From the Late Great Julia, when speaking of low-fat food:
"The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook!"
A beautiful September day - clear sky and brilliant sunshine, with everything clean and crisp after a phenomenal thunderstorm yesterday afternoon. The Technical Department is repairing the damage to the dining table which occurred when we were away last week, and the watering system for the plants in the loggia overflowed and coursed through the the dining room ceiling into the room beneath. I've spent the morning in sweeping up storm debris, and trying to corral the tendrils of banksia and prevent them from overpowering the pomegranate tree....then in making a lentil soup for lunch (an old favourite from Hazan) and eviscerating a bushel of passion fruit and sieving their contents in preparation for a passion fruit tart for later in the week (wonderful on its own, but even better with a fresh lemon and vanilla ice cream!). Life creeping in its petty pace from day to day......
Salad of Bream and Rocket
Fegato alla Veneziana.
Pear & Chocolate Tarts.