This lovely photo was taken at our local Cross of Sacrifice at the dawn service (photo by S. Gray).
Lest we forget ...
For a long time now, I've always given my two girls new pyjamas - this year I hid chickens in the pockets!
Sunday afternoon we went to the Lyric Theatre at Darling Harbour to see Strictly Ballroom. It was a very good show and the costumes were amazing!
For dinner, after the show, we sort of decided on Kamikaze Teppanyaki in the Darling Harbour complex, but they couldn't seat us so we moved on and found Zaaffran, an Indian restaurant. Lots people of Indian decent dining can't be wrong so we chose that. We only wanted a light dinner so shared 2 entrees and 2 mains among the four of us. Above, Sarson de Jheengay - King prawns tandoor grilled with a creamy seeded mustard marinade, beetroot and coriander dipping sauces...
Aloo Tikki Chaat
Crisp spiced mini potato patties laced with yoghurt, date-tamarind and mint toppings
Nizami Karahi Murgh
Chicken simmered in a cardamom-bay leaf flavoured gravy... We also had raita and saffron basmati rice...seriously yummy!
Bhoona Masaley lamb tandoor cutlets ...
Well worth a visit!
We arrived in Sydney about 3.30pm on Thursday and found our hotel. We met our girls at the airport on Good Friday and checked into a bigger apartment.
With most things shut, we planned to have dinner in our little apartment. We went for a stroll late in the afternoon and Gus thought the bar up in the Shangri-La hotwl would be open so up we went - 36 floors up to the Altitude Bar!
Gus did a superb job in the tiny kitchen to produce linguini with roasted cherry tomato and basil, Moroccan spiced potatoes, tomato pesto topped baked salmon and a green salad. We thought up this combo as we were driving to Sydney - magnificent!
Saturday, we took the ferry from Circular Quay out to Watson's Bay (express ferry took 18 minutes). We had time to relax with a cocktail before being seated for lunch.
I had an Aperol Spritz!
Doyle's is a Sydney institution for the freshest seafood. Where else can you sit with the waves gently lapping the beach right in front of you?
Scallops with a cucumber, onion, capsicum, chilli salsa with ginger and caramel dressing...
Chorizo and prawn, sundried tomato pasta...
John Dory fillets ...
Snapper, prawn and scallop pie...
White chocolate and raspberry creme brulee...
It was a lovely way to spend the afternoon. I had a cup-o-soup and toast for dinner, I was so full!
Do you catch up with family for Good Friday and Easter?
Cheers - Joolz xx
We hit the road yesterday (leaving from Melbourne), headed for Sydney. We arrived in Gundagai (where the dog sits on the tucker box, 5 miles out of town).
Today we have about 3.5 hours drive on into Sydney. We will have to shop today for meals for tomorrow as everything will be shut for Good Friday. We might see whats on offer at the Sydney Fish Market. Some salmon and prawns would be nice!
Our girls fly in for the weekend so we are in for a great time!
Cheers - Joolz xx