Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Rollerblading rhymes and (lack of) reason

Read here for an interesting article on the role of poetry in teaching literarcy skills.

Took the kids rollerblading yesterday. While they went round and round in circles on the rink, Keith and I bought three big pots for the garden - I plan to plant lettuces in one, tomatoes in one and lavender in the third. I dreamt of having lavender plants - purple and white at the entrance of somewhere I lived in the dream.

It's the second day of the school holidays. I want to make a cheese and onion tart. I don't know why I've had a sudden yearning to make one. I remember back when the kids were small how organised I was about food - never making just one shortcrust pastry shell, always making two and freezing the second one. I'd like to return to those days. Maybe that's why I yearn to make a cheese and onion tart?

Later today we're going to see Ratatouille. And have afternoon tea somewhere in Belgrave. In the meantime, I think I'll go to Dandenong market and see if I can locate some onions, leeks and raclette cheese.


Anonymous said...

This recipe was given to me by my grandmother who used to serve us these when we were kids, usually for breakfast. They're pretty fatty, but they're much better than pancakes, and the name makes them fun. Kids love 'em!

Some have asked for a better description of what these things are like. The best description i can give is that they look like scones only flatter and more fried. Their texture is not dissimilar from a really light doughnut. I've also been asked to compare them to (American) biscuits, but since I've never had a biscuit of the American variety in my life, that's kind of hard. Though it might sound like it, they're not much like crumpets at all.

The name comes from their 'puffy' appearance, but it's still very silly. I have a sneaking suspicion she made the name up herself. She's just about crazy enough to try something like that. Let me know if your crazy relatives ever served you Pufftaloons.


rp has advised me that in Dutch these things are called poffertjes, and that they are usually enjoyed with powdered sugar! Clearly my gran wasn't just making it up!


Cattyrox said...

But you haven't left a recipe! Please leave a recipe!