|Yesterday I presided over a very pleasant cookery class/lunch down south of Perth in a new suburb called Wellard.
The crew, half of whom were already vegetarian, were just brimming with passion and enthusiasm for a day in the kitchen. It really makes a difference when everyone is just so focused and ‘into it’.
Steve invited a group of his closest friends.
This is Caireen, adding the finishing ingredient – mirth – to our Oven Roasted Cauliflower & Stir-fried Snow Peas with Cashews.
British essayist Joseph Addison (1672-1719) said: “Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.”
Martha roasts the asparagus for the BBQ Asparagus with Balsamic-scented Semi-dried Tomato & Macadamia Chutney, and Shaved Grana Padano.
Andy shows us the final product.
Our youngest attendee, Jeremy aged one and a half, couldn’t wait for lunch to enjoy his asparagus.
We also prepared Orange, Currant and Pecan-studded Canadian Wild Rice & Basmati Pilaf, Seared Chili Panir Steaks with Sweet Potato Mash & Rocket Salad, Malaysian Vegetable-stuffed Flaky Curry Puffs, Succulent & Spicy Eggplant Pickles and a spectacular Warm Blueberry & Walnut-studded Semolina Halava Pudding with King Island Cream served with Hot Spiced Rooibos Tea (Masala Chai).
That’s our host, Steve, with the shaved head.
It was a very enjoyable day for all, and we injected a lot of love and laughter into the cooking – the vital ingredients.
Coming to a kitchen near you SOON!
Posted by Kurma on 25/2/07; 9:39:29 AM