Veganopoulous! It was great to meet her. She was as warm and friendly and funny as her blog.
nut roasts. However I wanted to make something I hadn't made before. Like tofurky. I teamed up with Veganopoulous and Leanne. It was fairly easy to make but a little time consuming. Firstly we had to make the stuffing, the tofu casing and the marinade. Then we rolled the tofu around the stuffing, crafted some drumstick legs and basted her with marinade. We called her Tina Turkey and made some terrible Tina Turner puns ("simply the best")!
Many thanks to Cate for a fun and yummy class. (Sadly this was her last cooking class in Melbourne before heading overseas to live.) For further reflections and better photos, head over to check out Veganopoulous' post on the masterclass.
A few random notes on my weekend
- My sister in law made an amazing rainbow cake to take along to a pub meal to celebrate some family birthdays on Friday. See above photo.
- As I left for the class today I found Sylvia chopping a fringe in her hair. She has been playing at being a hairdresser lately. I wont let her cut my hair. E wont let her cut his hair. I think hers was the only hair left to cut.
- Yesterday I heard a really engaging talk by a researcher on ABC Radio National: Bridie Scott Parker of Southern Cross University discussed a New approach to reducing fatalities amongst young novice drivers. It was fascinating to hear her talk about how she was translating her research into policy and practice.
- I am reading The Luminaries. It is fascinating reading but such a doorstopper of a book and so dense I worry I will never get through it. I have been trying to get to bed early to read more but every time I do I fall asleep. I don't blame the book.
- I didn't manage to get out to a winter solstice bonfire last night. Instead I made two of my favourite warm winter dishes. Mexicale pie followed by Chocolate pudding. If only I didn't feel too full from the masterclass today to enjoy the leftovers.
- We have found room for E to put his record player in the loungeroom (after some time Sylvia's bedroom). As I write I am listening to an EP called This Machine is Made of People by Wild Pumpkins at Midnight. It must be 20 years since I listened to it on vinyl. Yet the topics of industries closing down, retrenchment and disappearing skills seems as current today as it did then. I still feel sad as I hear these lines:
So you see I'm only human
And this machine is made of people
Although I need someone to remind me.
'Cause everyone has a number.