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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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Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Learning To Fly
M is starting to become quite interested in cooking. The other night she asked for homemade pizza, so I made up the dough, rested it and then she helped to roll it out and put the topping on, though in her case she hasn't evolved past margarita level yet, just tomato and cheese for her.

She must have really enjoyed the experience for last night we had meatloaf and plain boiled potatoes with some salad. We all ate together and after we finished, M took the plate with the meatloaf and the bowl with leftover potaotes to the kitchen, announcing that she was going to cook.

After about five minutes she emerged from the kitchen with a plate. On it were the potatoes she had squashed flat into a neat circle and over the top she had sprinkled crumbled meatloaf. The squashed potato had been marked into wedges.

"I've made pizza!" she exclaimed, "Would you like some?"

Full or not, we both had a slice of her pizza. Homemade, the best kind.

Thankfully it was better than the last drink she made for me, perfumed pepsi.


  posted at 1:07 pm

At 4:20 pm, Blogger MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

What very sweet pizza!

At 4:57 am, Blogger Shell said...

ohhh beautiful, Neil! jasmine scented pepsi doesn't sound like such a bad idea to me ...

At 1:47 pm, Blogger neil said...

Hi tanna, it sure was!

Hi shell, I wanted to dab it behind my ears!

At 9:05 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

M is a little angel, and I'm so glad that she's starting to take an interest in cooking! Not too sure about perfumed pepsi, but perhaps something like a little rose/lavender syrup wouldn't be tooo bad?

At 10:24 am, Blogger Bron said...

This is too cool!
I've really enjoyed reading your last few posts this morning Neil, so beautifully written.
Thanks for sharing such precious moments with us.

At 2:22 pm, Blogger neil said...

Hi ellie, she's an angel for sure. Guess it's up to me to make sure she gets the basic flavour combinations down pat before we move on!

Hi bron, glad you enjoyed reading about something a bit different. I'm not sure I could do a whole autism blog, but do like to talk about it from time to time.


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