Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
The following is some of the food we had.
Scallops on a bed of tomato Ratatoullie
Smoked salmon surrounding a crab mouse, with baby peas and broad beans
Duck with baby beets and a red wine jus
Chocolate Molten lava with chocolate ice cream and summer fruits
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Vegeburger with sweet Japanese soy sauce and Japanese Mayo...shown in the container.
Salad with olives, cherry tomatoes, greens and fetta.
Salmon with boiled potatoes and beans
Monday, January 12, 2009
As I mentioned in a previous post on 30th November .... last year at Christmas (2007) a family of four tawny frogmouth owls ( I know they aren’t really owls but poetic license please ) arrived for Christmas morning on a branch near the house and blow me down if two of them weren’t here again this Christmas morning.
I guess it’s got to do with temperature and possibly sun equinox etc… but it sure was strange to see them there again Christmas morning. Ian said they were "us"
A Pair of Tawny Frogmouths trying to look like tree branches but with an eye on me.
Be ‘whoo’ you are
Trust in a wise friend
Live off the land
Glide through the dark times
Life’s a Hoot (love this one)
Another Poem via a friend ..... thanks F
A Barred Owl by Richard Wilbur
The warping night-air having brought the boom
Of an owl's voice into her darkened room,
We tell the wakened child that all she heard
Was an odd question from a forest bird,
Asking of us, if rightly listened to,"Who cooks for you?"
and then "Who cooks for you?"
Words, which can make our terrors bravely clear,
Can also thus domesticate a fear,
And send a small child back to sleep at night
Not listening for the sound of stealthy flight
Or dreaming of some small thing in a claw
Borne up to some dark branch and eaten raw.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Footscray Market. The surrounding area has a great variety of ethnic residents, Vietnamese, Nigerians, Indians, Chinese, Ethiopians and the market reflects the different cuisine from these countries.
There I can buy filleted duck breast, duck maryland, any sort of pigeon, quail, pheasant. The variety of fish and shell fish is amazing and very fresh. Love the fish balls.
All kinds of meats cut in different ways to inspire new recipes. ..
and vegetables, well there are the tried and true plus varieties that I've never seen before. They had these unusual Asian greens which look like a cross between a coleus and a plectranthus (only kidding I really wouldn't eat those... promise) but at 80 cents for a huge bunch, I thought I'd try them. I asked the woman "Stir fry" ? she said "NO Soup"!!! You can see the Duck soup in the previous post.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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