Meringues

I have never cooked pavlova. It always seemed something that was quite tricky and difficult. I always put it in the too hard basket. The one element that always seemed the hardest was the meringue (one of the main elements!). I think everyone either has or has heard of meringue disasters.

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The Grand – Melbourne

J’s cousin, H, was in town and we caught up for dinner at The Grand in Richmond. The Grand is a true gastro pub, and has two dining options; the bar/lounge or the dining room. We have eaten in the bar many a time as both J and I used to work down the road, and we still have friends that work nearby.
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The Gorge Restaurant – Launceston

When we were recently in Tassie we wanted to take Dad for a nice lunch for his birthday. I had originally booked Strathlyn, a restaurant at the Ninth Island Cellar door in Rosevears, down the East Tamar where we have been before and always had a good meal.

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Nothing Beats Mum’s Roast

J and recently had a weekend in Tassie. We try and do this regularly so as to catch up with my parents. Qantas had a sale on, which is always a good excuse to go, and we picked the weekend that coincided with my Dad’s birthday. Flying to Tassie from Melbourne is easy, the car trip from home to the airport can take longer than the flight time. We take-off, get to the required cruising altitude and level out for 10 minutes, before starting the descent into Launceston airport, all of which take 45-60 minutes.
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