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Aug 20 2012

Cupcakes!

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Today is Cupcake Day for the RSPCA and Alex’s work was doing a fundraiser – so naturally we had to supply some homemade (thanks Sheridan) chocolate cupcakes adorned with puppies and bones. Delish.

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Aug 25 2009

Someone’s been cooking lamb chops

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Aug 12 2009

The cookie monster

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Jun 10 2009

The appeal of unripe fruit

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The Atlantic magazine has an interesting examination of the Lebanese obsession with unripe fruit – one of the more unusual aspects of visiting the green grocer here. You can get absolutely fantastic strawberries, cherries and apricots (“mish mish” in Arabic) when they’re in season, but some of the other fruits like lowz are just plain weird…

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Jul 09 2008

Yummy, make mine a Doha!

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Haagen-Dazs was pretty quick to celebrate the Doha Agreement which ended the 18-month political impasse and protest sit-in in downtown. You can almost taste the goodwill can’t you??

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Jul 04 2008

Some yummy Mitchie bikkies

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Apr 24 2008

Images of Lebanon #8

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The famous Casper & Gambini’s chocolate fondue

The famous Casper & Gambini’s chocolate fondue.

Melted dark chocolate, chopped strawberries, kiwifruit, pineapple and banana, plus a few biscuit bits and marshmallows. What a great way to get your daily allowance of fruit and anti-oxidants?

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Apr 21 2008

Yummo, bangers and mash for dinner!

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Well, we’ve dipped into our 10kg stash of sausages already.

Dinner tonight was bangers and mash, with onion gravy, dead horse (tomato sauce) and steamed veges. All we needed was some Tip Top bread to make Tasmanian sausages (in-bread sausages). Thank you Fina, that was delicious!

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Apr 03 2008

A beautiful day in and around Beirut

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When the weather is as nice as it was today it is criminal to be stuck in the office or sitting around the house. So Alex took the day off work (with the boss’ approval of course) and we took Nanna for a drive up to the hilltop town of Harissa. There we explored the immaculate statue of the Lady of Lebanon, took in the spectacular views of Jounieh, and did some shopping for relics and icons in the gift shop (the best find being a 3d picture of the Last Supper. Classy.)

Harissa is a major tourist and pilgrimage destination and is packed at Christmas and Easter. Interestingly though, most visitors this morning were from an Iranian tour group. It was an unusual but reassuring sight to watch chador-clad ladies posing next to a giant Virgin Mary.

From Jounieh we drove back to downtown Beirut, parked ourselves at La Posta Italian restaurant on the terrace and had a damn fine meal overlooking the Roman ruins and the collection of Maronite, Catholic and Orthodox churches and the Mohammed El-Amine mosque (commonly referred to as the Hariri mosque).

Then we picked up Mitchie from daycare, bought ice creams on Bliss Street and sat on the Corniche slurping down our creamy confections watching the beautiful people parade past.

Finally at the end of the day Daddy barbequed up some marinated lamb cutlets for a tasty conclusion to our food extravanza.

The immaculate Lady of Lebanon View from Harissa Downtown Beirut Icecreams ahoy

The Greek Melkite cathedral at Harissa Hariri Mosque and Roman ruins

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Mar 29 2008

Happy Easter everybody!

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Happy Easter!

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