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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Killer Coffee

Killer Coffee


I have been using killer coffee for the last few weeks and the website and Facebook seem to want you to use a Aeropress. I used the aeropress firstly with 2 different metal filters and the coffee was bitter but super strong. I then tried the paper filter which actually helped with the bitterness but I was still not happy with the flavors. I moved onto the pourover and that did the job, the coffee had no bitterness but was still strong but very smooth. I thought while I have this week off I will make a clever dripper. I use the chemex paper instead of the melitta paper filters and I am happy with its results.


First you put the paper in the clever dripper then fill it half way with hot water. Swirl it around the rinse the rest of the paper. I just leave the hot water in there to heat it up.


I used 13grams of coffee. I  empty out the water then grind the coffee.


I put the coffee in the clever dripper and slowly pour in about 60mls of hot water (90 degrees) and put on the timer, give it soft stir then pour in about 80mls give it one more stir.


I fill it up with 300mls of water.


At about 2min 50 I put it on the Hario glass pourer



It was a great coffee and I really enjoy the coffee more with paper filters. I need to start trying different coffees and that was what this blog was about right Coffee :)
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Dale Stewart

Samwon Gardens

Samwon Gardens

I have not done a food blog in a few months, its not that i haven't gone to new places its just been hard to find time to upload them. The other night we went to a Korean restaurant and it was hidden in a strip of Greek restaurants . It had a mixture of Japanese and Korean dishes but we decided to eat there anyway.


We ordered the Korean dishes because on many occasions when you order dishes from other cultures it can be disappointing. When ordering we always have favourites to try and these are them.

Tteokbokki  is sweet chili dish using vegetables and soft rice cake. Is never is super hot but always juicy and tasty.

Jap Chae is made of sweet potato noodles with vegetalable and either beef or chicken but we always go beef. Its a fun dish to eat with all the noodles as they stick together and it makes it harder to pick up.


Bibbimbap  is a mixed rice dish and normally you get it a ceramic type bowl and the rice gets very crispy. You get a chili sauce to mix in. It  has sliced vegies and a cooked egg on top. You wait a while for the rice to crisp up then add the chili sauce and mix it altogether.


Spicy fried chicken we decided to order the sweet chili chicken and it was deep fried chicken with an amazing sweet chili sauce. The chicken was very tender and juicy. It was not overcooked but just amazing and we will come back for this dish.


For a random Korean restaurant we really enjoyed it and will be back.
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Dale Stewart
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Thursday, 22 December 2016

3 Months Already

3 Months Already

I can't believe 3 months have gone past already and how much their personality's change. They know what they want and they know how to get it.  They scream from the top of their lungs and as soon as they see you they laugh. We are so lucky how Iris is sleeping from 8 hours to nearly 11 hours over night, so she gets  so much more sleep than we do. She is nearly 6kgs which we are ecstatic about and I can't wait for her to start eating solid food but we have another 2 / 3 months before that happens.


 
I have finally realised how short life is and how quickly time flies, before we had her we had so much time and i never understood what other parents mean when they say time is short enjoy them and take as many pics as you can. I have been working on this post for nearly 2 weeks because nights are a right off and as i quickly finish this at work before it gets too busy.

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Dale Stewart

Monday, 28 November 2016

Black Friday Sales

Black Friday Sales

Black Friday Sales but you are in Australia you say and in the last few years it has become more popular but this year it has been crazy. Probably not as good as the U.S.A but still gives us some better deals. Some furniture stores have been advertising on T.V about the deals for the weekend. I bought a bunch of random stuff for Iris. I went on this website Debenhams and found some amazing deals. I bought 5 items from the U.K for $101Aud with free postage and to buy them here would cost me over $200Aud.


Did you buy anything on Black Friday?
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Dale Stewart

Sunday, 13 November 2016

House hunting

House hunting

Our friends are currently looking at buying their first house so we have been looking at some with them. They saw a house and really wanted to look at it but knew they would not buy it because its in the most expensive suburb in Melbourne. Its a 4 story house with 6 car spots, I love looking at expensive houses but I have never been in something like this.



I really liked this place was because it had a cigar lounge and home theatre room.



Also the elevator had alligator leather in it.
Have you ever been in a place like this?
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Dale

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes


Since little Iris was born nearly 2 months ago and everything changes completely, until you have one you never really comprehend how much it does. You automatically add an extra hour to go out somewhere and no matter what you do they suddenly either have a poonami or have to eat just before you walk out the door so you are late anyway. We have been taking her out to cafe's and restuarants and when you decide which one you need to find out if A) it has change tables and B) it has change tables in a unisex bathroom or in the male bathroom. If not you end up changing her nappy in the boot of the car or on a bench.It is funny how people stare at you when you do it but when you have an unhappy baby you will do what you have to make them happy. All shopping centres have parents rooms so it makes it easier and some of them are beautiful with microwaves and kettles . We can tell she is getting heavier but also sleeping better, for the first 7 weeks she was waking up at 3am for a feed but now se goes to bed at 11:30pm but wakes up at either 6:30 am or 7:30 am.  It is crazy how every day they change slightly or make new sounds. We have had a lot of friends have babies and we have watched them grow up and we see what we like and dislike.  I can't believe how fast time goes now and how lucky we are to have this little gem in our life. My wife has nearly finished writing what happened so that should be up soon.


Just a quick update.
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Dale

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Iris Nolidin Stewart

Iris Nolidin Stewart 

I know it has been over a month since my last blog and that I have also mentioned in my last few blog's on and off that I would have news. Kim and I are now parents and I wanted to mention it earlier on but I was worried that if anything happened I would have hated myself. She is beautiful but I know all parents say that, but being Eurasian gives her that different look. The last few weeks have absolutely crazy and I have never had such an emotional ride in my life. I don't know if it is lack of sleep or work just being so busy I don't know where my days have gone. Its amazing you get told sleep when they sleep and I have never had so many Nanna Naps in my life. As i try to find time to edit more photos and you realise how quickly they grow. She is now 4.5kg and loves her food.





We have already taken her cafe's and restaurants and also Ikea and she loves the car thank goodness.  We look forward to a whole lot of adventures and random shinanigans.
Thanks For having a read.
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Dale Stewart

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Fab Food and Great Friends

Fab Food and great friend's

Before the new chapter begins in our life we have been trying to save as much as we can but also catch up with all our friends as the next few months will be hectic. Its not long before our little Burrito enters the world and we need to care for her, but that's part of Kim's story.
 Last month our friends took us out for dinner for Kim's Birthday and we went to a beautiful restaurant called Rosetta. Its an Italian restaurant in the city and it was amazing, I have never had chips and crab that tastes so fab.

 

 





We have not done Fine Dining since Narisawa last august and it was great to do it again. The deserts are fantastic We had the chocolate, peanut and coconut semi-freddo. I would go back for potato and the desserts.
   
That following Sunday we did YumCha with a group of close friends. We have been to about 10 different YumCha places and this one is my favourite as it does the chicken feet so well. Its called Crown palace. The chicken feet have so much flavor. It has a variety of dishes and they are always hot. We also ordered the crispy crab claw balls and they are superb, tender and juicy. If you like Tofu fa you should go to the early session as it had sold out by the second session.

 
 
 
Have you had chicken feet?
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Dale