It’s a short, sharp and shiny MoFo post from me today- and a bit late, too (but it’s still Friday somewhere, right?). We had a great time at the wedding yesterday and I’ll be sure to share a post about it soon- but now that that’s over, we’re trying to see as many friends and family as possible before we head home tomorrow afternoon.
Today’s freebie Friday giveaway is a fun one, courtesy of one of my newly discovered favourite companies, the Byron Bay Chilli Company. I wrote a bit about their hot sauces in my post about our trip to Byron Bay back in July, and they’re still some of our favourite sauces (you might have noticed the significantly emptier bottles in my kitchen tour post the other day!). In addition to making some seriously good condiments, the people behind the company are super awesome and were more than happy to donate some goodies to a lucky winner- while having a reminiscing chat about the Splendour in the Grass festival.
The folk at Byron Bay Chilli have donated a five-pack of hot sauces, including:
- Red cayenne chilli sauce with lime;
- Green jalapeño chilli sauce with coriander;
- Heavenly habanero chilli sauce with mango;
- Smokin’ mango chilli sauce with chipotles (my favourite!); and
- Spicy sweet chilli sauce with lemongrass.
I’m super jealous of this one and can’t wait to get my hands on some of the other flavours myself! This giveaway is open worldwide to one lucky winner. To enter, just leave a comment here telling me which sauce takes your fancy and what you would serve it with. Don’t forget to leave an email address so I can contact you! Good luck!
So while we’re still out of town, and I clearly didn’t cook this dish today, I feel like I’m not entirely cheating because I did at least wear this dress today. Chadwiko’s sister is getting married tomorrow, so we had a final pre-wedding dinner tonight. Since she’s a total pink-and-sparkles loving girly-girl, this dress seemed appropriate.
I only picked this one up a few weeks ago, at home in Canberra. As soon as I pulled it off the rack, the sales assistant let me know that this was her favourite dress, and she would be super jealous if it fit me. She also told me that she had dreamed of wearing it to Floriade (Canberra’s inexplicably famous flower festival) to make all the old ladies in attendance jealous of her flower-power attire. While the dress was too small for her, it was a perfect fit for little old me, and with dreams of fraternising with the elderly among the flowers dancing in my head, I bought it.
I originally came up with the idea for my food and frocks MoFo theme just before VeganMoFo started last year, after a particularly fruitful trip to Melbourne. Our trips to Melbourne are all about food and football for Chadwiko, and food and shopping for me. It all came together in one day last year, when on one morning before a football game we headed up Smith Street for breakfast, and I stumbled across an unfamiliar vintage store around the corner. There, I picked up this dress. With its cute little olive print, it soon became one of my favourites.
We’re halfway through VeganMoFo! How did that happen? I’m taking a bit of a break from my theme just for today (sorry, dress lovers!) not only to avoid the dreaded MoFo burnout, but also because we’re out of town at the moment! We left Canberra this afternoon and are currently in Adelaide, where we’ll be for the next few days for Chadwiko’s sister’s wedding. I’ve got a couple of my usual posts lined up to go while we’re away, but I also thought that I would break things up with a couple of different posts.
Last week, Kittee had the great idea to introduce kitchen tours to VeganMoFo. We rent our house so we can’t do too much to the place- but trust me, if I had a choice, it would look a lot more like hers! Nevertheless, I am fond of our kitchen. We moved house a couple of months ago and the kitchen (okay, the dishwasher mainly) was a huge part of why we took this house over another one we were offered. While it’s not as exciting as others’ kitchens, I do love the opportunity to look inside other people’s houses so I’m happy to share my happy place/kitchen with all of you.