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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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Monday, September 03, 2007
Father's Day
Get out of bed nice and early on Father's Day. Have a yawn and a stretch. Head on down to Baker D Chirico in Fitzroy Street, St Kilda for some croissants and head back home. Back into bed, so that M can bring to me her favourite breakfast of croissants, but I demur at her suggestion of Vegemite and settle for jam instead. There was along the way, a very big complaint about Chirico's laziness in not turning in the corners of their croissants, making the traditional crescent shape, but I'm happy to report that the croissants were nonetheless very enjoyable in their straight line shape, light as a pillow, buttery and crisp.

The previous night, all my other kids gathered around our table for Father's Day as well and after my daughter asked me this morning about the Polish style carrot dish as well as another of apple, after pronouncing them to be very tasty, I'm ashamed to say I took no photos of these two very traditional Polish dishes for your perusal, but promise to make amends as soon as possible. We served them with duck legs and roast potatoes and when your largest baking tray already holds a ton or two of roasting potatoes, finding a tray that will hold a dozen duck legs in a single layer was nigh on impossible. So there was an impromptu juggling performance as the legs were layered, swapped and rearranged to ensure each one was cooked through and most importantly, the skin nice and crispy.

As good and as fun as all the food was, do you know the best thing of all about Father's Day?

Family.
 
  posted at 9:38 am
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6 Comments:
At 10:29 pm, Blogger Kalyn said...

Very lovely. So glad you had a nice time.

 
At 5:07 am, Blogger gigi said...

Family ~ there's just no point to Father's Day without them! I'm glad your day was so warm and mellow.

 
At 7:45 am, Blogger MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

And family that did the dishes!
Gigi's right. Family is the whole point. I liked the get up and go and then the back to bed part!

 
At 6:21 pm, Blogger Truffle said...

What a lovely post! Sounds like you have a warm and loving family which certainly makes you a very lucky father. Glad you had such a wonderful day.

 
At 8:09 am, Blogger neil said...

Hi kalyn, yes, it was a great time. I think m was looking forward to it more than me. She made me a card and everything.

Hi gigi, me too! I know for some these types of days can be fraught, but it's a real pleasure for us.

Hi tanna, I was laughing to myself about that bit too!

Hi truffle, thank-you, it was a great day, actually a great two days, lucky me.

 
At 12:23 pm, Blogger Blue Zebra said...

Hi Neil! Happy Father's Day!

It seems so strange to see the world view. Father's Day in the U.S. is in June. :D

What a great post, Neil! Thanks for sharing with us!

 

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