Thursday, July 22, 2010

Goodbye Old Friend


The picture above may look like an old mixer but in fact it is a old friend. This Kitchen Aid mixer is almost 20 years old and has travelled all over the world with me. I have plugged it in to the back of my car in England so I could mix a perfect cookie dough, ran it from a generator in Puerto Rico during a tropical storm and sat waiting for months for it to arrive in Bahrain. It went through the trials and tribulations of Pastry school with me. It is has mixed many failures. It has whipped perfect meringue and made my first homemade sausages with me. It is with great sadness that I watched it slowly finish its days in my kitchen. I finally removed it after the smoke cleared one evening. It sat on the dining room table as I contemplated discarding it or finding somewhere to put it. While flicking through a magazine on day, it came to me. What a perfect addition to the garden. The mixing bowl looks cheerful again with bright yellow mums. Nothing like re-purposing and adding some interest to the garden!
I will be at Wooden Valley on Sunday for the Rockin the Glass with the Matty T Band, The Jeff Watson Band and Pushback. Tickets are $20 and include a logo glass and a glass of Wooden Valley Wine. MagPies will be out with ice cream, desserts and sandwiches. For tickets click the link on our blog to Wooden Valley and see the events calendar.
Deliveries will be on Saturday, unless you would like to make arrangements for another day/time.
Menu
Savory
White Bean and Herbed Chicken Pot Pie - large pie $25 small pie $5
Fresh carrots, summer herbs, white beans, beans, rosemary, celery, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken, milk
Chorizo, cabbage and chickpea stew 9x13 pan $25 or $5/serving
pork sausages, chickpeas, red wine, stock, cabbage, onion, chorizo
Muffins
Spinach and Goat Cheese Muffins $4 for 4 muffins
fresh spinach, goat cheese, little cayenne, flour, milk, parm.
Vegetarian
Oven-baked tomato risotto with summer herbs $4/serving
Tomatoes, onion, risotto rice, vegetable stock, herbs, Parmesan, flat leaf parsley, basil and mint
Salad
Ratatouille Salad $6 /quart
Tomatoes, peppers, oregano, onion, eggplant, garlic
Sweets
Chocolate honey meringues 4 for $5
Dark Chocolate, Honey, Organic sugar, almonds, egg whites
Apricot custard rolls recipe $5 for 6
Egg, milk, semolina, cornflour, dried flour, filo pastry, cardamom, rosewater.
Ice Cream
Ice Cream $5/pint
Candied Bacon Ice Cream





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