"Those were summers when the heart quivered up from the hot yellow gravel and pierced the plaited rushes
of my wide-brimmed hats, summers almost without nights. For even then I so loved the dawn that my mother
granted it to me as a reward. She used to agree to wake me at half past three and off I would go, an empty
basket on each arm, towards the kitchen gardens that sheltered in the narrow bend of the river, in search of
strawberries, black currants, and hairy gooseberries."
foto – dining ensemble in sydney
If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen. Anonymous.
Nana K. Gyasi Jnr.
foto – kitchen in annandale
Gramma Tart or Pie
1 lb. cooked gramma
Juice and rind of 1 lemon
1 dessertspoon butter
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon sultanas or raisins
1/4 lb. sugar
1/2 lb. rich short crust
Steam or boil gramma in very little water till tender, then strain. Beat with fork till smooth and add other ingredients and mix well. Make rich short crust, roll out and line a tart tin with half. Place prepared mixture in and cover with other half of pastry. Glaze with water and sugar and bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve hot or cold.
Delicious if served hot and covered with hot vanilla custard or serve hot with ice cream melting over the top. Note – Gramma Tart is not made with pumpkin.
foto – pumkpin from raleigh and gramma from ulmarra 2010
Cha deinee rieau yn soogh y shang.
"The greedy will never feel for the hungry."
FOTO-THE MOB’S DINNER AT BILAMBIL
"Turkish proverbs, tr. into English"
Translation: His pants are always fastened on the second clasp.
Original in Dutch or Twents: "Zijn broek staat altijd op de vrethaak."
Source: Twents Woordenboek, 3rd ed.
Language Notes: Meaning: A big eater. Derived from fact that some trousers have a second clasp, which you could use to give yourself a little room after a meal
FOTO-LUFFLEY CAFE MURWILLUMBAH 09
Three of the worst things man ever did — to rise from food without grace ; to rise from his own wife to another man’s ; to rise from Mass without listening.
A collection of Gaelic proverbs and familiar phrases : based on Macintosh’s collection"
foto – vegies in bilambil 09
"What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?"
W.C. Fields (1880-1946)
foto – ulmarra hotel beer garden 2009
Spread the table and contention will cease.
foto- forealty towers july 09.
BEETROOT CAFE KENDALL NSW
"Bears and dacoits : and other stories"
The Black Bear
In the summer, fall, and spring
the black bear sports and has his fling,
but winter sends him straight indoors and there he
snores… and snores… and snores.
FOTO – THE BLACK BEAR CAFE BELLINGEN 2008
Most alcoholics are bankrupt idealists!
The French proverb says, the appetite comes with eating. So in drinking, the more we imbibe, the more we desire.
FOTO – KNOX BROS IN MILTON BRISBANE. 2007.
For anglers in spring it is always unlucky to see single magpies ; but two may always be regarded as a favourable omen. And the reason is, that in cold and stormy weather one magpie alone leaves the nest in search of food, the other remaining sitting with the eggs or the young ones ; but when two go out together, it is only when the weather be mild and warm, and favourable for fishing.
"Weather Lore: A Collection of Proverbs, Sayings, and Rules Concerning the Weather" Richard Inwards. 1898.
FOTO – JAMIESONS PIZZA WEST TWEED HEADS. 2007
Oats – food for men in Scotland ; in England, for horses. — Johnson, Diet. Cf. Chesnuts in Corsica.
FOTO – IZZY AT BIRDWING CAFE TUMBULGUM 2008
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. JOHN STEINBECK
FOTO – RABBIT AT KINGSCLIFF 2005
I used to hang out by the food table at PARTIES because you don’t have to talk to anybody. If you do then you can talk about the food. Jennifer Jason Leigh.
FOTO – BIRTHDAY PARTY AT KINGSCLIFF CREEK
The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,
because they go to the garden for their meals.
FOTO -MOB’S VEGIES IN ARMIDALE IN A GREEN PLASTIC BASKET.
He knows when you’re happy, he knows when you’re sad, and he knows when you have a carrot.
“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see or care.”
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
FOTO – JAMIESON’S RESTAURANT WEST TWEED HEADS NSW
A flower you plant may not necessarily bloom; but the seed of a tree you happen to drop may grow into a forest.
FOTO – DINNER ON THE LAWN AT LINDEN LEA.
Keep him at least three paces distant who hates bread, music and the laugh of a child. Lavater
PROVERBS ON BAKING AND BREAD
Hab Gott vor Auge und’s Brod im Sack und de Choch (das Gekoche) vor em Ofeloch. (Swiss.)
Have God before your eyes, the bread in the sack, and the cook before the oven door.
FOTO – MOB’S ARMIDALE KITCHEN 2008.