Category Archives: FINE DINING

The only advantage to wearing glasses is that you can do that dramatic removal. Jim Haffigan.

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"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."
Colette

http://www.egreenway.com/months/monjul.htm

foto – dining ensemble in sydney

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Ladies and gentlemen are permitted to have friends in the kennel but not in the kitchen. George Bernard Shaw.

http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/quotes/withumor.html

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If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen. Anonymous.

Nana K. Gyasi Jnr.

foto – kitchen in annandale

Don’t plant pumpkins where they never sprouted. Serbian.

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http://www.oldaussierecipes.com/tartssouflesandpies.htm

Gramma Tart or Pie

Ingredients

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

Method

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

He has but sorry food that feeds upon the faults of others.

"English proverbs and proverbial phrases"

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Cha deinee rieau yn soogh y shang.


"The greedy will never feel for the hungry."

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/fim/fim13.htm

FOTO-THE MOB’S DINNER AT BILAMBIL

The friend looks at the head, the enemy at the foot

"Turkish proverbs, tr. into English"

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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

 

http://home1.gte.net/bruggink/sayings.html

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What vegetable did Noah not take on the ark? Leeks.

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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

http://www.gardendigest.com/veget.htm

And yet, small and insignificant as that bear is, my dear, it is a question whether he is not as dangerous an animal to meddle with as a man- eating tiger."

"Bears and dacoits : and other stories"

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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.

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems19.html

FOTO – THE BLACK BEAR CAFE BELLINGEN 2008

HE could drink with the face of man.

Most alcoholics are bankrupt idealists!

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The French proverb says, the appetite comes with eating. So in drinking, the more we imbibe, the more we desire.

http://www.archive.org/details/proverbsproverbi00chevuoft

FOTO – KNOX BROS IN  MILTON BRISBANE. 2007.

Sheep and herds fighting for their food more than usual indicate storm.

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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

 

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. Jennifer Yane

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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

“Persons living entirely on vegetables are seldom of a plump and succulent habit.” William Cullen (1710-1790), Scottish physician & professor.

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The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,
because they go to the garden for their meals.

http://www.moplants.com/

FOTO -MOB’S VEGIES IN ARMIDALE IN A GREEN PLASTIC BASKET.

Sweet is the wine but sour is the payment. Irish Proverb.

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“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

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving. Rosalind Russell

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A flower you plant may not necessarily bloom; but the seed of a tree you happen to drop may grow into a forest.

http://www.wku.edu/~yuanh/proverb.html

CHINESE PROVERBS.

FOTO – DINNER ON THE LAWN AT LINDEN LEA.

If you want to eat bread, do not sit on the oven. (Hindu.)

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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.