Wednesday, November 15, 2017

GRAYL: Order #38175 Has Shipped

 
 
 
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Order Number: #38175

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Delivery
 
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BILLED TO:
SHIPPING TO:
Anthony Plummer
Corner Main And Market Streets
Box Hill, Vic, 3128
Australia
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Anthony Plummer
Corner Main And Market Streets
Box Hill, Vic, 3128
Australia
+61400794912
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Order Summary
 
ITEM
QTY
UNIT PRICE
SUBTOTAL
 
Ultralight Purifier [+Filter] Bottle - Orange
321755
Orange
1
$59.50
$59.50
Ultralight Purifier [+Filter] Bottle - Blue
322755
Blue
1
$59.50
$59.50
 
 
Item Subtotal
Shipping & Handling
Tax
TOTAL
 
$119.00
$28.00
$0.00
$147.00
 
Additional Information
 
Where did you FIRST learn about GRAYL?:

 
GRAYL • 1631 15th Avenue West, Seattle, WA, 98119, United States
 
 

Monday, November 13, 2017

GRAYL order 38175

Hello Anthony,

We are currently processing your order # 38175 and I noticed that there is no street address, only  "Corner of Main and Market Streets".  If you have a specific street number and name that I could add to the order, that will ensure that you get your order as requested.

If there is no street number or name for the the Australia Post to deliver to, you may not receive your package.  Please reply with proper shipping information, otherwise, there will be a chance that your order will not be received properly, and possibly sent back to us.

Thank you,

Jessica Malsnee
Customer Service & Product Specialist

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thanks for your order #38175

 
 
 
Thank You!
 

Your order #38175 has been received.

We know you have many options when you shop and we appreciate you choosing GRAYL. Once your package ships, we'll send you a shipping confirmation email with your tracking information.

 
BILLED TO:
SHIPPING TO:
Anthony Plummer
Corner Main And Market Streets
Box Hill, Vic, 3128
Australia
Apple Pay
anthplummer.tastyiphone@blogger.com
Anthony Plummer
Corner Main And Market Streets
Box Hill, Vic, 3128
Australia
+61400794912
Asia (Allow 2-3 weeks, Duty/Tax May Apply)
 
Order Summary
 
ITEM
QTY
UNIT PRICE
SUBTOTAL
 
Ultralight Purifier [+Filter] Bottle - Orange
321755
Orange
1
$59.50
$59.50
Ultralight Purifier [+Filter] Bottle - Blue
322755
Blue
1
$59.50
$59.50
 
 
Item Subtotal
Shipping & Handling
Tax
TOTAL
 
$119.00
$28.00
$0.00
$147.00
 
Additional Information
 
Where did you FIRST learn about GRAYL?:

 
GRAYL • 1631 15th Avenue West, Seattle, WA, 98119, United States
 
 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bunja Thai

Who would have thought Bendigo could deliver authentic, nuanced Thai in delightful surrounds?
It's entirely possible I'm a Melbourne foodie snob, but I wouldn't have dreamed of the delights on offer. And yet here I am blogging about a sensational night of foodie goodness in Bendigo's Pall Mall.

Last night I ate at Piyawat and was pretty non-plussed. I was reluctant to venture out for Thai again in Bendigo given my less than stellar experience. However, on the urgings of Lisa, a regular at Bunja, I thought I'd do a comparison of the Bendigo Thai offerings.




At Bunja, I ordered the entree of Plaa Meuk $14.50. It arrived with a perfectly subtle but tasty sauce on a bed of various greens.

I'd ordered the Piyawat Plaa Meuk the night before and the difference could not have been more pronounced. Bunja featured a tenderly fried and battered calamari on a bed of mixed leafy greens, chillies, blanched lemongrass and fried shallots. Compare this with Piyawat's sauce that I'm sure contained tomato ketchup and soy sauce, cabbage and iceberg under rubbery calamari. If you're looking for competition, they're really not even playing the same game. The staff at Piyawat were lovely, but nevertheless, I'd be reluctant to return.

For mains I chose the vegetarian red curry. Bunja delivered an exquisitly flavoured kaffir lime and Thai basil seasoned red curry and Piyawat delivered a salty and slightly sweet coconut milk with chillies. As with entree. There is no comparison. If you want to experience real Thai flavour, Bunja is the only game in town.

