Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Stirling Restaurant Recommendation: The Locavore



The Locavore
49 Mount Barker Road
Stirling
SA 5152

Hi guys! Last month we went on a drive to Stirling, in the Adelaide Hills. It's such a beautiful area, with lots of pretty flowers, gorgeous trees lining the roads and quaint little shops that just begged to be explored! I really love the relaxed vibe, and I guess it helped that we visited on a lazy Sunday. The only problem was, Sunday is the one day of the week the much-hyped Lobethal Bakery is closed. Oh damn! So that's still on my must-visit list (a great excuse to re-visit this lovely part of South Australia).





We had lunch at The Locavore, which is a family-run restaurant situated along Mount Barker Road. Given the option, I basically never choose to sit outside (wind being my mortal enemy and all) but it was such a lovely day, and to keep hubby on his toes (plus natural lighting, who are we kidding?), we sat out the front, which was the best decision ever. It was a super relaxed atmosphere and we were able to people and (more importantly) dog watch to our hearts content. So many dogs, you guys.

The Locavore specialises in locally sourced produce, and they strive to live by the 100 mile diet. This means that, as much as possible, they try to work with produce that is grown within a 100 mile radius of the restaurant. I love this idea. Talk about supporting local! Time to slip the #IChooseSA hashtag in.





Now onto the food. They do have a Kids Menu, but we did have to request it. Everything on the adult menu was a bit too fancy for our fussy son, who has only recently branched out to Fish and Chips as his restaurant order, after a good many years ordering Chicken Nuggets and Chips. Baby steps, right? He loved his meal, and happily, it was quite a generous size for a kids meal. The hand-cut chips were super chunky too!




Hubby and I ordered the Dips & Dukkah Starter and it was amazing! He said to me "you're ordering the dips platter no matter what, aren't you?" and he was right. Ain't no stopping me. This is one of my favourite things to get as a Starter, and this platter did not disappoint. There's just something about dipping various breads in oils, dips and dukkah that makes my heart sing. These flavours were delicious. It included two housemade dips, toasted rye bread, extra virgin olive oil, vincotto, house made dukkah and Fleurieu olives which hubby claimed because I'm that freak that dislikes olives.




My husband had the Murraylands Sirloin with Three Chips (lol, not the actual name of it) which he said was beautifully cooked. It was actually served with kipfler potato and red wine jus. Yum. Usually we let our son steal some of our chips, but hubby wasn't letting him eat Tom, Dick or Harry on this occasion, and rightly so. Haha.




I ordered the Gnocchi, which was accompanied by a creamy, delicious sauce and was absolutely to die for. I always gravitate towards pasta, what can I say? Sorry, not sorry. Except sorry to my clothes, I guess, which invariably fit a little tighter afterwards. Worth it though, when a dish tastes this good! Guys, I cannot find the menu I printed out at the time with this exact dish name on it (lol, I can't be the only one that prints out the menu and plans their entire meal beforehand? Like with highlighter and everything?) and now their online menu has changed so I have NFI what this gnocchi exactly was, just know that it was incredible and you should haul arse to Stirling and dine at The Locavore immediately.


You can follow The Locavore on Instagram here or Facebook here and make a booking here.






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Monday, February 17, 2020

GIVEAWAY: WIN a $100 Restaurant Gift Card!



Hi guys! I have reached 5000 followers on my foodie Instagram account, which I'm so thrilled about! I want to thank everyone for the support; I'm so grateful for the likes, comments and follows! To show my appreciation, I'm running a fantastic Giveaway to WIN a $100 Good Food Restaurant Gift Card! You can use this gift card on food and beverages at hundreds of restaurants across Australia! Who doesn't love eating out, and it's even better when it's free, right? This is being run on my foodie Instagram page @imhungrymax so hop over there now and get your entry in!

If you'd like to see all the participating restaurants you can feast at using the Good Food Gift Card, you can do that on their website here. Every Australian state has participating restaurants, yes even Tasmania, Northern Territory and the ACT (I checked as I don't want anyone missing out!).


PRIZE
~ 1 x $100 Good Food Restaurant Gift Card

Entering is super easy! Head over to my foodie Instagram account @imhungrymax and enter now!






This Giveaway is open to Australian residents only. Giveaway will run until 11:59pm Adelaide time on 29 February 2020. Winner will be picked using a random number generator and announced on the Instagram Giveaway post and notified via Instagram DM on Monday 2 March. GOOD LUCK!


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Thursday, February 6, 2020

2020 Project Pan: February - April



Hi guys! Well I've just finished my 2020 Masking Challenge (here are the results) and now it's straight on to my 2020 Project Pan! I've been so keen to get into this, but knew it was way too ambitious to start whilst using twenty masks in a month (which ended up only being ten lol), so here we go! This lot of products I'll be going hard on for three months, from February right through until the end of April.

The idea behind this is to use up a shit-ton of products that would normally just be sitting in the cupboard, approaching their expiry dates, possibly hidden from sight behind other products #beautybloggerproblems ~ I've specifically picked out things I don't want to go to waste, things I really want to use and things I can power through.

My plan at this stage is to pick another 20 products for the next Project Pan (May - July) and so forth until the end of the year, then see how I've done. However, I may carry some products over into the next Project Pan if I'm really loving them/I love the results/I'm nearly finished it for example. OK so I've only really thought through the first three months lol. I want to just dive in and play it by ear basically!




Here are the first lot of products in my Feb - April Project Pan!

1.  Clear Skincare Microdermabrasion Cream*
2   Kit Pomegranate & Pink Grapefruit Body Lotion
3.  Lush Twilight Shower Gel
4.  Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask
5.  La Roche-Posay Serozinc
6.  Skin Physics Lash & Brow Magic Enhancing Treatment
7.  L'Oreal Pure Clay Anti-Blemish Mask
8.  Chapstick Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub*
9.  GlamGlow GravityMud Firming Treatment
10. Nip + Fab Skin No Needle Fix Serum
11. Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
12. Pureology Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier*
13. The Base Collective Magnesium & White Tea Hand & Body Wash*
14. Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Primer
15. Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Spot Treatment
16. StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles & Stretch Marks
17. A'kin Rose Mist Toner
18. Andalou Youth Firm Night Cream
19. Swisse Micellar Makeup Remover
20. Olay Total Effects Whip Moisturizer



Wish me luck with this lot! Hopefully I can finish a few of them over the next three months or at least make a big dent in them. Anyway I'm sure it will feel good to be 'shopping my stash' and working towards emptying out my beauty cupboard. I'm so sick of being overwhelmed with products everywhere!



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