooh look here: low-sugar sarsaparilla. Perfect. Someone at Bundaberg Brewed Drinks likes me.  I have to watch my figure these days (cos no-one else looks at it).

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U DON’T KNOW TILL U GIVE IT A GO

Bangers & Mash Roll, at 7/Eleven. It’s just a thick sausage roll with a smear of rehydrated potato under the pastry. Beef 21%, potato 5%. The rest, u know what. Add tomato sauce for nutrition. Hey, it fills a hole, for just $4. Serve with a chilled Gaviscon…

 

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CHEERS TO SARS

Oooh yeah. Sarsaparilla root, licorice root, molasses and vanilla beans: a serious soft drink for serious grown-ups. $4. (All bulldust aside, I’ve been hanging out for a good old sarsaparilla for yonks…)

 

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SUPERMARKET MYSTERIES of the 21st Century

Huh? Low-carb potatoes? 25% fewer cabs? Are they hollow inside? I bet it’s cos they are only three-quarter size spuds…

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SUPERMARKET MYSTERIES of the 21st Century

Bread discrimination! Why does brown bread cost almost twice as much as white bread? Surely it costs more to process white bread. It’s bias against us healthier eaters. I bet Jesus gave out wholemeal loaves on the Mount…

 

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