sock and sandals
OK. I’m just going to come right out and say it…I wear socks and sandals.
When I’m not glamming it up behind the stove, I like nothing better than to faff about in our catering garden in socks and sandals. Perfect for slip on slip off action, plus no bits, getting in. Its comfy, it’s warm and its incredibly unattractive.
As we enter the cusp of seasons, it is the perfect time to plant and tend to and bed down the garden ready for a rest before springtime craziness – perfectly timed for wedding catering.
Its Earth Day today, so I thought I would share with you how the garden outside of Fat and Skinny Catering’s kitchen window is going. I built this garden from scratch over the last five years and it is one of my greatest joys.
90% of the herbs we use for work are cultivated here, plus the fruit for quince paste, apricot jam, pomegranate with lamb, feijoa for feijoa vodka, lime for gin, lemon for everything. I also have a nectarine tree, but that is just for me, a tamarillo because I like to look at it. A lot.
One of the last things I do before leaving for a catering gig is pick the garnishes and flowers that adorn the serving plates and cheese platters at all of our functions.
It is a wonderful way to take a breather before service begins, and it is a personal and humble offering to our catering clients.
To take fresh produce and make it into a party in your mouth, socks and sandals or not, is the foundation of our catering garden and business in Melbourne. If you would like a party in your mouth, we’d love to hear from you.