The Way To A Man’s Heart…

Happy Valentines Day to all my loved ones!!!  The romantic side of me is definitely out and proud today … especially riding on the back of our 25 yr wedding anniversary last week!! 

Well they say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach … so what culinary delight did I spoil my valentine with tonight for dinner?  A heart-shaped pizza of course!!   Yes, it was totally made from scratch by my own fair hands … and expertly cooked in our pizza oven by the MOTH (man of the house!!) 

Vegetarian for me, 1st photo (mushrooms, artichokes, olives, roast pepper, capers and topped off with marinated Persian feta  🙂 ) … meat & seafood for him, at right (including fresh crab meat caught by a friend’s son in Adelaide over the weekend).

Ahhh … what a treat it was … yummy yummy down to the last morsel … there was not a crumb left to spare!!  The pizza base is a whole wheat recipe … it’s not a secret … so if anyone wants the recipe just leave a comment and I will send it to you (or email me julie@virtualangel.com.au)

Heart Reef

Who couldn’t help but get caught up in the promotional hype of the recent Oprah Winfrey visit!!  A bit OTT (over the top) for some … but I did think that her Australian Adventure special that aired on TV last night showed Australia’s best to the rest of the world. I couldn’t help but be proud of the beautiful images shown of Uluru, Sydney Harbor, Hamilton Island, and the Barrier Reef, to name just a few.

The most exciting part for me is when she flew in a helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef and hovered over a beautiful coral reef in the shape of a perfect heart … “Heart Reef”.  This naturally formed reef was discovered in 1975 by a Whitsunday pilot and is only 17 metres across.  I’d like to think that it’s the heart of the Great Barrier Reef itself!

When I saw the gorgeous blue water and the beautiful little heart shaped reef I decided that the Whitsundays was the perfect romantic getaway I had been looking for to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in February.  So Hamilton Island here we come in a few weeks … I’m going to look into booking a helicopter ride over Heart Reef too … how romantic would that be!!  I wonder if I can also get Curtis Stone to whip us up a beach bbq like he did for Oprah!!!!

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