It was a glorious spring day today. I had (a very early) lunch at the Queen Victoria Markets which I should do more often given it’s a five minute walk from my work.
After reading The Age yesterday, I was craving a bratwurst sausage. Desperately.
Today’s lunch satisfied my craving. Though I had built up the bratwurst in my mind so much that it wasn’t as good as I dreamed it would be.
There was cheese. Mustard. And a fat, greasy German sausage. And I sat in the sunshine eating it. Heaven. Even though I needed to be back at work for an event at 12.00 pm!
I also bought some steak, lamb chops and mussels, which I didn’t photograph. I am excited about my steak tomorrow night. I will cook it to what I call perfection, ‘mooing’. Oh yeah, I got some King Island washed rind brie too.
This is my springtime dress. A bargain at $39 from Target. It makes me feel like I’m on Mad Men.
You can’t see much of it (one day I will get a proper outfit photo!) but you can see that it nips me in at the waist. It wasn’t warm enough for nude stockings so I wore it with black opaques. And ballet flats. And two tops underneath. And a black blazer.
Next to the bratwurst shop was Colours of the Earth – a shop selling rainbow pizzas. You can read more about it at Spatula Spoon and Sunday.
The selection of pizzas was amazing – pizza bases came in traditional white or wholemeal, and then a gluten free range including polenta, pumpkin, beetroot, black and white rice and seaweed.
I picked two for tonight’s dinner. They were SO vibrant. Reminded me a bit of playdough!
|Beetroot base with salami, olives, basil and cheese.|
|Black rice base with ricotta, pesto, tomato, onion, mushrooms, mozzarella and sweet chilli sauce.|
They look so beautiful before cooking!
And even better after cooking.
A perfect, quick and healthy meal after work.
The pizzas were delicious.
My trip to the markets was a real taste of sunshine. I must visit it more often.