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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

New Work Setup + reformatory Caffeine

New Work Setup

The Breville Bes860  has an inbuilt grinder which is good for convenience but just does not grind fine enough. We finally got the Smart Grinder back and its grinds beautifully. 


Last weekend we went to Focus Melbourne to get a coffee. Ken is a fantastic Barista and knows how to make a awesome cup of coffee. He used to use Monk coffee but now uses Reformatory Caffeine Lab. The Reformatory Caffeine lab is in my top 10 Cafe's for its spectacular filter coffee's,  Ken made us some coffee's and i bought a 250gram bag. 

  


My Latte art skills have really gown down but this bag of beans have really lifted my spirit. The coffee is so sweet and fruity, it tastes like apricots and oranges. Its not cheap beans but worth the price. I know Cote Terra in Oakleigh has it or make your way to to Balwyn.

If you find it give it a try.

Kind E-gards
Dale Stewart

Monday, 6 March 2017

Annoying Neighbours

Annoying Neighbors

We have now been living in our house for over 2 years and from the start the neighbor leaves the shopping trolley in front of our house. I move it to theirs and they move it back on ours. I have finally gotten a camera to hopefully prevent them.


Do have annoying neighbors?
Kind E-gards
Dale

Friday, 3 March 2017

Bonds Baby Search

Bonds Baby Search

As our beautiful girl gets bigger and stronger and is nearly 6 months, Kim came across Bonds Baby Search  the other day and decided to enter her in.



If your bored please vote :)
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Dale

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Calia

Calia


Now our girl is 5 months old and needs all the attention it takes anywhere from a week or a month to complete a blog so while i have 10 minutes free hopefully i can complete this review in one go. Last week our friends invited us to go to Calia for dinner and because it said Michelin star i expected it to be expensive or have tiny serves. It is a beautiful small restaurant with a Japanese shop attached to it.
The menu is simple yet elegant. The alcohol prices are not over priced either.


 For Starters we he had fresh raw scallops with a wasabi sauce. The scallops made me feel like i was back in japan, so fresh and juicy. They melted as you ate them and it had a sweet but tangy taste from the wasabi and lime. After the first few i really wanted more. We also had the truffle fries because why not right? They were so crispy and the truffle just added some extra flavor. It was not over empowering but just added some extra wow to it.

For Mains I had the premium 9+ Wagyu sliced  beef with an egg and rice. It was absolutely amazing as the meat was tender and juicy and i loved the sauce that it had. Best beef in Melbourne by far. 


For dessert we had the highly recommended matcha lava cake. The matcha just added another level of awesomeness to it. As you cut into it the sauce oozed out and it melted like it should. It was the perfect mix of chocolate and matcha.



It is an great restaurant and worth a visit. We will be back for sure.
Kind E-Gards
Dale Stewart


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