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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Friday, August 10, 2007
The Baby Boom
Is it something about cooking or perhaps something about blogging or could it even be a combination of the two? Whatever, it seems to be contagious. Yesterday I read about another blogger expecting a baby, that makes three in my home town in about a year, not counting any from overseas. These babies are simply going to be the best fed children, judging by what their mums cook on a regular basis, another generation of gourmands on the way.

M was sitting quietly at the dinner table last night and after making short work of a fillet of King George whiting that was quickly fried in a little butter, set about mashing the boiled potatoes on her plate with a fork.

"Lola doesn't like mashed potatoes," she said.

Lola is one half of Charlie and Lola, a cartoon, which is a gentle, whimsical exploration of the relationship between a sister and her older brother. It explores sibling rivalries in a positive, natural and affirmative manner.

"That's a shame," I replied.

"Yeah, but Charlie told her they weren't really mashed potatoes."

"What did he say?"

"He said they were mashed clouds."

"Did she eat them?"

"Yeah."

Love it.
 
  posted at 8:17 am
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7 Comments:
At 1:21 am, Blogger MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Oh my yes, have to love mashed clouds.
When about four, our youngest once came running inside telling me "It's pop corning outside mom." (hail)
I'd eat mashed clouds over mashed potatoes any day.

 
At 10:11 am, Blogger Squishy said...

King George Whiting, gotta love it. Can't get it up here in NQ. Mashed clouds is the perfect description for mashed potato, children are so cute.

 
At 3:38 am, Blogger Nerissa said...

So adorable.

Hey, neil. I left a mention about the beans under the comment you left. I hope it might help. Let me know.

 
At 6:16 am, Blogger gigi said...

Mashed clouds. Perfect. It's practically poetry.

 
At 9:59 am, Blogger neil said...

Hi tanna, pop corning sounds so evocative too, great image.

Hi squishy, but you do get mud crabs!!! Yeah, kids are the best.

Hi nerissa, it was a magic moment, thanks for your advice.

Hi gigi, I reckon it is poetry, poetry of the dinner table.

 
At 5:40 pm, Blogger plum said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed! I think I got to four - Vicious Ange, Next Nigella, Lady Lunchalot and myself.

My little one adores that episode of Charlie and Lola. Still doesn't get him to eat his veg though!

 
At 5:30 pm, Anonymous cin said...

whatever are you talking about? it must be a coincidence...

 

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