Greetings, interweb friends!
I've been rather slackola on the bloggy front of late, but I've been very good in other aspects of my life....
Lately, if a day goes by where I don't run, I crave it. The thing I like doing at the moment, run wise, is going to Prinny park and doing a Fartlek session (it has nothing to do with botty toots). And, as with everything, there is an app for that. I am also actually enjoying my group sessions and look forward to them.
Must be the time of the year, with the weather improving.
I have performed a hardcore declutter (to borrow from FF) of my wardrobe and drawers. I can actually find stuff now.
I have been eating my veggies.
I expanded my cooking repertoire into Fillo Pastry.
Behold my spanakopita, full of green goodness.
I have taken the advice of a professorly type and been doing the "small amounts frequently" thing on the thesis. I have put a fixed time goal on the first chapters of the thesis (Dec 3). Might have to tee myself up a special reward for it.
I have even cut back on the wine. Quite substantially. And feeling better for it.
I have been loving the guts off this stuff:
image from coles online. No artificial sweetener.
I have been appreciating the abundance of spring.
However the goodness went out the window today - we went to Taste of Melbourne for some good food and drink, and plenty in the way of champers.
At the back was the dish of the day- the soft shell crab souvlaki from the Gazi stand. I have never been able to get into Gazi, so it was great to try some of their food. In front is a braised wallaby bun!
We saw a whole lamb being butchered ("oh, so that's where those chops come from").
It's good to have a feel for the provenance of the produce, is it not?
Ok so there was also good food had last night. I have been a bit obsessed with all things mozzarella/ bocconcini at the moment. But the king of them all is burrata. Like a sac of creamy milky goodness.
Here is a gnocchi dish I ate last night, with Burrata.
The sac was cut open and all the runny cheesy goodness leached out into the tomato sauce. Very simple and very good!
But it's back on the straight and narrow tomorrow....
Meanwhile, we have been in full spin mode with the state election in Victoria. Pretty much all of the ads have been focussed on lambasting other parties rather than what the party can offer. It's just a race to the bottom, mostly. Though the Greens look like they might nab a few lower house seats in the inner city, unless the dirty preference deals between the major parties scupper them.
off to beddy-byes....
What about you? What have you been obsessed with lately?
And what good habits have you adopted?