Revive the senses through feel-good food. Just do anything food-wise, no matter how small, that makes you zing: pour hot water over fresh herbs for a fragrant tea; buy a whole organic pumpkin for a kitchen table centrepiece; thank a farmer at a farmers' market; put your hands on warm earth; spot a local rosemary bush; snag some for your lamb roast or your hair (Why not? Go nuts!); and comment to share your feel-good spring snippet. If stuck for ideas, mine are yours. Let's unite in support of feel-good food and ethical food practices. Thanks to all too who supported my Spring Feel-Good Food Project. I had a blast! While my food interests are diverse, so is my food writing history (and lifestyle freelance writing and corporate writing, yada...). Please see below right and my new FoodLit Website. Yeah! Please also subscribe for occasional food-fuelled news, ventures and opportunities.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

When They Say Don't Bring a Thing....Day 21, 71 To Go




 ... I'm not about to reach for a packet of Cadbury Favourites. A friend's birthday, a busy day and no time to shop, except for in the fridge, a seemingly endless source of goodness.

Sun-dried tomatoes from last year's crop, giardiniera (or pickled vegetables) from the Italian's next door's last year's crop, and salted, dried olives courtesy of yours truly and a generous tree on the nature strip around the corner. They not only leave them to fall to the ground, they also recently planted another tree. Woo hoo. Lucky me! 

The 'element' (to use a word that's oh so fashionable on the cooking shows - yawn) that brings it all together is Lebanese bread, known in my household as Leb bread or laffa, which technically applies to the rolled-up-around-juicy-shawarma version.

At our place, however, laffa may equally apply to Leb bread ripped straight from the pack and unceremoniously chewed, Leb bread smeared with vegemite and rolled, or lathered with Nutella and rolled, which squishes out nicely either end. Of course, that was before we discovered that Nutella's full of nasties. Sad face. Onward, it goes equally well with lightly melted Valrhona chocolate. Lather your lips around that!




Foodliterary Regards,
Julia Svoice
(Julia Hebaiter in Another Life)
FoodLit Writer, Feel-Good Food Lover & Storyteller
www.foodlit.com.au

Because Food Sans Story is Bland