Friday, 30 May 2008

Cafe with a view

Just got back from working at Rob & Sandee's cafe for the morning. They had an Italian buffet to prepare for a catering order so it was an early start for Robert & I - he was already there when I arrived at 7am.

We made pasta salad, lay out prosciutto, salami, and other Italian delights like artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, grilled peppers, olives etc on platters as well as tomato and mozzarella salad, oven-baked chicken and fresh bread.

It was fun to be in a big kitchen again, it brought back memories of mum working at The Windsor Reception Centre when we were kids, and Robert on the phone with suppliers reminded me of my dad in the days when we had our business. It also brought back much more recent memories of working in Akvavit in Melbourne - a mere 15 years ago..........

Standing chopping tomatoes and mozzarella while looking across the water at Stockholm on the other side of the bridge, or at the birds, the joggers and the dogs all enjoying this lush green oasis in the middle of one of Europe's most beautiful cities. is not a bad way to start the day.

I left them busy preparing for the daily cafe business- sandwiches, salads, quiche, pasta, coffee, tea, buns and cakes.

Now I'm off to Sollentuna, we'll see how long that takes with the Irak conference and Condoleeza Rice in town.

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