Awesome Food

Aldgate flat tyre

While on our mini birthday getaway to the Adelaide Hills we went to Aldgate. A good cup of coffee was calling us.  The plan was to get back to the cottage before dark. That was very nearly kyboshed when we got a flat tyre. Well, semi-flat. After inspecting it more closely TRH decided to try adding more air to see if that did the trick. It did. The raucous laughter of a whole flock of kookaburras provided a cacophony of sound effects in the background. We did make it back before dark. He didn’t want to drive the windy roads and risk missing some of the turns in the dark.

Aldgate Fred's Eatery

Fred’s Eatery in Aldgate was a delightful discovery. The coffee was really good. We had a late lunch, ordering The Reuben by Fred. If you are ever in Aldgate, you gotta try it. That’s it on the left. It was massive. One was enough between the two of us. What’s in it? Layer by layer top down: A skewer of dill pickles (cornichons),  toasted dark rye sourdough bread, a huge wallop of the best sauerkraut, melted swiss cheese, thinly sliced corned beef served with a little pot of Russian dressing.  I actually found instructions for making this sanga on the net. You Yanks out there probably know all about this but for us it was a delicious revelation. The dressing alone is worth making.

 Russian dressing
  • 250 ml(1 cup) mayonnaise
  • 60 ml(¼ cup) hot chilli sauce
  • 5 ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 2.5 ml Tabasco sauce
  • 40 ml finely chopped onion
  • 10 ml grated horseradish

We enjoyed it so much we went back for breakfast the next morning on our way home.  That’s our breakfast on the right. TRH had scrambled eggs and  haloumi. I reckon they must have used a dozen eggs! He couldn’t eat it all. I had poached eggs, avocado smash and wilted spinach. And coffee of course. Yum, yum, yum!

Adlgate ads 5

Ambling along the main street of Aldgate my attention was captured by some wall art. I wandered into a small arcade and found a treasure trove of unique business ads lining both sides.

Aldgate ads 4

Aldgate ads 3

Top right – that’s us scoring Fred’s Eatery !

Aldgate ads 1

Aldgate ads 2

We also found an awesome butcher along the main drag not far from Fred’s. Nothing much is far from anything in this quaint little village. The butcher’s produce was very different to the norm. He owns a farm so he has a ready source of quality stuff. But he also had seafood, cheese, home made sausages AND ready cooked meals. Might have to make a few trips to Aldgate in the future!

And so endeth the Birthday Getaway.

Thank you for your patience with this indulgent and protracted story 😀

© Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace

26 thoughts on “Awesome Food

  1. Looking at the food makes me hungry. There is enough food for 3 people I think. Lovely bird
    Sounds in the video.😊

  2. Aldgate is a bit far for me as I live across the pond. The food looked scrumptious and yes here on the East Coast of the U.S the best Corned Beef with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing I ever had was from The Carnegie Deli in Manhattan, they also make the best Pastrami sandwiches. That being said, your photo far surpasses any corned beef sandwich I have ever seen. It looks scrumptiously delicious. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos.☺☺☺

    1. There’s a few people doing it. You know what I do. Tom Merriman has created 3 peace candles he’s happy for anyone to use. I always use one on my Sunday meditation post. That’s a simple way of doing it – with maybe just the word peace…… I’m sure something will come to you 🙂

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