Posts Tagged ‘muesli’

Every Dark Cloud Has a Silver Muesli Lining

Monday, July 28th, 2014

I am taking the “Why haven’t your written on your blog? Are you lazy or useless or something?” comments that I have received lately as positive signs that people are actually reading my words. So FEAR NOT, dear friends, I am back in action. Life decided to take a bit of a dive and throw multiple large spanners in the works, along with a large pile of P-O-O-P. But with this came some big bonuses – I was able to hug my Dad after almost two years of separation. It is amazing how much you can miss this basic physical support and my various exploits on the other side of the world have meant that I have spent very long periods of time without parental embraces. I may be 28, but my inner child still needs a hug every now and then so it was nice to finally get one.

The even bigger bonus was that after giving me a hug, my dad handed over two bags of AMAZINGLY FANTASTIC HOMEMADE MUESLI. To any onlookers, this exchange of plastic zip-lock bags would have looked like we were dealing in contraband drugs. They would almost be correct – this muesli is as addictive as any hardcore drug. Oats, rye, sultanas, apricots, hazelnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, dates, figs, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews – The Davies Family Muesli has been posted to Paris and transported to China. It has now made its way to Manchester where I have been greedily devouring it while also trying to save it for best. This morning I finished Bag #1 and almost cried. I am saving opening Bag #2 until I feel I will be able to cope with it disappearing. I won’t have access to any more for at least six months. I don’t know if I can handle that.




Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

I just received a parcel full of drugs. Well, not so much drugs as three bags full of homemade muesli from my Dad. Normally he and I make our own muesli as it is 1. delicious and 2. healthy. I haven’t been doing this in France and have been eating disgustingly sweetened sugared-oats. I now have about a kilo of muesli sitting in bags on my couch. I AM SO HAPPY! Tom will be banned from going near it. It is too precious. I don’t think I will ever finish it as it will be too sad.

The New Breakfast Joint

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Recent living arrangement changes has resulted in a new local cafe for Sunday breakfast needing to be sort. I miss Il Circolo but am quite pleased with the cafe strip on South Street in Fremantle. We now head to Aubergines, a busy cafe serving great food and pretty good coffee. The first few coffees I had there were pretty ordinary, but a sign on the window for a new barista has brought better results. The cafe attracts lots of regulars, with the owner coming outside to chat and feed all of the local dogs who turn up. Last Sunday there were 3 bull dogs, one of which was ridiculously fat and almost got run over. He was then carried around like a baby, all of his rolls of skin covering his eyes.

I have discovered what I believe to be the best bircher muesli in all of Perth. I can’t say I’ve tried them all, but this one is REALLY GOOD. Served in tower with rhubarb compote, berries and vanilla bean yoghurt, this is definitely worth getting out of bed for.

Bircher muesli

Muesli in a tower! Well I never...

The muesli is full of nuts, seeds and dried fruit and is dense and oh-so delicious. Definitely worth a drive to South Freo. Plus you might get to see me!

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