Food Court Fiasco- a Spanner in the Works

I had high aspirations of keeping a classy food blog, complete with succulent photos of whatever latest exotic delicacies I have been tasting on your behalf….
Brimful of enthusiasm for another food adventure, I took Boy 2 out for afternoon tea…..In my mind I was envisaging a late lunch….seared scallops, prawns perhaps, followed by a rich creamy dessert.
At the time, I didn’t pick up on Boy 2’s initial comment ‘ Afternoon tea? Yay! McCafe has these great mini caramel slices!’ : a comment which foreshadowed the course our adventure would take.
I gently informed Boy 2 that we all have times in life where we have to sacrifice for the greater blog post good. And this, for him, was one of those times.
C’mon now, I am running a classy show here! *snort*
So Boy 2 sacrificed; although as we drove through Belconnen, he made comments like,“Well if we don’t find somewhere soon, there is always Café Injoy. They have a really good caramal slice.’
Or ‘Dunno if I ever told you Mum, but McDonald’s McCafe sells excellent caramel slice. Really cheap too!’
He even uttered the horrifying, ‘Maybe you could blog about a trip to McDonalds?’

None of the 6 cafes we checked out had food that we both agreed on. And we are the two easiest-pleased people in our family. Just that kind of indecisive day. It was a little frustrating.
The last café on our ‘check out’ list was Jamaica Blue, whose address placed it in Belconnen Westfield.
Note to self: when on a food blog trip with Boy 2, NEVER take a detour through a food court.
As we crossed the food court to find Jamaica Blue , Boy 2 (now ravenous) spied sushi from Sushi Sushi , and any remaining flicker of interest in assisting Momma in her pursuit of high end cuisine sputtered and went out.
So it was we ended up at Jamaica Blue (Boy 2 with a box of sushi tucked snugly under his arm)ordering a Strawberry milkshake, a latte (my first ever (I was keen to photograph some nice latte art.) , and scones with jam (I know it is strange, but Boy 2 is not partial to cream!)

Once seated, I reached for my friend’s camera to get ready to take some shots . It didn’t work..Then I remembered where the memory stick was… home still plugged into the computer…..Arrrgggghhh!

I was done! We took the food to go…

By the time we arrived home our status quo was:
1 disillusioned food blogger
1 reasonably satisfied Boy 2
minus 1 sloppy takeaway scone: devoured whole in the car trip, along with the shake.
1 latte: tepid. Whatever latte art that HAD existed looked now more like ‘preschool art’, all smudged and distorted by a plastic lid and all the sloshing around in a car.
1 plate of sushi-which was looking better by the moment!

Prawn roll

Tempura prawn roll
Squid inari. Inari is the only tofu product I like. I love it.
And seaweed Inari
Jamaica Blue is a busy little café next to the cinemas at Belconnen. Sushi Sushi is directly opposite in the food court!

I had to add this photo. Boy 3 who has grown up seeing me take pictures, composed his own food pic after I had gone. He had me come out and capture it. 🙂

Doggy-Bag It has been invited to cover A Celebration of Wool at the Old Bus Depot Markets. this even will showcase Austalian wool products from around the country. Wool art, winter ranges of knitwear both traditional and uber contemporary will be on display. Come out if you are a local, grab an unique item for winter and support our wool industry!
Event information:

What: A Celebration of Wool
Where: Old Bus Depot Markets, Wentworth Ave Kingston
When: Sunday 16 May
Time: 10am – 4.00pm
Cost: FREE entry


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