This week's Lovin' Life highlights reel looks a little something like this:
The days have mostly been warm and sunny but the mornings have been a bit crisp. It's the kind of weather that has called for a denim jacket to be casually slipped on as I head out the door to work. I love that casual summer vibe denim jackets give not to mention how comfortable this old favourite from Zara is as well. This is as edgy as it gets with my work wardrobe.
I'm moving up in the world of dumb bells for my 'home gym' (aka the rectangle of floor in front of the television that my yoga mat occupies). Somehow 5 kg at home feels as heavy as 7 kg at the gym...
I'm trying my hardest to take a positive spin on the gloomy weather in Sydney this weekend. Firstly, at least we're not having the extreme weather Melbourne is enduring right now and secondly, cold weekend mornings are the perfect excuse to go exploring for new cafes. Our local Westfield is so massive, just walking the couple of blocks to another entrance will see you find a new cafe and completely different streetscape to look out on as you sip.
I'm especially happy about these little finds. I've previously seen quite a few Simmone Logue baked goods (quiches and pies) on sale at supermarkets but when I saw these pork dumplings and pork belly buns at Woolworths yesterday, I just had to buy both. From memory, they were around $15 per packet.
Pricy but well worth the price. The buns were especially loved by my friend and I as we nibbled at them with a glass of Moet to belatedly celebrate Global Champagne Day yesterday. All you need to do is steam them for 8 minutes and serve. The hoisin sauce included in each bun is just right and the only addition we made was to serve with some cucumber sticks for extra crunch. There was a lovely thick slice of pork belly in each soft bun, no scrimping on quality just because it's ready made here. Well worth considering if you're catering a party this summer.
The dumplings were also well received. More meaty than your average yum cha offering. They weren't dry and didn't fall apart in the steamer. You might need to serve them with a bit of chilli sauce. The children really enjoyed these.
And that's about it from me, this week. It's been a busy one with a lot of ground covered. Here's to next week being just as good!