It has been an interesting January. Sydney has not been itself ( weather wise) and neither have I. My teenager has blossomed into a young man and I have changed jobs, making everything at home and at work different.
One minute he was a cute little boy with cars and scooters ( and cuddles) and then he was bringing girls home! His room is a graveyard of glasses and clothes worn momentarily and there are usually a couple of extra bodies as the tide of teens floats from one house to the next on their enviable quest to chill.
No doubt I will grow used to not having large quantities of cheese in my fridge, (one of the perks of working for a cheese wholesaler) and I have stopped writing all of my recipes with cheese based ingredients. I have reverted to sugar once again and I will eventually intersperse my recipes with a lot more savoury ingredients. With a job now doing cooking demonstrations for a home living/cooking store, I am sure there will be people that are not solely focused on sugar and cheese ( believe it or not) and I will have to try hard to readjust. On the teenager front, there will be some readjusting as well.
I saw the poor forlorn chap above at Lady Macquarie’s Chair in the CBD of Sydney, and I felt that he too, had had an interesting January.
Above, new work duties
Sonoma by the beach, Artisan sour dough bread arrives
The new face of butchery, la Macelleria ( the butcher – in Italian)
“Marchetti, better known as a restaurateur at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, North Bondi Italian Food and the spanking new Neild Avenue, is trying to break the meat-retailing mould: ”We don’t have meat from caged animals, we make mince to order, we don’t call yearling veal and we don’t put sausages in artificial collagen casings.
”We also don’t open at 7am – who buys meat at 7am? – and we stay open till 8pm.”
Marchetti began his retail journey seven years ago with his foray into salumi, Italian-style smallgoods.”Source: Good Living, Sydney Morning Herald’
New Years Eve leftovers……………………..
Thought I should take you to the beach before moving onto Beachside Dining at Miss Chu
Miss Chu . In an arcade across from the beach. Simple tuckshop food, great ricepaper rolls and steamed dumplings and lots more www.misschu.com.au
And what is this delight, a red chandelier? To be found in the back bar at The Bondi hotel
www.hotelbondi.com.au for any of our overseas friends interested
Beach hire now travelling well on the white sands of Bondi, hire a chair,
and umbrella , a novel idea for Australia
And finally, the cutting of the giant apple pie, found at The Pie Tin , Newtown