Friday, September 09, 2005

OMG Fratelli Fresh

Fratelli Fresh
7 Danks st
Waterloo
1300 552 119.


I know, where have I been? What have I been doing that is more important than posting to you my beloved readers? Well, actually sad to say not much. I have been spring cleaning and I now have a "library"(well it could be called other things, but I have deemed it to be the library) and I have been tired. Tired? So tired my photos are crap, when I have tried to play with my photos in photoshop I haven't known how to start. Poor excuses I know, but I am back to semi regular daily scheduled posting again...

So what has this to do with Fratelli Fresh? My mother and I made the very short drive to a street I didn't know was there to a shop I had only seen in my dreams, expensive ones at that.

So what is in the above photo? Some prepackaged food they sell? No, get over yourself, I made it myself. So what does it have to do with the store? Their produce Man!!!! I had long heard of tins of Italian cherry tomatoes, but where do you buy them from I wondered? I looked everywhere, here they sell the individually ($1.27?) and by the case($14) ! Oh my! I was hoping to find Olive Jam, but I came home with some Olive Pate, which seems similar. I found Italian saffron pasta ($3.25), huge bunches of luscious Basil ($2.49), Fresh Garlic ($2 ish) . There were many other products I *drooled* over. $18 ignots of coveture chocolate, Can anyone please come up with a good enough reason for me to by one... Buffalo mozzarella, Organic Free range chicks, Sparkling mineral water and luscious tomatoes and Dried Morels. There is heaps more here of course, but I hope you will go and discover the store for yourself. Upstairs is a cafe (we couldn't try because they had cooking lessons on) and over the road is the Dank St Depot, which has a restaurant (nice macchiato) and is full of galleries which is definitely worth a visit.

So what was the pasta like? Great. Simple. Easy.

Saffron Pasta cooked til al dente
Fresh garlic cloves diced and sauted in EVOO, 1 tin of baby cherry tomatoes a few anchovies, Salt and pepper. Cooked til pasta was ready, then tossed through with a handful of shopped basil leaves, served on a bed of my mum's organic wild rocket with shavings of Parmesan and a drizzle of EVOO

Toast
Grilled home made wholemeal Baguette (another story altogether) spread with olive pate and a sprinkle of shaved Parmesan.

Serve with a glass of Red.

Now this is "Store Cupboard" cooking at it's best. So when can you expect my next post? Soon.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aaah Clare - So simple but good, no? Especially if the ingredients are good. 

Posted by Kirk

Anonymous said...

Simple Ingrediants, cooked simply, tast fantastic!
What more can you ask for Kirk? Especially when it takes less than 30 mins start to finish! 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

Maybe a verse or two of Purple People Eater????? Going to sleep now - Goodnight Clare... 

Posted by Kirk

Anonymous said...

mmm looks god love those gourmet places... the closest one here for us is " The Essential Ingredient" in Orange. Lucky you!!
P/S sorry can't meet up this weekend but look forward to reading your blog on the Cabramatta moon festival thing and ... needt o pass you some candy still .. maybe will mail it to you guys. Miss you ! Enjoy your family picnic XXOO 

Posted by rachel

Anonymous said...

Wow! It is breakfast time here, but I am ready to inhale that dinner. Yum! What a beautiful job you did. I've never heard of tinned cherry tomatoes--neat. I can practically taste that bread. Ooooooh, olive paste! Now I am the one drooling.

You know, that actually looks a lot  like something that would come out of my garden and kitchen--if only you were here to make it for me. I have plenty of fresh basil and tomatoes in four colors. . . (BTW, that is the nices store bought basil I think I've ever seen.) : ) 

Posted by farmgirl

Anonymous said...

Found your comment on farmgirl fare's site and wanted to check out what yours was all about. What a fun site! And I love how you have the fun font in the picture frame..very cool . Will be checking out your blog more often! 

Posted by Mona

Anonymous said...

Hi Kirk
Friendly little people eater, sure looks strange to me! *clare looks around to make sure no one is staring at her*

Hi FG!
Do you know what? Your rock girl
xx
anytime... do you have the plane fare?

Hi Mona :)
Thanks so much, I am trying for fun and not too full of myself, well mostly anyway ;) I hope you keep coming back! 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

Hey Farmgrl, you know I'm coming too! I'll bring the greens. :) Clare, I knew you were up to more than just cleaning--I am so coming to visit and go that store, right after we leave Farmgrl's, LOL. I love anchovy-based sauces, mmmmm. 

Posted by Amy

Anonymous said...

lol
ok what time will you be here? 6? 7? we will have the BEST time hehehhe 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

Can we make it 8ish? I have to get a sitter for the girls. ;) 

Posted by Amy

Anonymous said...

ok cool :) then we are going out, right? Can't wait for you to get here =) 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah. Dinner and THEN drinks. Perfect. 

Posted by Amy

Anonymous said...

don't forget the dancing :) 

Posted by clare eats

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