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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