Ruminations and recipes from a small kitchen in a big city.

5.7.11

Lunch for a cold Saturday.

It was a cold morning. Coffee in the mall, perfectly expressed and poured, and topped with a thick but fine froth shot through with caffeine-laced perfection. And still only $2. Ridiculous, but in a good way.

Then home for an early lunch with an Off the Record soundtrack. Still the best radio program in Melbourne, if you like that kind of thing.

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The cauliflower in the fridge must be a week old and still hadn't found a purpose in life. I decided to give it a reason for being.

I trimmed and boiled it with half a chopped carrot, drained them when done, added half a teaspoon of cummin seeds, and salt and pepper to taste.

Then I pureed it to the consistency of thick soup, due to the retained water in the cauliflower. (Add a little milk if necessary.) I added half a cup of grated tasty cheese, and stirred it over a low heat until the cheese melted.

Then I served it immediately with crumbled fetta and a spoonful of yogurt, both optional.

Early afternoon the sun broke through and it was off to Albert Park, warmed by soup. This city is sport mad. But in a good way.

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