This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Narooma Oyster Festival!!!

A few weeks ago we went down to the Narooma Oyster Festival...




A road had been blocked off and it was held next to the River...at Riverside Drive...

Magnificent Clydesdale horses at the gate...





There were floating sea sculptures...


And of course Oysters...
Oyster Shucking demonstrations...


Sea Scallops prepared by the Royal Australian Navy's finest Cooking Cadets...




Sacks behind the Oyster Bar...


And Australia's first Masterchef...Julie Goodwin was there promoting her book...
And here I am with Julie...a lovely lady and so down to earth!!!



And of course I had to purchase one...
I think you will love this book Micki...Micki and I are going to do a Cook Up from Julie's book sometime over the next few months!!!


Inside the cover...


And the autograph!!!



Inside the food tent there were demonstrations going on...
one of which was by Julian Lloyd, Rick Stein's Head Chef at Rick Steins's at Bannisters in Mollymook


Oysters with a (Charantay) Sausage...from memory it might have been made with Pork but not sure now...


Delicious Seafood Platter...
For more pics on the food at the Festival hop on over to my other blog My Dolce Vita...
After that we drove downtown and spotted this Hotel with a Million Dollar View at Narooma...


The view...


A slice of the cheesecake...


Rustic Potatoes...



Then off for a drive and have a look at the ocean...




And look we found this playful seal...so cute!!!
A great day...spent much of the time spent in the Food Tent!!!


20 comments:

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

An Oyster Festival! How fun is that!? The food looks scrumptious. Sea Scallops are my absolute favorite! Never pass those up. And how cool to have an autographed copy of Julie Goodwin's book! Sounds like you're having a great weekend Dzintra, and the weather looks great too. (: xxxVicki

Terry said...

Love all thoes little south coast towns.
Oyster Festival sound yummy and looks good too. A real foodies day out. Glad you had a good one

Have a good Long Weekend

Terry

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra! Another fabulous trip to your end of the world with FOOD, FUN, FRIENDS, and FRIVOLOUS adventures, awaiting anyone who loves life! You look magnificent dearest, with that author!!!! CHEERS! Anita

Kath said...

What wonderful photos, loks like it was a gorgeous day and all that mouth watering food!
I think you are having our share of the sun "down there" LOL
You must have been really delighted to get your book signed by the lady herself!

Maree: said...

How Lucky were You to Meet Julie...I watch Masterchef every week...I gave her Book to a Friend for her Birthday...it's Great.
cheers

Micki said...

I would have loved to meet Julie...I was cheering her to victory, and I was thrilled when she won.I will get her book over the summer, and then we can start making some recipes. Of course, mine won't look like yours, but it will be fun anyways.LOL
Julie does look like a doll!
Micki

Astrid said...

Dzintra, that sounds like a wonderful day out! This kind of food is not my favorite..., even if I'm going to have octopus for dinner today. I'd love to taste the cheese cake and rustic potatoes! :) I love the photos of the rugged coastline - where is it (on the map)?

Pooch Morning Glory said...

an oysterfest would be the best way to try them prepared in different ways. im near a fresh water lake so no oysters close by.
great ocean shots!
~laura x

Fer said...

Great photos Dzintra! We'll have to get you to Bruny Island one day to try our oysters!

Simone de Klerk said...

You had a perfect day, Dzintra! Thank you for sharing (O:
And how cool is that, to have one of your favorite books signed by the author while you were sitting next to her. You must have been very excited!
Liefs xo

Kim said...

Wow, doesn't look like you have been sitting in that armchair much, Dzintra! Looks like you had a yummy time with good weather.

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, I bet you were in heaven meeting and chatting to Julie.Lovely food,could have eaten those scallops right of your blog. Happy Days with that new cook book.
Bev.xoxo

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Great photo of you and Julie and it was a great festival! :D

Notjustnat said...

Sorry I nearly missed this one. You must have posted while I was away. The whole post looks so yummy. It makes me hungty looking at. Meeting the star chef, how exciting!!! Hugs Nat

catita said...

yum, yum, yum
we are definitely going to the slow food festival!
you did not mention that you met Julie!when i saw you on Monday...
I love the sea scallops!
xoxoxoxox

Vintage Sandy said...

Good morning...thanks for your visit looks like a fun time was had by all lots of yummies of all sorts food & crafties have a great day!

ria vogelzang said...

What a beautiful and yummie things you are showing us!
Great you met Julie!!
Enjoy your cooking and quilting! And have a lovely weekend!
Love, Ria.

Margaret said...

Recovering from a bout of Gout ( first ever bought on by taking a new Bllod Pressue tablet for 6 months ) I am appreciating your lovely photos with all that SHELL fish which is a no no for gput sufferers.

mrsnesbitt said...

I had an experience with an oyster many years ago so haven't touched one since! Loved the pictures of the chappy sea! Awesome!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Dzintra

thanks for you lovely comments over my way.. sorry I have been so absent. .but life is crazy right now..

Well... looks like you had a wonderful time.. and fancy meeting Julie Goodwin!!! fabulous!! I'm sure you will be cooking up a storm now!!! love the last 2 seascapes also!!! Take care my friend. xxx Julie

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