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Monday, January 09, 2006

Awww shucks

I'm back. Straight from the 0C (32F) temps of a wintry New York and into the dizzying humidity of a sweltering Sydney. Sure 30C / 86F may be mild compared to the 45C / 113F temps Sydneysiders basked in over Christmas, but trust me. I am dyyyyyying.

The perfect welcome home? A freshly shucked Sydney Rock Oyster. These ones came from Port Stephens.

Nothing beats a freshly opened oyster. As the shell is slowly prised open, the smell of the sea wafts towards you with its briney allure. Soft, sweet, salty, raw. It was so good I almost wept.

But this is no time for crying. There is much work to do. I am woefully behind in my New York posts, and yes, there are plenty of photos to be uploaded too.

Keep scrolling down to check the latest (I'll be keeping the posts in their correct chronological order) and, whilst you're waiting, why not vote for your favourite in the 2005 Food Blog Awards. Thanks to all those who nominated me in the Best Food Blog - Restaurant Reviews category and congrats to all the other nominees.

Awww shucks. You guys are the best =)
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posted by Anonymous on 1/09/2006 11:59:00 pm


  • At 1/10/2006 3:44 pm, Blogger deborah said…

    hey! welcome back. i didnt realise you were updating while on vacation. i look forward to reading all about your adventures. so did you love new york or were you ready to come back by the end of it?

  • At 1/10/2006 4:09 pm, Blogger Reid said…

    Hi AG,

    Welcome back and CONGRATULATIONS on the nomination! Good luck to you! I hope you do well! =)

  • At 1/10/2006 5:13 pm, Blogger Sam said…

    hooray - welcome home!!!!

  • At 1/10/2006 9:05 pm, Blogger jismgor said…

    Can't wait to see what you think of the new Paramatta.

  • At 1/11/2006 12:46 am, Blogger Nic said…

    Welcome home, AG! I can't wait to hear all you've been up to!

  • At 1/11/2006 1:32 am, Blogger Chubby Hubby said…

    Welcome back and congrats on the nomination!

  • At 1/11/2006 10:03 am, Blogger Kelly said…

    Hi Helen, welcome home! And happy new year! Looking forward to sitting down and reading all of your New York entries :)

  • At 1/11/2006 4:21 pm, Blogger Rose said…

    Congrats on your nom!!!

  • At 1/11/2006 7:37 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Welcome back..!! i voted for you too..! congrats..!!

  • At 1/12/2006 4:36 pm, Blogger Veruca Salt said…

    Welcome back! Enjoyed reading your blurbs. Can't wait to see the photos.

    Congrats on your nominated. I thought Reid was robbed too!

  • At 1/12/2006 7:16 pm, Blogger Rachel said…

    Ahh glad your back Helen :) safe and sound and cooking (literally and figuratively) back on our shores. Good luck on your nomination !!
    Btw do you prefer pacific or rock oysters? I much prefer pacific as they have less "bite" and taste more creamy ... mmm with a dash of tabasco salt is my favourite!

  • At 1/13/2006 9:22 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My, those oysters look nice!
    Congratulations on your nomination. I linked you to my blog! Keep it up!


  • At 1/14/2006 2:55 pm, Blogger Chick Pea said…

    Man o man o man, those oysters look divine. Nothing beats a Pacific oyster. Atlantic oysters are great, but no where near as creamy. *drool*

    Looking foward to your updates and pics of NY!!

    Congrats on your nomination, and best of luck! :)

  • At 1/16/2006 6:22 pm, Blogger Joycelyn said…

    hi helen, congratulations! it is very well-deserved...and welcome back!

  • At 1/21/2006 3:45 pm, Blogger Rachel said…

    Hi again Helen,

    I had to come back to comment on this post and say that you were right... rock oysters are pretty yummy when fresh and I got to find that out a most interesting way. If you could spare a moment and if it interests you, you could peruse it on my blog. Thanks again for keeping the flame of good food burning.


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