Oodles of Groodles

Thetraveljunkie.org – We have loved getting to know these 9 little bundles of joy over the last 8 weeks. And as they all head out to their new homes we’d like to introduce you to Lexie’s adorable little puppies. Lexie is a groodle, a fabulous dog breed of golden retriever crossed with a standard poodle. After artificial insemination we all waited excitedly to see if she was pregnant and if so how many pups she was carrying. What a surprise to hear there were 9 babies!

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Melbourne Weather: 4 Seasons In One Day

Thetraveljunkie.org – Ancient wisdom says: if you don’t like the weather in Melbourne, just wait five minutes. Why would you love Melbourne‘s weather? We’ll always see sunny on a winter day and never gets too hot too long during summer. The other day, we went to Sorrento Back Beach for sunset. We were sitting on the beach with a wonderful view. We had summer clothes and a big smile on our face when suddenly the wind direction changed. The temperature started to drop and in less than 30 minutes without notice. The weather Melbourne Australia is famous for is to be unpredictable. We love it!

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How To Make Tempeh

Thetraveljunkie.org – One of the things we really miss from Indonesia is the traditional Indonesian Tempeh. Our favourite is the delicious Tempeh that the grandmothers make in the local village in Mertelu, Gunungkidul in Yogyakarta from beans including soy and broad beans that they grow in their fields. Although we have helped make it back there under the guidance of the villagers it was a learning curve to make authentic Indonesian Tempeh back in Australia. Tempeh is readily available in Australian supermarkets and health stores but it never quite tasted the same as the homemade Tempeh. So we decided it was time to learn. We have had some success and some failed attempts- the Melbourne cold weather isn’t the best for Tempeh making. But it was lots of fun to learn and we made some yummy Tempeh.

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Japanese-Style Breakfast

Thetraveljunkie.org – This dish might not be to everyone’s taste on a morning, and it’s also a breakfast with many components—rice, grilled fish or chicken, miso soup, tofu with soy, soba noodles, and a Japanese-style omelette—and some relatively obscure ingredients. Having said that, this is as clean, wholesome and nutritious as breakfast gets, so if anything is going to make you feel better it may well be this.

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NGV TRIENNIAL 2020: A Gallery-Wide Exhibition of 100 Artists And Designers From More Than 30 Countries

Thetraveljunkie.org – Today is the perfect day to share a video where we visited our favourite gallery in Australia, National Gallery Victoria to see the NGV Triennial 2020, a large-scale exhibition of international contemporary art, design and architecture that explores some of the most globally relevant and pressing issues of our time, including isolation, representation and speculation on the future. Featuring 86 projects by more than 100 artists, designers and collectives from more than 30 countries, the NGV Triennial opens at NGV International on Saturday 19 December 2020, presenting the first opportunity for audiences to visit the reopened gallery.

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Rediscover Bushrangers Bay

Thetraveljunkie.org – If there is one thing we have learned in recent years, it is that traveling far away serves to value what is close to us. A week ago we made a very special trip around Cape Schanck and do you know what conclusion we came to? That it’s time to rediscover our environment, to connect with what we are and to enjoy all that the little big jewels that we have so close to us have to offer, Bushrangers Bay on Mornington Peninsula.

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Swedish Cinnamon Buns (Kanelbullar)

Thetraveljunkie.org – Kanelbullar or cinnamon buns are a classic at Swedish coffee parties. In Sweden you can buy them everywhere from cafe’s to supermarkets and even petrol stations. It’s a sweet bread dough rolled up with a swirl of sweet buttery cinnamon throughout. The Swedes sprinkle these with pearl sugar which doesn’t melt at high temperatures and creates those wonderfully distinctive white dots on top of the buns. They really are Swedelicious!

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Shaded In Australia With Pyramid Shades

Thetraveljunkie.org – With Melburnians still locked in our 5km bubble we are constantly on the lookout for ways to make our 2 hour recreation and exercise outings fun. So we were super excited to try out our new Pyramid Shade down at the Sorrento foreshore on Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. So what did we love about our Pyramid Shade experience?

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