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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11895 on: April 09, 2014, 02:54:43 am »
Some goodies I bought along the way during the Italian Food Safari in Melbourne. Had to show a lot of restraint fortunately for luggage weight. Lemon vincotto (a balsamic), salsa di pere (to have with cheese), braido brachetto d'acqui and some hazelnut chocolate to enjoy together (OMG it's amazing), pizza flour, cold storage bag, and an Italian cook book (not pictured as it's on my kitchen bench). Wish I could have bought back some fresh ricotta and mozzarella cheese, and some pecorino.
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« Reply #11896 on: April 09, 2014, 03:02:14 am »
They look very interesting.
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« Reply #11897 on: April 09, 2014, 03:13:05 am »
It sounds like you had fun shopping CP.
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« Reply #11898 on: April 09, 2014, 03:52:04 am »
Nice loot you've got there, CP :)

Online retail therapy sounds like what you needed, DJ 😄

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« Reply #11899 on: April 09, 2014, 04:05:48 am »
Yeah good loot alright.

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« Reply #11900 on: April 09, 2014, 04:08:17 am »
Don't you hate the lighting in hotel rooms Gert, even with every light in the room turned on it is too dark for me.

I have been known to take the bl##dy lamp down to the desk and ask for one I can read by. If it is screwed down I remove the bulb and take it to the desk and ask them to replace it with a brighter one.  The prices you pay for a room should include a bright light.

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« Reply #11901 on: April 09, 2014, 04:15:00 am »
Must try that, well the bulb trick anyway Gert.
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« Reply #11902 on: April 09, 2014, 07:06:55 am »
I would have to go down in my pjs as I like to read in bed in my pjs. I think I may be better ringing down. I may frighten people.  :D :D
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« Reply #11903 on: April 09, 2014, 07:36:14 am »
Wish I could have bought back some fresh ricotta and mozzarella cheese, and some pecorino.


I bring all kinds back in a soft esky bag as hand luggage.
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« Reply #11904 on: April 09, 2014, 08:20:19 am »
I would have to go down in my pjs as I like to read in bed in my pjs. I think I may be better ringing down. I may frighten people.  :D :D

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« Reply #11905 on: April 09, 2014, 11:53:54 am »
I would have to go down in my pjs as I like to read in bed in my pjs. I think I may be better ringing down. I may frighten people.  :D :D

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« Reply #11906 on: April 09, 2014, 02:58:50 pm »
Sounds like a fantastic trip CP.
I love online shopping, although I have had the odd "surprise" when its not quite what I thought!
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« Reply #11907 on: April 09, 2014, 03:45:19 pm »
Online shock recently was buying a Jude Blureau Wholefood book off book depository and it's all in ounces. Have since looked in book shops and it's in grams for Aussies. Jude will end up a millionaire if everyone makes the same mistake as me as I have to buy the Aussie version now.

Also wanted to let you know that quirky jo's book is due for release on 5 May. Don't know how many recipes or how much. I can't wait.
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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11908 on: April 09, 2014, 07:12:39 pm »
Online shock recently was buying a Jude Blureau Wholefood book off book depository and it's all in ounces. Have since looked in book shops and it's in grams for Aussies. Jude will end up a millionaire if everyone makes the same mistake as me as I have to buy the Aussie version now.

Also wanted to let you know that quirky jo's book is due for release on 5 May. Don't know how many recipes or how much. I can't wait.

If you do have a U.S. cookbook with cups, ounces and etc.,   Just use this Conversion Fix to get the correct measures.

I have several Australian Women's Weekly cookbooks that have conversion charts on the inside back cover.  Most of these I purchased in the late '80s and through the '90s.
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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11909 on: April 09, 2014, 08:37:32 pm »
Also wanted to let you know that quirky jo's book is due for release on 5 May. Don't know how many recipes or how much. I can't wait.
Thanks for the date, CP, I knew it couldn't be far away.  Do you remember, many years ago, when we were all encouraging her to write a book?  I am really looking forward to it. 

PS  Just heard the rumour that it is going to cost $60.00 and, initially anyway, will only be available through HO.
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