Look what I found hiding in the southern hemisphere!
Victorian License Plate
I’m a bit behind on my foodie adventures in Melbourne, so they will continue to be sprinkled in throughout the week.
Scrambled free-range eggs on toast with grilled mushrooms and avocado from Degani Bakery Cafe on Rawthorne.
A breakfast full of obsessions. My palette was happy My inner hippie was also happy to discover that there are more restaurant than not who serve only free range and cage free eggs.
I think this was a new cafe, but the owners were so nice and personable. Also unpictured: best coffee to date in Melbourne. I think I would need a weeks worth of blogging to describe and show pictures of all the coffee I’ve drunk here so far. It’s just absolutely incredible. I don’t want to go back to American diluted mud coffee ever again!
My go to favorite is the long black, which is, more or less, an Americano. I still show regular love for the flat white and cappuccino.
Long Black from Baretto (I think?)
Panini with mushrooms, garlic, chili, and fontina from Animal Orchestra
Oh my gawwwd. The mushrooms were cooked perfectly and the bread had a bit of a yeasty taste to it, which I love. The chili gave a little bit of spice but nothing too overpowering. Animal Orchestra, you have won my foodie heart. Bravo! Everything I have gotten here has been memorable. Thank you for being a block away from half of my classes.
If you’re wondering why there has been so much restaurant/coffee shop food on the blog since I’ve gotten here: I’m living in a residential college (Queen’s: which I will show you pictures of this week!) and I’m not about to subject anyone to dining hall photos of food I don’t even get a choice or preference in.
That being said….I have a dining hall…..So there will be many food shots from the “outside world”. I miss cooking like Jen misses Brad like the Olsen twins miss food. (I’m not up to date on celebrity gossip, can you tell?) But trust me: I miss it terribly. I’ve plotted to hijack friends kitchens and cook them meals. They happily obliged. I must figure out the recipes I am most dying to make. Maybe some scuffins for the week? Some low and slow sweet potatoes? Quinoa perhaps? Anything KERF made? Or just a heaping bowl of veggies topped with hummus or avo?
I live for this type of dilemma.
So I’ve been faithful to my running hiatus commitment and haven’t run for about two and a half weeks. How have I survived? My love for the rowing machine has been key. I’ve also done many workouts using the bosu, medicine balls, free weights, stability balls, and I’ve even tried a spinning class recently. Theres also the fact that Melbourne is such a walking city. I probably walk anywhere from 3-5 miles per day.
I’m going to try to pepper in some running in my workouts throughout the week and I’m going to try to stick to treadmill sprints or running in Princess Park where the loop isn’t made of pavement.
Wish me Luck!