Good morning! I’m writing from Rydal (above) on my last day of cooking here for Mum’s art classes. Tomorrow I’m back home and I’m aching to see and hold my people. It has been a busy week, cooking for a big-ish group of lovely people, making them breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. But it’s also been a treat – I’ve had five full days in the kitchen, time to develop new recipes, uninterrupted hours to work on techniques that have long eluded me (choux pastry I’m talking about you) and visit some local farms to collect recipes, words and photos for future blog posts. I have about 10 of these in the wings, waiting for time to edit, write and put them all together so please be patient – good things are coming, and soon!
In the meantime, here are a few things I enjoyed reading this week. Have a great weekend!
And I know this is completely off topic – but Noel Pearson’s eulogy for Gough Whitlam this week was the most moving and powerful speech I’ve heard in a long long time. Every Australian should hear it and feel proud.