Being without the other people in an inside joke is somewhat awkward when something reminds you of it. Having to try and withhold a smile for no obvious reason while walking down the street and definitely not laughing out loud at the thought of that joke without those other people there. Than trying to explain aspects of the inside joke to others when you reference it makes things awkward too, because as an outsider they won’t understand the context.
Well for the last few weeks I have returned to listening to my favourite podcast of Fletch, Vaughn and Megan, they are New Zealand morning radio show hosts who have been making me laugh for as long as I can remember. Before I left the land of the long white cloud they were on in the afternoons and ended every day perfectly with laughter on the journey home. Honestly, they are hilarious!
After their summer break I wanted to let a number of podcasts pile up and have now been listening back to back and repeating the things they have been saying to my roommates who will only simply give me a blank stare, it’s my inside joke that no one seems to be interested in joining in on in my flat and so the references will keep flowing followed by those blank looks. If you need a good laugh or just love to laugh and can understand a New Zealand accent than you’ll surely enjoy these guys.
Another thing you’ll enjoy are these matcha meringues which are soft and chewy on the inside, perfect for the main course of dessert or a snack on their own. They’re also embracing the green which everyone is consuming at this time of year so it’s holiday appropriate while being ever so cool with the ‘it’ food of the moment matcha. I’ve kinda been in love with this for the past few years (a hipster statement I know) and it can be a little pricey to purchase, but the taste is stronger than regular green tea and you don’t need a huge amount to enjoy this warm beverage. In fact, this taste so good that regular green tea just doesn’t suffice any more.
2 egg whites
1/2 cup superfine/caster sugar
1 teaspoon matcha powder
Cream and berries to serve
Preheat the oven to 120ºC/250F and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Place the egg whites in a bowl and whip until stiff peaks form, slowly begin adding the sugar a little at a time and incorporating before continuing.