On my first morning in Austalia I woke up at about 5 am ( 9 am Honolulu time ) and I am proud to say that I kept myself on Hawaiian time the whole month. I love waking up really early! This was even more of a bonus the day of the Big Australian Dust Storm ( check it out! I was there! ) more on that on another post.... Talk about a red dawn!
Anyway, here's a pic of my first "Long Black" ( yes, I had a couple on my Holiday ) They don't do a standard drip coffee in OZ or at lease they sure don't taste or look like a standard drip. A "Long Black" is the closest thing to a black "coffee" in the states. I always drink mine straight up...no sugar, no cream ( just like my drip coffees ). I think "Long Blacks" are more like an espresso with hot water added to it since they are a bit frothy??
I don't know....didn't ask....maybe I should have after 4 weeks of them?
Australia ( and New Zealand ) is a vegetarian and vegan's dream! It is so incredibly easy to find loads of fresh juice bars. I went to "Bondi Fresh" in Bondi Beach almost every morning.
Above ( note the pretty white sand ) is a juice of beetroot ( the Aussies put it in everything) , spinach, celery and apple. Then I discovered an awesome pear, apple and mint juice at the health food store in Bondi! Yum! Carlos thought it was pretty awesome too so "sharing" the $8.90 fresh juice became an issue ( what's new?). I think I was only getting about $2.30 worth of it....you get my drift I'm sure.
So, for the most part my "Breakie" in Australia was pretty simple....either a coffee or juice ( or both ) and when I wanted something a bit "heavier" I usually turned to some crusty grain bread smothered with half an avocado and "Murray River Valley" Australian pink salt...
Sorry, no Vegamite for this chick! To be continued......