Mar 27, 2011

The Passionfruit Cheesecake Diet and A Sydney City Leek.

I've just finished my passionfruit cheesecake detox this afternoon. It's basically the lemon detox diet, only better tasting and you definitely don't go hungry.  It was so effective that I don't think I'll be eating cheesecake again for at least another .... week?  Honestly, I think it will be at least a year.  My next detox is going to be the scone with jam and double cream metabolism booster.

My spirits weren't the only thing to come through 24 hours of cheesecake with a grin on its face. 

The sky was clear(er) and the local birds were out for a Sunday session on a neighbouring rooftop.

A Farmer's Wife very generously shared her Fancy Apricot Chicken recipe the other day.  I was in the mood to explore a reinterpretation of an Australian household classic, so I got myself a Sydney City Leek (it's a bit skinnier, more anxious and more anaemic than its country cousin) and some extra dried apricots.  I used a mixture of the soft and juicy kind with the more standard 'really dried' dried apricots (the ones that are a dark orange and almost leathery in texture).

Well, that Sydney City Leek punched way above its weight.  It was the yummiest apricot chicken ever.  Thank you, AFW!  The Fancy Apricot Chicken detox may be the healthiest option out of everything I've suggested in this post.

Earth Hour was a bit of cande lit magic in the suburbs last night.  A blanket of quiet descended over the usually buzzing streets.  The darkness punctuated with flickering candles encouraged good old human conversation rather than the sound of the television. Perhaps this was how the neighbourhood looked and sounded 50 years or more ago.

It's the last weekend of March already.  Where has this year gone?  I think I say this every few months, every year.  Hope you've all had a good weekend.  I'm looking forward to next weekend already.

Talk to you soon,


  1. Sounds like my kind of detox!

    I made apricot chicken years ago and hated it. Am wondering if it's time to give it another go.

    I'm interested to see what this baby mix up is on 60 Minutes.

    Have a good week. I get a day off. Yay for me.

    TDM xx

  2. Cheesecake detox, you crack me up!

    My TV broke last week... the BF and I are running out of good human conversation ha ha! Did make earth hour pretty easy though :)


  3. I haven't had apricot chicken in eons, maybe I should whip up a batch seeing as it's getting colder!!

    Hope you have a not too busy week honey :) :) :)

  4. It has been SO long since I tried apricot chicken but I used to love it as a kid!

  5. Hahaha you crack me up! Cheesecake detox!! I really like the scones-with-jam-and-double cream-one, too! I'm considering a chocolate cake detox myself, you inspired me:)

    Since DH currently resides in Greece and I'm home alone I cheated by being on Skype with him during earth hour. But all the lights were out and I only had candles burning.


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