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Lentil Salad with Za’atar Eggs (or, I’ve been seeing myself in leggings a lot recently)

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Recently, I’ve been working very early in the morning. Asleep-in-the-shower early. Easiest way to dress myself is in gym gear, and maybe it will even lead to some exercise beyond working out the jaw muscles when I clock off. I’m kinda like this:

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So many Irish people are reading! Any good recipes to share?

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I’ve been thinking for a while now how great it would be to swap recipes and collaborate, and I miss all the delish food of Ireland. I just got a notification that tonnes of Irish people have been reading, would anyone (from anywhere, really) like to swap recipes?

You can comment here, or through facebook 🙂

With love, from Charlotte

I seafood, I eat it – Howth and Prawn Curry (and how to caramelise onions in 5 minutes)

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If there’s one thing I love, its shellfish. I adore it, I adore it, I adore it. I could eat it for every meal.

When we were in Dublin, we took a day trip to the seaside village of Howth. My God it was beautiful – but even better was the seafood. I had oysters from the area, delicious marinated white anchovies, and fish and chips.


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Can I get pregnant from this?  
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Hell-mester over. And yes, I have a favourite butter.

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I have finally finished exams. Last night I read 500pages/750page textbook.

It feels a little like this.

And a lot like this.

But mostly, I just fell asleep where I’m sitting.

How does one celebrate such a fantastic ending? With not a bang, but an uncomfortably full stomach. Like, lamb burger with olives, tzatziki and chilli fries, followed by a dinner of crisp-skinned seared duck with an orange and green peppercorn sauce (courtesy of the ever patient ginger pagan- my boyfriend) followed by a gloriously excessive sweet gnocci with cinnamon, lindt chocolate, custard and caster sugar. (All accompanied by wine, baguette and brie)Image

But real proof that he’s golden? The comment, ‘I even got you your favourite butter [because I know how much you hate margarine]’. Yes, I have a favourite butter. Its Lurpac. I defy anyone not to want to eat that smothered on bread like cheese. Delicious danish excessive calories. Yum yum yum.

With love, from Charlotte

Low-Functioning Snacks- or a prediction of what I will eat when I am actually pregnant

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I am still exam-ing and studying and generally just poo at the moment.

I still want flavor, just have no time to shop or cook. So this was a recent forage through the pantry. Note: the sardines were from a lucky dip at a party themed ‘evil’. For reference.

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Looks like when I’m stressy, I just want some weird-ass fish. Jalapeno sardines, friends?

With love, from Charlotte

And of course I have a cat

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This is the monster herself. She’s cross eyed and missing teeth, but I love her to bits. Cooking blogs and cats seem to go together, and today her food was double the price because they had sold out of her brand. I fear the anger I felt was a preview to my catladydom future – NO FUN.

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(are we friends yet? you could totally tweet my shame here)

Things that were on sale, that I went crazy for, though:
– AVOCADOES WERE $2.49/6!
Tangerines are still $1.99/kilo!
– Potatoes were $2.49/4kgs!

I don’t understand the seasons these are supposed to represent. Tangerines and potatoes are cold-weather produce, but avocadoes? Just a miracle. Superbarn in the Canberra Centre (where these sales are on) also have cherries out – can’t wait for them to go on sale! But, best of all:

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these bad boys were $0.79! Each! How fancy.

Not another stereotype! (but probably, just another stereotype)

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a young twentysomething recently made redundant must be in want of a blog.

Food is just the obvious first choice. I am of the beautiful philosophy ‘live to eat, not eat to live’. I love cooking, creating new recipes (can’t ever spell that word), and now have a whole heap more time. I believe that the most genuine expression of love is heartfelt cooking for someone, that ‘full’ should be excluded from a vocabulary, and that nachos are a competition.

I’m trying a new venture of recording and posting about my foodhaps, in the hope that they spark more fun foodhaps.

With love, from Charlotte