Skeptics might argue that Piyawat is significantly cheaper but what price do you put on quality. Bunja is where it's at.

The ambience at both is pleasant. Piyawat is cosy and friendly and Bunja is grandiose, stylish and charming.

All photos are from Bunja. Piyawat is very dark.


Bunja Thai Restaurant and Takeaway on Urbanspoon
Piyawat Thai on Urbanspoon
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


Monday, June 28, 2010

A Fairtrade Coffee Complex

Yesterday, the unthinkable happened.

We ran out of coffee!

And since the food-dude's household was kindly loaned a proper barista's coffee machine we've been really enjoying the daily cup. 

So I headed down Little Collins to the venerable Quists Coffee to top up supplies.


I struck up a conversation with the friendly barista and asked if Quists had any fairtrade blends for sale.

“No, but we do source from suppliers that provide a fair return for growers”

Fair enough, so I gave them the benefit of the doubt and plunked down some cash for 250 grams of their finest Miscela Italiana - delicious. But is it guilt free?


Now obviously it had a few food miles on it, but I have yet to find an Australian grown coffee I enjoy, so sometimes we have to make concessions. I do however, like to make sure the coffee is bringing at least a modicum of benefits to the growers.


Wanting to find out a bit more about how Quists provide their "fair return" I thought I'd drop them a note.


Kudos to Doris at Quists for her quick responses. It seems that Fairtrade is a complicated area and although the official label does bring a degree of credibility, there are companies out there trying to do the right thing.


What do you think? Should Quists subscribe to the Fairtrade Association or are you satisfied with their position.


You can follow the email exchanges after the jump.


Sunday, June 6, 2010

What's in a can of tuna?

I was having lunch with a long-lost friend the other day when she asked me about the sustainability of tuna.

I made some vague response, but I was floundering and didn't really know the answer. Being the geek I am, I thought I'd do some digging.

Turns out that not all tinned tuna is created equal. Find out more after the jump.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Coda

In music, a Coda is a passage that brings the song to a conclusion.

My experience of Coda Bar and Resturaunt was surprising - in a good way - and very satisfying.

I ordered eco-food versions of the following items listed on the menu:
  • Spanner crab, galangal, roasted chilli and lime betel leaf $5.80
  • Soft rice paper rolled with pork, prawn, perilla and chive bud $6
I don't know enough about spanner crab and the most recent research I could find suggested that there is some uncertainty in estimation of stock status at least in Queensland. Instead, I ordered a vegetarian betel leaf which came topped with a delicious salad of glass noodle, corriander and carrot along with galangal, roasted chilli and lime betel leaf. It was superb.

The eco-food credentials of prawn and pork are questionable, so I again opted for an alternative. My vegetarian rice paper roll was excellent with the dipping sauce making my day.

I also ordered the eggplant and tofu lettuce delight with enoki mushroom, crispy garlic and black vinegar $6 which I couldn't fault. It had that melt in your mouth flavour explosion. Yum!


The surprising part was that when the bill was presented, I noticed something that I've very rarely encountered in any resturaunt. The betel leaf and rice paper roll dishes had been discounted to reflect my requested vegetarian modifications. They were only $4 and $5 respectively! A bargain in any language. Cool eh?

I was also impressed by the bar staff who served me (I sat at the bar rather than the tables). The gentleman who waited on me was extremely vegetarian savvy and accomodating. He suggested the numerous possible modifications and pointed out the several dishes on the menu that were either vegetarian, met my nebulous eco-food criteria, or could be modified as such. Very unusual and most welcome.

The nifty thing about sitting at the bar is that it gives you a prime view of Adam D'Sylva and his team as they busy themselves concocting cuisine in the kitchen. The bar is satisfyingly modern with lights picking out the colours in the bottles.

Adam - the head chef and owner of Coda has a strong pedigree having been Head Chef at Longrain. He is also a supporter of environmental issues and was appointed as an Ambassador for Earth Hour.

I reckon that in my case Coda means I need no longer continue my quest for eco-food fine dining.

But then again, there are no doubt other eco-food havens waiting to be discovered...


Coda on Urbanspoon