Moving Out…Eating In
It’s an interesting time at my house at the moment, we have reached a new milestone in our family that I’m sad but excited about. A milestone that comes to every parent one day sooner or later. My oldest daughter Emma has just finished her Communications Degree at University and has accepted her first Public Relations role as an Account Co-ordinator with a very cool agency. The thing is, the Agency is in Sydney…we live in Melbourne. So this Saturday she will be boarding a plane to leave home for the first time and begin the journey of making a life for herself in Sydney for however long that may be.
I’m happy and excited for her, as her Mother I know this is the right move. She’ll have to work hard, will have lots to learn at her new job and adjusting to a new city but I know she’ll have a ball (there’s no cooler place to be than Sydney in Summer the beaches are amazing). For now she’ll be living in a suburb close to the city she’s always loved . It’s a place she feels drawn to and I know she’s going to thrive.
I won’t be there to cook her any meals or help her out so you can imagine how excited I was when I received a copy of a new cookbook called “Moving Out…Eating In” to review courtesy of Woodslane Publishing. “Moving Out…Eating In” is a cookbook for home leavers by new Author Elizabeth Hewson.
I’ve gotta say, I wish there had’ve been a cookbook like this around when I left home. The recipes, food styling and photography are cool, groovy and fun, perfectly targeted towards home leavers. I love the book so much I want to keep it for myself and not gift it to Emma ha ha!
The book gives you lots of entertaining ideas and is divided up into chapters such as Brunch, Food For a Couple, Food For A Few, Food For a Crowd, Snacks, Sweet Things etc.
There’s even a section on what to cook for the Oldies aka parents when you want to invite them over and impress them your new culinary and domestic skills! I for one would be thrilled with such an invitation featuring Pot of Mussels, Steak, Chimichurri sauce, Roast Potatoes, Basic Dressing with Lettuce and Cappuccino Pots for dessert.
It’s an exciting book full of great ideas young people leaving home will be inspired by. Emma was drawn to the Ice Cream Sandwiches with Caramel, and me? The Baklava with Ice Cream in the Super Quick Desserts section.
How easy would this Mezze meal be to put together of Falafels, Dips and Bread, Lamb Koftas, Tabouleh and Baklava with Ice Cream for dessert! Yum!
Classic Franks with Apple Cider Sauerkraut.
My copy of Moving Out Eating In was kindly sent to me by Woodslane Publishing for review.
(excerpt copyright Elizabeth Hewson. Images copyright Michael Wee)