Posts by Clare

My husband Dean and I were two lost souls who travelled around Australia for almost 2 years, loving living and laughing all the way. When our incredible adventure concluded, I kept blogging, changed the name of my blog to Clare's Cosmos and now I write about what I do, where I go, and what I see, continuing to share my thoughts and photographs with the odd haiku or standard poem thrown in along the way. My desire is that you find a twinkling star somewhere within my galaxy of thoughts and creativity.

Thirty Questions

Ever wanted to know a little more about who I am?  Look no further, and read on.  

I’m following the lead of my blogging friend Calen (over at Impromptu Promptlings) and, considering that lately I’m struggling to blog with more consistency, even though I’m busy job hunting, I thought it would be fun to take up the “Thirty Questions” Challenge.

Spoiler Alert!!  The following blog article may contain too much information 🙂

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Good Morning Venus

Looking east this morning, before the sky began to brighten, was the loveliest sight with Venus sitting below and to the left of the crescent Moon.

This is the best shot I was able to get. On days like these, I wish I had a better camera.

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Another Parmigiana at the Bellvista Tavern

After the last meal we enjoyed at our local tavern I’d said we would return on a Monday night to try their ‘Snitty Special’.  This special consists of a chicken schnitzel with your choice of topper, served with salad and chips for only $15.

Surely it couldn’t be as good as the item on the regular menu.

There were four toppers to choose from.  I chose the BBQ Meat Lovers, Dean chose the Mad Mex.  For the life of me, I cannot remember what the other toppers are, but I’ll remedy that next time we visit – and there will be a next time.


Chicken Schnitzel with “BBQ Meat Lovers” Topper

Bellvista Tavern, Caloundra West

A 250 gram free range chicken breast, prepared and crumbed in-house, with ham, bacon and cheese and barbeque sauce.

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A New Happy Place

With all the leaves gone from my Frangipani tree, I was curious as to where my little green friend might be hiding.  He comes and goes with the rain, and as we’ve had a week of wet weather, I was hoping he’d be snuggled up somewhere.

A quick scout around the other plants revealed his new hiding place in the top of my Happy Plant (Dracaena flagans).
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Best Nachos Ever

Yes, another recipe, but don’t you just love Nachos?  I do and so does Dean, but recently we faced the dilemma of how to make them at home when you don’t have a microwave oven to ‘zap’ them and get them nice and hot with the cheese melted just right.

Sure I could have put them under the griller, but that would only melt the cheese on top and do nothing to warm the rest of the ingredients.  Dean and I like to enjoy our food HOT, so using the griller was out of the question.  I had to come up with an alternative approach to cooking a much-loved ‘treat’ that we do like to enjoy every now and then and, even if I say so myself, the end result was amazing.

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