As you might have grasped from the latest updates, I am no longer in Veneto. A few things have changed since the last post, mostly regarding the fact that I put a few miles between me and the homeland. Long story short, I am now in sunny Sydney.
The plan is to be here for a few months (more on that another time). Meanwhile, I am just enjoying the fact that I'm escaping winter and getting a double dose of summer instead. The seasonality change might twist things around a bit on these pages, mostly because this is meant to be a seasonal recipe journal, and what's in season here now are lovely green peas and crisp asparagus. It feels a bit confusing, admittedly, so I'm trying to take things easy. For now, just to get into the groove of the holiday season and tune in with what's happening in our respective home countries, Jesse and I have been baking quite a few autumnal delights. That, despite the fact that it's very warm and sunny outside my window.
As temperatures soar well into the 40°C, we agreed that we could skip Christmas lunch this year. Our wedding anniversary being right before Christmas, we thought we would celebrate that instead. Thanksgiving, though...He won't let it be missed. No matter where, how, no matter whether traditional or haphazard, the meal shan't be skipped. We celebrated one in Piedmont and a couple in London, and now, we'll do one in Sydney. If everything goes according to plans, dinner will be quite untraditional and on the lighter side. Maybe a potato and green bean salad to go with a roasted bird of some sort. Maybe a starter of spritz with bruschette or crostini to throw some Venetian flair in there, too. As for cake, that's sorted – it'll be this one I'm telling you about now.