My friend Jen from @DecisiveCravings organised a Sardinian Cooking class which I went to and LOVED. It was so much fun being taught by a true old school Italian Nonna.
Now I am not sure if I would be brave enough to make the recipes at home because they all involve making your own pasta and I don’t even own a pasta making machine. But the highlight was the dessert seadas! Absolutely delicious and the recipe can be modified so that the filling includes ricotta, sultanas and even some saffron.
If you are braver than me, here is the recipe:
From the kitchen:
Kitchen paper towel
1Lt Bottle extra virgin oil
Mozzarella Montefiore – 50 gms per person
1kg ’00′ plain flour
Ghee (cooking oil), you can also use butter or olive oil as an alternative.
How to cook it:
Add flour to flat preparation surface and add 1 cup of tepid water, add a pinch of salt, grated orange rind, add Ghee, 3 tablespoons of oil, knead and put through pasta machine.
Work on machine for 10 minutes until it becomes filo pastry thin.
Grate the mozzarella and lemon rind on the large side of grate and put small portions of this mixture on the pastry. Now add a layer of the pastry to cover the mozzarella.
Cut around the pastry – aim for extra large ravioli size circles and press the edges down to close the casing. Now add oil to the frying pan and begin to fry the Seade. Once golden remove, and rest on tray with paper towel to soak up the oil. Prepare serving plates and platters and drizzle the hot Seada with honey, and enjoy!
image credits: I took these ones
I visited Madame Truffles on the weekend where freshly harvested truffles will be sold for the month of July in South Melbourne. Besides the aromatic woody truffles, the space is beautifully set up thanks to Greg Hatton, Leila Sanderson and florist Katie Marx. St Ali next door were serving a scrambled egg and truffle dish to top it off. Truffles s’il vous plaît!
photo credits: I took these ones
My beautiful friend has just become a mum. Eep! I designed the invitation for the baby shower but I can’t take credit for the gorgeous food.
photo credits: elleski – for photos of the cutest bub and more check out her blog
Today’s sunny weather reminded me of my trip to Sydney a few months back. The highlights included the Annie Leibovitz exhibition and the Greenhouse by Joost. Nestled in between the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, the Greenhouse occupied some of the most prestigious real estate in Sydney – how did he get a permit?! But once you entered you understood that this was no ordinary restaurant. With a focus on the recycling and sustainability, the floor was once a conveyor belt and the uniforms were modified op shop finds. Every day, flour was milled, oats rolled, butter churned and yoghurt cultured – all the food was made on site from raw ingredients. At the end of the day all waste was composted or fed to earthworms and in turn their rooftop herb garden. Bees were even kept on the roof. What a concept! Joost’s pop up also featured work by David Bromley.
photo credits: Annie Leibovitz / I took the first image and all the images of the ‘Greenhouse by Joost’ on the right hand side
I couldn’t resist entering Victor Churchill’s Butcher Shop on Queen St, Woollahra in Sydney. Needless to say, butcher shops are not usually my thing but wow was I proven wrong this time. I felt inspired that a butcher could make me swoon like this. Not surprisingly, this shop won International Interior Design Award for Retail Stores 2010.
photo credits: coolhunter