Sunday, November 11, 2007

A few of my favourite things

I have found pizza in Canberra that is the closest to the real Roman pizza - Pizza-Arte in Kingston. It operates out the back of a house - its a home-based business. Their motto is "life is too short for bad pizza" and I so agree. I had been grumbling a few weeks ago about the lack of decent woodfired thin crust pizzas in Canberra when an Italian friend of mine told me about Pizza-Arte. So Mr CJ and I made the trip across town last night to try the pizzas and we weren't disappointed. I had the patate pizza (potato and rosemary) and Mr CJ had the napolitana pizza. You have to ask specifically for the Italian-style thin crust. The best thing is they don't pile on the toppings so it just becomes gloop on top. Later last night a Domino's pizza ad came on TV and they were advertising the meatlovers pizza with ingredients galore and 'tons of cheese' - in other words, pizza gloop.

Another favourite place is Costa Noosa is, unfortunately, in Noosa!!! They make the best coffee.

As their website states:

"Costa Noosa Espresso is the coast's specialty roaster, catering for lovers of exceptional, fresh coffee.

At Costa Noosa Espresso, we take the best available 100% Arabica beans from the Americas, Asia and Australia and precisely roast and blend them to produce coffee with passion. We invite you to share that passion with us.

Call into our roastery and espresso bar in Duke Street, Sunshine Beach and experience a little Costa Noosa magic. For the true coffee aficionado, sitting in the roastery experiencing the sights, and the intensity of the taste and aroma as the finest primo quality beans are being roasted, creates a special magic all of its own."

The highlight of my week in Noosa was going across the road to Costa Noosa for my morning albinocino. Beam me up Scotty...and take me back there!

My current favourite chocolate!!!

"Traditionally the Maya Indians in southern Belize flavoured their cocoa with spices. We recapture this by blending rich, dark chocolate with a refreshing twist of orange that is perfectly balanced by the warmth of cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of vanilla.

Organic Cocoa Mass*, Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter*, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Natural Fruit and Spice Extracts (0.1%), Organic Vanilla Extract. * = All the cocoa in this chocolate is Fairtrade. Cocoa represents 55% of the total product weight."


Jacek said...

Jacek says.

Tesso said...

So true about that coffee, has to be the best I've had in years. I will be grateful forever for your recommendation.

And I'm a big fan of the Green & Black's, though just the plain dark variety for me.

PS Good to hear you are back running, even if its only a teensy weensy bit.