Sometimes the spur of the moment dinner made with what one finds in the kitchen is utterly delectable. This evening I peered into the fridge and finding mushrooms, spinach and goat’s curd, prepared myself a little dinner. A clove of garlic and few gratings of lemon zest later, I have a delicious dinner for one that just happens to pair perfectly with the vinous offering in the fridge – an open bottle of Yarra Valley chardonnay. Bon appetit!
When taking a walk at dinner time in suburbia one’s nose is greeted with all kinds of smells wafting from people’s kitchens. Onions and garlic being gently sautéed, steak frying, a whiff of curry, vegetable soup bubbling on the stove. In the fading light of dusk it is an olfactory adventure full of aromatic surprises.
Fromage d’Affinois is one of life’s little pleasures. It quite easy to find these days (even in Ballarat!) in all it’s gooey deliciousness. Soft like a brie, but much runnier and super creamy. It is subjected to an ultrafiltration process that removes water from the milk and makes it’s texture creamier, similar to a triple-cream brie. It’s a happy day when I find it on special and usually that means dinner is cheese!
Kangaroos were a daily feature of growing up in the bush, but they still delight me when I see them. This mob were having a bite to eat as I headed to my parents’ place for dinner tonight. They were keeping a keen eye on me, but weren’t concerned enough to hop off. Beautiful day for a grassy entrée!