I was looking at my Instagram feed this afternoon when I realised that the majority of my pics were of shoes & food. Thinking about it many of my Facebook & Twitter posts are the same. It seems I spend a lot of time eating, and if I am not eating, I am thinking about eating. I am unashamedly passionate about food!
I get the sense that it is almost considered ‘unladylike’ by some for a woman to have a hearty appetite, it’s all supposed to be diet this, fat free that. I can’t count the amount of times when I have been out to eat with female friends and ordered a big old feast while others poked at unappetising looking limp lettuce leaves or gave umpteen instructions to the poor servers about how their food must be prepared, lest the world stops turning if someone ends up with butter on their bread. It’s hard to sit and enjoy a meal whilst listening to calorie this or carb gram that & hear the women I love so much talk about how ‘naughty’ they have been lately. In these situations actually enjoying your meal without regret seems almost improper or obscene.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand and appreciate the desire for a healthy & balanced food intake, it’s just this attitude towards food that equates deprivation with virtual sainthood & creates an almost phobic response to some foods that kind of breaks my heart. I love my food people! When it comes to eating I believe in balance, self moderation, fresh, Seasonal, preferably local ingredients, variety & whole, unprocessed foods. Similarly I believe in the power of food to create pleasure, culture, nurturing & ultimately bring people together.
When I think of a ‘good day’ I think of food, friends & family. A simple & yet perfect combination that never fails to make my heart happy! Days like these…
Handmade Potato Slinky at the Eumundi markets!
Fresh corn off the cob fritters with tomato relish & $5 roses Joy of Joys!
Market Cupcakery! FYI the gentleman manning the stall was pretty sweet too! ;)
I chose the red velvet with cream cheese frosting.. ooh baby!
Real fruit Icy cup really cools you down on a hot day!
Jumbo fruit salad topped with crunchy toasted muesli, Greek yoghurt & honey at Nude Deli Cotton Tree
More Nude food. I am a terrible food photographer but this was SERIOUSLY good eating. Roast pumpkin, mushroom & chicken lasange with fresh salad greens & a liberal splash of zingy honey mustard dressing. Love, love, loved this!
Carrot Cake giant cookie with cream cheese frosting (again with the cream cheese Lou Lou!) also Nude
Lovely Cotton Tree, fast becoming one of my favourite places to spend a lazy Saturday!
Fresh, local Seafood – Thank you Fisherman’s Haul I was so excited to find you so close to home!
It is usually me that drags my husband along to chase my culinary fantasies, but every now & again he has a suggestion & I have to indulge him. I was most definitely out of my comfort zone in more ways than one when we hit the ‘Golden Nugget’ for breakfast this morning, a local truck stop/restaurant situated along the Bruce Highway. There was not a fruit or vegetable in sight so I skipped the meat fest & pinched the grilled tomatoes from everyone’s plates. But I had some pretty cool breakfast buddies..
Not quite sure where they were going with this? Crazy noodles.
Decadent Deli Case- B Fresh Markets Warana (sadly no webby :( )
(My husband gets super embarrassed when I pull out my phone & start photographing food, but I can’t help it, I find delicious food so exciting that I want EVERYONE to try it too!)
Pumpkin Salad with fetta, sundried tomatoes, baby spinach, spanish onion & pine nuts. I loves me a fancy salad!
This plate is an absolute disgrace because some piggy who shan’t be named started munching before photographing. But here we have parmesan baked pita crisps, rosemary & sea salt paper thin crackers, rocket, pear & fetta dip & bruschetta topping. The dip was light & sweet in a gorgeous shade of green that I didn’t quite capture. The Bruschetta topping was delicious, it wasn’t oily at all & the tomatoes were soft & sweet with a hint of basil. Yum Yum YUM!
Baby taste tester- we love strawberries!
(and showing off my pretty shoes :P )
We love sand..
(I am the proudest Aunty ever! I was blessed to be there to welcome this precious soul into the world & I haven’t stopped gushing since. She is joy personified & has just learned to say my name!)
I hope your weekends are full of family, food & fun!