On Sunday we had lunch at the Carss Park Cafe and Grill for Bruce's mother's birthday. Carss Park is a bit of a hidden gem on Sydney's south-side. The cafe is surrounded by 5.2 hectares of parkland and bush by Kogarah Bay on the Georges River. The park and the suburb were named after William Carss, a Scotsman who purchased 119 acres of land at Kogarah Bay in 1863. The sandstone cottage he built from stone quarried on site, still stands today, as do many other historic remnants from that period.
In the end I chose the pan-fried barramundi fillet with celeriac puree and romesco sauce with snap peas. I was not disappointed; it was delicious with a nice mix of flavours and textures. Other main options included chorizo, pea and mushroom risotto with fresh thyme and parmesan, duck breast with rosemary-roasted potatoes and a pickled quince and roast capsicum salad, five-hour slow-roasted pork hock with savoy cabbage and chat potatoes, and grilled scotch fillet steak with brocollini and red wine jus.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Finally, with a bit of help from gallant Bruce, Sister Wendy ripped the paper covering Jacaranda and revealed the work. “Gorgeous,” said Sister Wendy, and we all agreed.
Monday, August 2, 2010
From pizza bases to pies, pasta and peanut brittle, you'll find a huge range of gluten-free products at the Gluten Free Expo, which opens this Friday, 6 August from 4-8pm. Presented by the Coeliac Society of NSW, the Gluten Free Expo is being held at Exhibition Hall 4 at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush. It is also on Saturday, 7 August from 9-5 pm.
The expo showcases gluten-free manufacturers, distributors and retailers and there's lots of delicious food to taste. Other highlights include cooking demonstrations, talks on coeliac disease and what's new in gluten-free. For people who are newly diagnosed with coeliac disease attending the expo is a great way to find out about the large range of gluten-free products available today. Admission is free.