Sunday, 15 November 2009

Sharing Food

It's my niece Indigo's 9th birthday today and to celebrate she had some friends over for a slumber party last night. I went over to hang out with them for a while. What a great age 9 is — so mature yet still so gorgeously unselfconscious.

For dinner they each dressed half a homemade pizza base with their favourite toppings. Unfortunately I couldn't stick around for the eating as I had my own dinner to get home to.

It was my turn to cook, and on the way home from the party I was busy planning what I was going to make. But it turned out all I made were ooh and aah sounds as PJ had surprised me with this delicious home grown, home caught, home cooked meal.

The greens are all from our garden — silverbeet, spinach, broccoli, snow peas, sugar snap peas, spring onion, spearmint, wild rocket, broad bean leaves, oregano and parsley. The Redfin (English Perch) was caught by yours truly in the local lake the day before, and the lemon was gifted by some friends.

I like what David Graeber says in his book Possibilities:
Sexual relations, after all, need not be represented as a matter of one partner consuming the other; they can also be imagined as two people sharing food.


Karin said...

Nothing can beat a homegrown meal. Looks and sounds delicious. I dream about one day living on a little farm with a little bit of land, to grow a garden and grow a lot ourselves. One day.. :-)

Anonymous said...

WOW... YOU CAUGHT A FISH.... fantastic work!!

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I agree- when Chef cooks for me which he does constantly- it is his way of loving me. To share food with people is, I think, one of lifes greatest pleasures. Even more so if its grown in your own garden.

beck said...

Great quote. And what a lovely meal to come home to, where did yo catch the fish? xo ps I loved the family photo's from your mums book launch, they'd look fantastic all together on a wall.