The things that are important to me? Family, friends, outdoors and food. I am forever creating moments that will gather my favourite people. Last weekend, we all packed the car to head out for an early morning surf with the gang. Being the designated cook, I packed a few ingredients I had in my cupboard and some fresh vegetables from the local farmers’ markets for the post-surf feast.
The morning was filled with laughter and sunlight as we watched the waves rolled in and got ready to surf the line-up. Afterwards, wet and smiling and in search of full bellies, we wrapped bread dough around sticks and cooked over the camp fire. Dan Wheatley, a mate and father of two said, “Geez, my kids would love this! I’m going to make it with them next weekend.” I smiled and my heart sang with delight. This is exactly what I want to do, to inspire families to get outside and cook together, to share memories around the fire, put their electronics down and just connect.
I always have tinned tomatoes in my cupboard but the best thing about these is you can reuse the tins. You don’t even need to wash them out, the leftover tomato in the tin makes for a great sauce with your bread. My favourite brand of tomatoes are Mutti, as they are rich in flavour and quality, you can taste the sun in every mouthful. Bravo!