Rozzi’s at Highpoint

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A new cafe in the West, Rozzi’s Italian Canteen, a nice big mug of coffee for brekkie, Eggs benedict

Rozzi’s Italian Canteen, Highpoint Shopping Centre, Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong

Cuisine:ย Cafe-style with cold salads, focaccias, and cakes in the window and made to order meals on the menu.

Location:ย Accessible location at the entrance of the new food hall and close to the elevators and escalators.

Service: We came for brunch on a Sunday and it was starting to get busy however we received our coffee and our meals in good time by friendly staff and patient staff.

Food:ย We both ordered the eggs Benedict, which is rare as we always try to order different dishes so that we can taste more of the menu! It was such a good blend of buttery, smooth flavours and the eggs were poached beautifully. Beautiful presentation.

Drink: I didn’t order any drinks but the better half ordered a cap and it came out in a huge FRIENDS-like mug with a nice aroma ๐Ÿ™‚

Kid-Friendly?: Yes! Easy access from the carpark and we were able to arrange our chairs around our table to accommodate our pram!

We wanted to find a comfortable place to enjoy a nice brunch in the sun and decided to check out the new cafe at Highpoint. Rozzi’s is located at the entrance of the food hall section with lots of natural light shining through the windows and both indoor and outdoor seating. After having their deliciously, creamy eggs Benedict and being able to accommodate our pram, we will definitely be coming back to try more! Their salads look delish!!!

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Where Love Begins

Reflection for this week


Where love begins
Itโ€™s easy to love at a distance,
but not so easy to love at close quarters.
Itโ€™s easier to give a few pounds to relieve famine in Africa
than to relieve the loneliness of someone living next door.
Itโ€™s easy to love people who are far away,
but not always easy to love those who are close at hand.
Yet, these are the people Christ asks us to love.
We must begin by loving the people near us.
That is where our love must start.
But, of course, it doesnโ€™t have to end there.
And it shouldnโ€™t.

love

The above reflection topic is for the readings Johnย 13:31-33A, 34-35:

When Judas had left them, Jesus said,
โ€œNow is the Son of Man glorified, and God is
glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will
also glorify him in himself, and God will glorify him
at once. My children, I will be with you only a little
while longer. I give you a new commandment:
love one another. As I have loved you, so you also
should love one another. This is how all will know
that you are my disciples, if you have love for one
another.โ€

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Comfy Ma – OOTD

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This is my go-to comfy combo – leggings, a baggy jumper and knee high boots Add a big chunky scarf and you’re all set for Melbourne’s cooler days ahead. Sorry for the disheveled hair and scrunchy jumper but with Baby at the teething stage, it’s been a hectic night of no sleep and sore gums leaving no energy or time to even comb my hair, yikes! Had to hide the bags under my eyes with some nice sunnies from Forever New ๐Ÿ™‚ย No excuses for the next ootd post though.

Hope you’re all having a great week so far and on this day off let us pause to remember the sacrifices of those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who died in World War I.

Melbourne Foodtrucks – Digging for Fire BBQ Kitchen

Foodtruck Friday!
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Digging For Fire BBQ – Melbourne food truck, various locations

Last Friday, after following DFFBBQ on Twitter, I was excited to see that they were heading across the bridge to Yarraville. So with some friends and family we braved the cold Melbourne weather to enjoy some freshly bbq’d dinner with the Digging For Fire peeps! We got there around 5.30pm and there were already a few people milling around deciding what to order and as the night progressed it was nice to see more and more people coming out to this mini fiesta of food trucks!

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The night’s special – Cinnamon & Chilli Chicken Wings, Baby’s happy with my tasty choice ๐Ÿ™‚

After a hard decision on whether to go with the pulled pork baguette or the night’s special of cinnamon and chilli chicken wings, I went the wings. The customer service was great and you could tell that the guys at DFFBBQ had a real passion for what they were doing. They were both very busy keeping up with all the orders but were still able to stop for a friendly chat ๐Ÿ™‚

It was so cold last Friday out in the park but once I bit into my cinnamon and chilli wings, braving the cold night was totally worth it! The wings were well-cooked and bursting with not only the cinnamon and chilli flavours but also that of the salsa/sauce that covered the tender bbq pieces! It came with chips and was absolutely delish!

