I say it every month – these months are flying by! Here we are already at the end of October ready for my Things I Love October feature! Let’s get into it!
I always feel a bit guilty when I link to one of my own recipes in these wrap up posts (I’m not really sure why, it’s my blog I can link to whatever I like right?!), but I have been absolutely loving this super easy Lemon Curd. In fact I made a triple batch just after sharing the recipe as we were loving it so much, and it’s all but gone now. I think I’ll try to give it a couple of weeks before I make it again, or we’ll just demolish it again!
One of the things I wrote about in my Joy’s of big city living post was the awesome events that occur up in Auckland. I attended the October Bloggers Brunch Club which is being rebranded as Brunch Club earlier this month which was awesome. It’s great to chat with others who all take photo’s of their food I’ve also really been enjoying the support from Bloggers Club and the opportunities which have come from them as well. I was also lucky enough to attend the launch of the new soda stream play which was super cool! These things just don’t happen in the smaller cities!
I mentioned I was lucky enough to attend the new Soda Stream play launch. I’d always kind of dismissed Soda Stream it as I thought it would be super high in calories, turns out I was wrong (it doesn’t happen often but I don’t mind admitting it when it does). Not only do the new soda stream play machines (RRP$139.95) come in the most beautiful colours they also come in some sugar free varieties as well! The non-sugar free varieties are only around 35 calories per serving as well which is pretty damn good for when your in need of something fizzy! I’m loving the Sugar Free Pink Grapefruit at the moment!
Since I’ve made it the past two weekends I’d say that Maddy’s Karagahake Hollandaise is definitely one of my favourites for the month! I’ve altered her recipe a little and when I make it, I use kumara (sweet potato) for the rosti and we have been having bacon instead of Salmon. No matter how you have it I can guarantee that the Hollandaise is amazing! I swapped coconut oil for the butter in her recipe, I halved the eggs and used a teaspoon of each lime and lemon juice.
I’m not sure if I’m loving this yet or not but I’ve entered my first Triathlon. Oh shit, it’s real now, I am officially competing in a triathlon at the beginning of February next year! Eeep! I’m very nervous about the swim portion as I am not the strongest swimmer ever. I’m also nervous about what on earth I am going to wear as I’m not too keen on splashing out on an expensive outfit.
We have asked for a tent for Christmas (yes early request I know) so we can take advantage of our beautiful country and get out there and really enjoy the summer months. I haven’t been camping in a very long time but am really looking forward to it! I’m also looking forward to going for long swims, reading in the sun and eating strawberries and fresh pineapple! I really want to check out a few walks around New Zealand as well. I was pleasantly surprised when we were looking for tents that Kathmandu has a really pretty range for their clothes – lots of colours.
I’m always surprised at the selection at K-Mart and they’ve done it again! I won a westfield voucher through work and as always I decided I needed more workout clothes so brought the two tanks above (and another tank and my first pair of track pants ever!), both of the tanks are flowy fitting around the tummy but fit nicely around the shoulders. I love the colour on them as well as the awesome quotes.
What are you loving this month?