I started this blog during the uni holidays with the intention of making it an outlet for my interests in baking, health, exercise, coffee, cake and nutrition…as fate would have it, now it the base of my assessment for study in Home Economics Education.
Over time, I hope to blog lots of slices of information, resources and reflect about my adventures in education, food and nutrition.
First of all…a little about me, in the theme of Home Economics, I thought I’d start with some questions I found online about ‘Getting to know YOU- Health, Food and Exercise’ (http://www.gettoknowu.com/Catagory/Health_01.php)
I’m enrolled at RMIT in the Applied Science/Education (P-12) course majoring in Food Science/Nutrition, which I should finish in Mid-2013. In my spare time, I love cooking, coaching netball, singing, dancing, performing in musicals and watching Gossip Girl!
What is the best food on a hot summer day?
Cocktails probably don’t count…so any variety of Ice Cream/Sorbet or Frozen Yoghurt with Frozen Berries!
What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
I recently tried Chilli Stingray on a trip to Singapore! I was eating out with a friends family at one of Singapores Hawer Centres- we tried so many strange foods I had never heard of..but the stringray was an experience!
What is your favorite condiment?
I LOVE my condiments! A favourite would have to be Homemade Tomato Chutney, but I am also quite partial to Balsamic, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice!
What is the ideal comfort food?
Winter Casserole in any way, shape or form, In terms of dessert I can’t go past a Traditional Apple Crumble.
What is the most important meal of the day?
Breakfast, by FAR! My sister and I are very sacred about breakfast, we hate even being talked to while we’re enjoying our morning rituals. I have great memories of good breakfasts and brunches I have had!
What do you do for exercise?
I’m a bit of an exercise nut, so I play netball once a week, dance 4-5 hours a week, plus I try and take my dog on a walk 1-3 times a week.
What Olympic sport would you like to try?
I think I’d like to try Gymnastics, don’t know if I’d be very good..but I have also always admired Olympic ‘Walkers’ and Marathon Runners for their stamina and patience, and Swimmers for their dedication to early-morning training!
What was the first thing you learned to cook?
Jam Tarts and Scones with Nan and my sister, strong memories!
What is your favorite dessert?
Anything homemade! usually Apple Crumble followed by Tim Tams. The most memorable desserts I’ve had out have been at two of Matt Morans restaurants in Sydney
What disease frightens you?
Coeliac Disease….I don’t mind an occaisonal slice of Flourless Orange Cake, but I think I would struggle without my favourite Burgen Rye Bread!
What is your favorite salty snack?
Kraft Peanut Butter
What vegetable do you hate?
Potatos! I can’t stand the texture when they are steamed or boiled. Other than that I am a vegimanic!
What is the worst physical pain you have ever been in?
Who taught you to cook?
Surprisingly, My twin sister and I kind of taught ourselves to cook! Mum was never really a MasterChef (mainly after a rather scarring incident with salt instead of sugar in a pavlova) but our Nan was always very encouraging.
What did your father like to cook?
He is the King of Stir-Fries and Meat and 3 Veg! He’s also pretty mean with the ice cream scoop.
What food would you starve without?
When I’m hungry I eat yoghurt….so I would seriously struggle without Tamar Valley Yoghurt
Have you ever won a trophy?
I have a few trophies from Netball Coaching with Macleod Netball Club, coaching U/15, 17 and 13 to Premiership/Runners-up.
What restaurant do you love even though you know you shouldn’t?
I am a bit of a fan of Cheap Tacos and Margharitas at Taco Bill, and also have a little guilty pleasure for McDonalds Happy Meals- it’s my Post-Opening Night Traditional Treat when I’m in a show or have a dance concert.
Looking forward to sharing more ‘slices’ of myself and learning lots more throughout this semester and beyond