With various visitors around for a month, we’ve been lucky to put up some meals that we might just be proud of! We’ve made Wood-fired Pizza from scratch, the salads we’ve made have been a fixture of good healthy living and the curries we’ve tried have opened our eyes to what sharing food with friends can achieve. Aside from a few curry spices, we’ve been incredibly fortunate to have been able to source the ingredients from our own small-farm endeavours. Sometimes we get so proud of what we serve. It’s like the blood, sweat & tears and rushing about all have a place on your palate!
Here’s some small photos of a few great times!
But you know, when the people left, and we finished the clean-up and the calm-down, you know, we didn’t have much enregy left. Rachel was wrecked and Wade was worn-down, and all the veg we had left in the fridge was a Fennel bulb and Brussel sprouts. Hmm.. ideas!
A little butter helps lift the spirits! Some dried and seasoned tomato adds some verve and the idea of explosions of flavour. Brussel sprouts for colour and texture. Caramelised fennel, say no more! Ten minutes and and a glass of red, we were in heaven!
Sometime we forget!-
“In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection.” Curnonsky
“. . . gastronomical perfection can be reached in these combinations: one person dining alone, usually upon a couch or a hill side; two people, of no matter what sex or age, dining in a good restaurant; six people . . . dining in a good home.”
M. F. K. Fisher, ‘An Alphabet for Gourmets,’ 1949.
“..the simple pot is a lucky lot!” anonymous.
Glad we had just few enough options in the fridge to keep the meal as simple as our hearts needed!