Like a lot of us I had some bananas that no one wanted to eat because the skins had gone brown, but the fruit inside was still good. Having tried banana bread recipes before and still having wastage, I decided to check out alternatives.
It was a great day for Melbourne riders today to participate in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Each rider collected sponsors covering their ride raising much needed funds towards the cure for Prostrate Cancer. My son and grandson were part of the 452 riders taking part in this very worthy cause, raising around $92,228 in Melbourne alone.
I have been very quiet recently and that is partly due to travelling both overseas and local. So to ‘get back in the saddle’ I thought I would cover the recent trip to Tasmania, mainly Salamanca in Hobart.
We flew to Tasmania with Tiger Air for the first time to Hobart and the flight was good. The new T4 terminal at Tullamarine Airport although not fully finished was fantastic. I think once completed it will be a really great addition to the airport with lots of shops and eateries for the consumer to enjoy.
I was asked recently to make a “minecraft” cake for Tyren’s 10th birthday. Apart from being aware that Minecraft was a game my grandson played on his X-Box I knew very little about it. I Googled as much information as possible to find out what this was all about so that I could get an idea of what I needed to do to make this cake.
Recently it was my grandsons’ birthday and he is a keen fan of the Regular Show. He wanted his cake this year to incorporate a number of characters from the show, with the main ones being Mordecai and Rigby. Benson, Skips and Pops plus a few more were added to the bottom tier of the cake.
For my birthday back in March we agreed to take a trip to Port Fairy, somewhere we had not visited for quite some time. We decided to break the journey down by stopping overnight in Geelong at the Mercure Hotel. We had a lovely day and did a bit of shopping at the end of season sales. Trying to arrange where to go for dinner that night was made even more difficult with many places being booked out.
However we finally went for an early meal at the Belmont Hotel and were thrilled with all the food we ate, what a great last minute choice.
Our intention was to go to Port Fairy from Geelong the quickest way, however the receptionist at the Mercure convinced us to take the Great Ocean Road and enjoy the sights on such a beautiful day.
Travelling along the Great Ocean Road there are plenty of ocean views and the road winds in and around the coastline, sometimes with quite sharp bends. We were fortunate for most of our trip and did not get stuck behind a bus, there is definitely no room for overtaking. There was however a couple of places we had buses in front, fortunately most of the drivers were considerate and pulled over when possible for traffic to get past.
We took a very welcome break at Port Campbell and went for a little walk and toilet break.
To get the best advantage of some of the “12 Apostles” you can walk a short distance to the lookouts. Being such a lovely day this was very pleasant and made for good pictures.
There are plenty of beautiful beach views with no one on them. To get to most of these beaches you have quite a steep walk down, and of course back up.
London Bridge is one of the remaining “12 Apostles” showing parts of the cliff being eroded by the rough weather conditions it is subjected to.
Whilst going through Warrnambool we decided to stop at Cheese World and check it out.
You can check out some of the old farming and dairy equipment that was used. We managed to purchase some great cheeses and biscuits so that we could enjoy them when settled in Port Fairy.
After a few initial glitches with the accommodation at Moyne Wharf Appartments in Port Fairy we were finally settled and it was a very pleasant place to stay.
We found a lovely restaurant to have dinner called Portofino and the food was really fantastic.
Overall we had a lovely time away in Port Fairy for my birthday and enjoyed some lovely meals. May be we won’t wait so long next time before we head down that way again.
It has been so long since my last post I thought I had better do something for Valentine’s Day. My husband loves apple so I decided to change a recipe I came across which used raspberries for the filling. I have been really busy doing volunteer work raising funds for the Cancer Council for the past few months and time has really flown by.
Just in time for Christmas my grandson’s decorated gingerbread house. I guess you could say he rather likes freckles, I don’t think there is one side of the house without them.
My grandson came home and said he needed food for his school party, because his dad was so busy with work I said I would make something for him. My grandson said he wanted something sweet, so I decided to refer to the Donna Hay Christmas Magazine that I had recently purchased. Continue reading