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Archive for April, 2008

Turns out that said deadline has morphed into another, April 30.  Following that will be another and final deadline of May 7.  Ever the procrastinator, I’ve found some more food pix from the annals of my photo library. None of them are truly blogworthy, but I guess they will serve as a good measuring stick for that faraway point in time when I *can* take pictures worthy of the foodporn moniker…

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Italian dinner

It’s been a mad couple of weeks and I feel as if I have lost my cooking groove. I am trying to eat properly though, and had an ‘Italian’ themed meal late last week…

  • Wheat spaghetti, broccoli & pesto
  • Mozzarella & tomato salad doused in balsamic vinegar & EVOO
  • Grilled capsicum & eringi mushrooms on a bed of mizuna greens

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Butter drought

I’ve been suffering from a surfeit of impending deadlines that won’t let up until April 21st. Life’s a b*? %h, I tell you. That, coupled with my non-camera status, is another reason for my recent lack of blogging.

While I can’t do anything about my deadlines, I am planning to purchase a new camera, either a Canon G9 or Canon Powershot 5 IS. (If anyone is using either of these, please comment!) I’m trying my luck bidding on Japan’s Ebay equivalent, Yahoo Auctions. So far, no good. But what I have found instead is butter… That’s right, butter.

You see, Japan is suffering from a, err… butter shortage at the moment. You can read more about it here via ‘quality’ reporting from the Japan Times:

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/rss/nn20080406a2.html

I’m okay however, and have more than enough cow spread for my daily fix of Vegemite toast. Alas, others aren’t so lucky… check out the bids and prices on these Yahoo Auctions!! (NB: you need to be able to read Japanese fonts on your browser)

http://search4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/search?p=%a5%d0%a5%bf%a1%bc&auccat=24034&f=0x2&alocale=0jp&apg=1&s1=bids&o1=a&mode=2

My response? “Japan. Always interesting, never boring!” I think I need some Vegemite toast.

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