Cherry + Tiger Hit The NGV

This week, Cherry, Tiger and Me spent a day in Melbourne’s City exploring our cultural hub – The National Gallery of Victoria.

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First stop, The Island Bird – a crochet suspended walkway by Ernesto Neto   National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.comNational Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.comAnd look who’s walking!

Then we dropped into David Shrigley’s exhibition for a spot of Life DrawingNational Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.comNational Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com

The Great Hall was alive and pumping with awesome arty worksopNational Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.comCherry and Me loved the temporary tattoos by Jean Paul Gaultier!

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Then we met Aussie Icon Fashion Designer, Linda Jackson, and helped build an Opal Billabong to reflect the incredible Great Hall stain glass rainbow ceilingNational Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.comNational Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com 27_NGVJanNational Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com

Cherry was in her eliminate with Melbourne Textile Artist, Cat Rabbit, creating Wearable CreaturesNational Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.comNational Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com

And then we revisited Romance Was Born just because we love’d it so much the first time! Click here to see our last visitNational Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.com

National Gallery of Victoria www.cherryandme.comAnd after the NGV we went for a stroll next door to visit Home – 7,000 little houses on one big house

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Check out our previous visit to The National Gallery of Victoria here

PS If you’re thinking of visiting the NGV tomorrow, (26th Jan 2015), make sure you drop in to The Great Hall and say hello to Mee Too and Tiny & Little who are hosting Paper Threads – a FREE workshop to create an outfit for your favourite teddy or soft toy!

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Babushka’s Russian Salad

Some of my best childhood memories are around the kitchen table with my grandparents learning to cook. So nostalgic… baking cookies, making chicken soup and even simple things like learning to peel vegetables and how to make the perfect cup of tea.

This week, we’ve been down at the holiday house with my parents and our two gorgeous kiddies, Cherry and Tiger. My mum, aka “Babushka”, taught Cherry how to make “Russian Salad” or “Olivier” – a traditional diced potato salad based on a recipe dating back to the 1860’s, invented by a Russian chef called Lucien Olivier. Since childhood, I can remember my Russian grandmother, aunty and mother preparing their own unique versions of this salad for every festive family dinner. Today Babushka shares her secret and simple techniques with you.

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INGREDIENTS
– 8 medium sized white potatoes, boiled and peeled
– 12 hard boiled eggs, peeled
– 1 x can of peas, drained
– 1 x can of cooked carrots, drained (we boiled our own this time)
– 1 jar of dill pickles, drained
– 1/4 bunch spring onion chopped, 1cm slices
– 500gm jar of whole egg mayonnaise
– salt to taste

METHOD
– dice all ingredients into 1cm cubes
– toss together in a large bowl
– stir in mayonnaise
– add salt to taste
– serve with a shot of chilled vodka… or three!

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Click here to see more pics from our holiday house

And click here to see Babushka’s traditional Chicken and Matzah-ball Soup recipe

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Bobux Xplorer + GIVEAWAY

Some exciting news for mumma’s with babies learning to walk!

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Bobux is looking for 120 pairs of little feet who are just learning to walk. If you have
a little one who is about to walk, is still crawling or freshly on their feet – they want to
invite you to try their newest shoe, the Xplorer. These designer “learning to walk” shoes are packaged in a limited edition tube and are the first release of their newest product. If you are chosen you will be the first in the world to experience the Xplorer shoe!

Bobux Xplorer www.cherryandme.comThis product launch could not have come at a better time as Tiger just took his first steps two weeks ago! Take a look here:  www.bobux.com.au/bobux-xplorer.htm

Bobux Xplorer www.cherryandme.comClick here to apply for your free pair of Xplorer shoes

And click here to view the shoe size chart 

Applications close 5pm on Monday 19th January 2015 and successful applicants will receive their shoes end of January.

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Dinner Sorted + dish’d GIVEAWAY!

I’ve had the week off from cooking and the pleasure of reviewing incredibly delicious frozen meals from the latest online food store, dish’d. Their restaurant quality frozen meals are designed by international chefs and prepared with only the best ingredients.

Take a look at their online store here: www.dishd.com.au

dish'd www.cherryandme.comI was really surprised how super fast delivery was!

dish'd www.cherryandme.comOur order was waiting for us in our designated shady spot, pack with dry-ice which apparently keeps everything cool until 10pm on delivery day!
 dish'd www.cherryandme.comWe loved opening the freezer door each night and choosing what’s for dinner!

dish'd www.cherryandme.comNight one, I had: Hake with grilled zucchini, cherry tomatoes and pesto sauce
He had: Squid with capsicum, zucchini and eggplant in a semi-dried cherry tomato sauce

dish'd www.cherryandme.comReally simple heating instructions, just open the box and microwave the papillote for 6 minutes. Best part is, no pots and pans to clean up!

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dish'd www.cherryandme.com The next night we shared Prawn and Crab Mezzelune

dish'd www.cherryandme.com dish'd www.cherryandme.comMy favourite meal was Thai Vegetable Green Curry

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…and now for the GIVEAWAY!!dish'd www.cherryandme.comWIN a $50 dish’d Voucher!

Simply leave a comment telling us how you would spend your $50 dish’d voucher

Delivery to VIC and NSW Metro areas only
Entries close 21/12/14 midnight. The winner will be notified privately
Brought to you by Nuffnang and dish’d

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Cherry’s Box of Cherries + GIVEAWAY!

Every year, around this time, Cherry and Me order a big box of freshly harvested cherries delivered straight from Turnbull Bros. Orchard right to our door step! We get so excited and today’s the day they arrived!

Click here to see our deliveries from last year when Cherry was 2 and the year before when she was only 1!

Plus, we’ve teamed up with Turnbull Bros. to GIVEAWAY a box of extra large, hand selected juice ripe cherries delivered to you, valued at $69.95!

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…and now for the GIVEAWAY!!
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You too can be enjoying the trill and magic of a Turnbull Bros. 2.5kg “Festive Cherry Gift Box” delivery right to your doorstep just in time for Xmas!

Before entering this week’s comp, please check if Turnbull Bros. delivers to your area by typing in your postcode in the postcode finder located on right of their products page: Click here for POSTCODE FINDER.

To enter the draw, simply:
1. LIKE our Facebook Page
2. TAG 2 friends in comments under our competition image
3. Then click SHARE to share the love on your wall

Competition ends midnight 14/12/14 and the winner will be notified privately

Don’t forget to follow us Twitter + Instagram @Cherry_and_me

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Romance Was Born

Cherry, Tiger and Me met up with our playgroup friends to check out the National Gallery of Victoria’s current kid’s exhibition, Express Yourself, by Sydney fashion duo Romance Was Born.

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and
Click her to see our visit to NGV’s previous exhibition Pastello

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