Can’t wait to try out the rest of their menu next time! – Thank you DFFBBQ for a great dinner out! ๐Ÿ™‚

For those of you who follow heaps of blogs, I’ve found that Bloglovin helps me sort through all the blogs I’ve subscribed to and is an easy way to track all your favs!

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Keep checking back every Monday and Thursday for new blog posts on food and fashion in Melbourne and I will also post some pics and things that interest me on surprise days! ๐Ÿ™‚

For now, have a great week and always start your morning with a smile! – go on, do it ๐Ÿ™‚ you’ll feel better if you do! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The Vocation to Love

Reflection
The vocation to love
The deepest wound of all is that which affects the heart:
the feeling that one has not been loved,
that one is not precious to anyone.
Many people today are wounded at heart.
Each of us can do something to heal their wounds.
We have hands that can make things,
and minds that can understand things.
But above all we have hearts that can give life.
We are not sterile people.
We can give life to people who are inwardly broken.
We can show them that they are important,
and so bring life to them.
Today, Good Shepherd Sunday, is also vocations Sunday.
But all vocations are vocations to love.

The above is an extract from my parishโ€™s weekly published bulletin. Click hereย if you would like to read the full bulletin!ย :)

Happy Sunday everyone! Make the first hour of your week a happy, relaxing and reflective one by giving thanks for all your blessings and listening to the word of God. See you at mass! โค

A Perfect Fit – OOTD

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Zara jumper, TopMan jeans and boots, H&M scarf. Mummy and son joining in on the action ๐Ÿ˜› Baby wears Bonds jacket and bottoms, Converse booties, Carter’s striped onesie, H&M cardigan, Cotton On singlet, Supre jeans.

A good fit goes a long way. I love how these jeans are slim cut without looking like jeggings ;P and the fitted knit paired with a scarf gives off a nice put-together look. Comfy and smart casual.

What are your favourite brands of jeans?

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Spiced Tofu Stir Fry

Looking for something quick and tasty to cook for dinner? I found this recipe in a vegan recipe book when I was looking for some dishes to cater for a couple of friends who have chosen not to eat animal products. To my delight, it is a really easy dish to cook and is super tasty! – I love the combination of maple syrup and lime juice!

P.S Sorry I wasn’t able to take my normal step-by-step photos as this weekend I cooked 6 batches for a birthday party and was rushing to get it all cooked and ready to go.

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Spiced Tofu Stir Fry

Ingredients

(Serves 4)

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tbsp paprika

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tbsp caster sugar

275g tofu

4 tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves crushed

1 bunch spring onions sliced

1 red capsicum seeded and sliced

1 yellow capsicum seeded and sliced

generous 3 cups of muschroom, halved or quartered, if necessary

1 large zucchini

115g green beans

50g pine nuts

1 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp maple syrup

good pinch of cayenne pepper

salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

1. In a bowl, mix together the cumin, paparika, ground ginger and caster sugar with plenty of seasoning. Cut the tofu into cubes and coat the cubes in the spice mixture.

2. Heat half the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Cook the tofu over a high heat for 3-4 minutes, turning occasionally (take care not to break up the tofu too much). Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Wipe out the pan with kitchen paper.

3. Add the remaining oil to the wok or pan and cook the garlic and spring onions for 3 minutes. Add the remaining vegetables and cook over a medium heat for 6 minutes, or until they are beginning to soften and turn golden. Season well.

4. Return the tofu to the wok or pan and add the pine nuts, lime juice and maple syrup. Heath through and serve immediately.

Let me know how you go if you end up trying this dish! The original recipe stated 2 tsp of cumin but it was a little overpowering for me so changed it to 1 tsp.

Happy Monday everyone!! ๐Ÿ™‚

(The aftermath – my dirty stove!)

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