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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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Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Someone Special
I'm dedicating this to someone special in my life.

The words are taken from Michael Franks 1975 album, Art of Tea, which is on vinyl in my record collection. I guess that all makes me kinda old.


Whenever I explore the land of Yin,
I always take one on the chin.
And now this lioness has almost made me tame.
I can't pronounce her name but eggplant is her game.

The lady sticks to me like white on rice.
She never cooks the same thing twice.
Maybe it's the mushrooms, maybe the tomatoes.
I can't reveal her name but eggplant is her game.

When my baby cooks her eggplant, she don't read no book.
She's got a Giaconda kind of dirty look.
And my baby cooks her eggplant
About nineteen different ways,
But sometimes I just have it raw with mayonnaise.

Maybe it's the way she grates her cheese,
Or just the freckles on her knees.
Maybe it's the scallions, maybe she's Italian.
I can't reveal her name but eggplant is her game.

Happy Anniversary D, I love you baby.
  posted at 7:08 am

At 9:28 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

awww... ain't you the sweetest? :)

hope you guys have a lovely anniversary.

At 4:55 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. Love the eggplant!

At 6:00 pm, Blogger neil said...

Hi helen, I like to get all mushy from time to time, sweetness is its own reward ;-)

Hi tanna, thank-you. Me too, especially nineteen different ways!

At 10:34 pm, Blogger Jeanne said...

You old softie you! ;-)

That's the most romantic anniversary message ever - do you give lessons?! And what a great lyric. I havent thought about Michael Frank since "When Sly calls" sometime in the mid 1980s. Thanks for giving me a reason to indulge in some nostalgia.

At 3:15 pm, Blogger neil said...

Hi jeanne, I think I watched the movie Roxanne too many times, Cyrano de Begerac has a bit to answer for.

At 12:04 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no idea who Michael Frank is SORRY. But what you did for your wife is just simply gorgeous. My man is like you. Very sweet :)


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