Yeah, it’s not that I haven’t been working, it’s just that working is boring and food is much more exciting. Ben made pizza again, and we finally used the pizza shovel, which worked splendidly.
I only managed to get a blurry picture of his pizza though.
Meanwhile, Julian has been on a Japanese cooking kick, so there have been anpan:
Anpan are a sort of brioche bun filled with sweetened mashed beans (I know, yum, right?)
Actually, they were amazing. Julian nailed the brioche dough and the filling technique.
Julian also made some kind of soup bowl thing with dumplings, I forget the names:
And then they made sushi, which turned out amazing. We had to get some fancy stuff online but it actually wasn’t that hard.
Julian assembled them like a pro.
Some of the early attempts were a bit wonky, but the skill progression was clear.
And I made gyoza, which was a bit outside my comfort zone, but turned out to be pretty easy.
They turned out almost reasonable in appearance, and delicious, which is the point.
I am totally doing that again. Om nom nom.
If only we could have friends round, it really felt like the sort of thing you do for guests.
Aaaaannnnd in the world of actual work, I’ve been walling in my sewing and craft room.
The last wall to be framed! Except the other two. But they hardly count, they are more like partitions. This is the LAST WALL.
Here’s a before picture:
And an after picture (with totally different lighting.
Here’s a slightly better before from inside the room, looking out over the piazza:
And the after shot, with a window so you can still look down on the piazza.
It’s a long way from done, but I do actually do a bit each day, which is pretty good going for me.