It was a Very Good Friday

April 7, 2012

A walk in the park to awaken my slumbering muscles…


Breakfast with friends at Proud Mary.

A double date.

My Latte.

Ben’s Affogato.

Nick’s Spearmint Milkshake. Old school.

My fresh Vegetable Juice.

Ben’s Truffled Polenta and Mushrooms.

Jess’s Bircher Muesli – hazelnut heaven.

My Avocado, Tomato, Goats Cheese smash with a side of Hash. Nick got the same. Twinsies.

Chatting about travel and weddings and babies and birthdays and work and drinks and more.


Purchasing goodies from the Organic Fruit Shop on Smith St – organic eye fillet, coconut yoghurt (thanks for the inspiration, Hannah!) and the plumpest fresh dates I’ve seen in a while – I could not resist.


Strolling in Central Park on the way home…

and detouring to the side streets, dotted with tree-lined fantastical house after house, to dream about future homes.

Feijoas, freshly fallen.


Lunch outside for two. Tuna Niçoise Salad with Quinoa.

Delicious reading… and subsequent fish pie dreaming…

And Cocoa Coconut Macaroon Tasting – I’ve created our favourite version after a week of taste-testing, and shall post the recipe next week. (update: recipe link)


Freezing bananas for Smoothies and Chilled Breakfast Pudding.


BFF Brownie Baking.


Finishing up ‘Thank You‘ cards and doing house chores – cleaning, tidying. We can now walk the entire length of our study again, which is nice.


Not so hungry for dinner. Perhaps it was the 3pm NiΓ§oise…

Settling in for Popcorn and Vino with season 4 of Mad Men.

Followed by BFF Brownies with Vanilla Ice-Cream. x 2.

It was a very Good Friday.

Happy Easter everybody.

Heidi xo
  • Tori April 7, 2012 at 8:01 am

    What a gorgeous day it sounds like! Where are you watching the new Mad Men?

  • Leah April 7, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Happy Easter Heidi, looks like a wonderful Friday indeed!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

    A gorgeous day indeed!!!

  • Michelle Chin April 7, 2012 at 9:08 am

    why do people love to bake brownies on easter? this is the fifth brownie i've seen for good friday.

  • CC11 April 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    What an awesome day – my idea of a wonderful day for sure! And sooo much yummy food (love coyo yoghurt and I have never seen dates like that ever, will have to order some from them online, yum)

  • Heidi April 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Tori – I thought they were new! It was actually season 4, ben just told me πŸ™ can't wait to see the new season!

    Leah – thanks, lovely πŸ™‚

    Lisa – πŸ™‚

    Michelle – haha no need to. just because they're delicious!

    CC11 – yes, supermarket fresh dates often do disappoint. These babies were perfection!

    Heidi xo

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 7, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful Good Friday and just the kind I'd enjoy too. I can't wait for the next series of Mad Men! πŸ˜›

  • Hannah April 7, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Maybe if I close my eyes and wish really hard, I can wake up in this gloriousness. xo

  • Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan April 8, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Dear Heidi,

    Happy Easter to you too, and it certainly looked like a very good Friday although I have never held a feijoa in my hand.

  • msihua April 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Happy Easter to you too πŸ™‚

  • Heidi April 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Lorraine – yesss!! just need tog et through this one. We've already churned out so many eps πŸ™‚

    Hannah – I hope things are ok your way today. love xo

    Chopin – I hope you have many feijoas soon enough πŸ™‚

    Msihua – πŸ™‚

    Heidi xo

  • KittyCate April 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Happy Easter Heidi! Looks like you have had a wonderful weekend so far xx

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Happy Easter Heidi and Ben πŸ™‚ It really was a Good Friday hehe I loved everything you did ~ so simple and sweet to be able to catch up with friends and just spend time with each other ~

    Ohhh I really want to try the coconut yoghurt and truffles! Hope you post the recipe soon!

  • Mademoiselle Slimalicious April 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Hello! I'm glad I found your blog through Blithely Unaware today. I love the inspiring photos here! Ps: the nicoise salad looks awesome! Yummy!

  • Ashley April 8, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Aww, what a gorgeous day you had! Brad's been bothering me to get around to watching season 4 of Mad Men! He's hanging out for season 5 already!

    Happy Easter to you too πŸ™‚

  • xoCATox April 9, 2012 at 1:06 am

    A perfect Friday, by the looks of things!

    Happy Easter xx

  • Heidi April 9, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Cate – thanks, lovely, it's been wonderful πŸ™‚

    Daisy – I will! I can't wait to try the yoghurt too!

    Mademoiselle Slimalicious – thank you πŸ™‚ so happy you found it too!

    Ashley – I can't explain how much I love Mad Men…

    Cat – perfection! πŸ™‚

    Heidi xo

  • Iron chef shellie April 9, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    A very good Friday indeed! Deliciousness πŸ™‚ xo

  • Lisa April 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Ahhh I started my Good Friday with a walk too! Got to love a long weekend and it looked like yours had the perfect start.

  • The InTolerant Chef April 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    A wonderful Friday indeed! Happy Easter!

  • Hannah April 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Perfect! So much great food, I want to make it all πŸ™‚ I cannot resist fresh dates either, they are quite divine! Oh I hoped you enjoyed the coconut yoghurt, they have yummy icecream too! x

  • Heidi April 12, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Michele – deeeelicious!

    Lisa – starting with a walk is always great πŸ™‚

    InTolerant Chef – thanks, lady!

    Hannah – I'm yet to try it! Have a fridge full of other yoghurt to get through first. It was yoghurt season, apparently πŸ™‚ must try the ice-cream!! sounds delicious.

    Heidi xo