Parks, hotels and pork belly

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Saturday park time
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Saturday sunset
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The Saturday Paper in bed on Sunday
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Sunday slow-roasted pork belly on Monday
For my birthday, way back in January, Nick bought me a voucher for a getaway night at a local hotel. A night for me to spend some time by myself and I finally put it to use on Saturday night, the eve of the voucher's 6 month expiry. Yes, I should have done this much sooner. It was wonderful sitting by myself watching tv in my pjs all afternoon long. I was in bed, ASLEEP, by 9:30pm & I didn't have to wake up in the night. Not once. In the morning I drank endless cups of tea while reading the paper. It was bliss.

Back home Lulu was up in the night vomiting. Fine during the day, then the same Sunday night. Today she seems fine, just tired. We're keeping an eye on her & it might be a call to her doctor if it continues tonight.

I have Mondays off work to spend time with Lulu and today while we are at home playing, I'm slow roasting pork belly from this recipe in our incredibly slow oven. It is supposed to be in for 8 hours but I didn't get it on until 1:00pm and we need to eat by 8pm so..... wish me luck! Have you ever cooked pork belly? If you have any tips, I'd love to hear them.

Hope you had a marvellous weekend!

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  1. We love pork belly and often order it at one of our favourite restaurants. My husband cooked it for the first time recently, it turned out pretty good (but not as good as the restaurant version...shh, don't tell him I said that).

    1. Ha! Good to hear yours turned out pretty good. We order it all the time at restaurants too & I have no doubt that mine won't be as good! I can't get over the amount of salt in the recipe. That must be the secret.

  2. The pork belly looks delicious and your night away of uninterrupted sleep sounds like a great gift and doubled by the fact that had you been at home you would have been up all night with your vomiting child. Don't feel bad because there will be plenty more of those in your lifetime to make up for missing this one. I'm sure your batteries were recharged again. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane


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