Thursday, September 24, 2009

Snapshots from a traveler #14


I swear I am still alive, though you might conclude differently from the lack of activity on this blog over the past month.

Having spent a phenomenal three weeks Down Under, I am back home and (almost) back on a regular Northern Hemisphere Eastern Standard Time sleeping schedule. I have a long list of recipes to share with you, many influenced by my recent travels. I will get to them soon, I promise. Just as soon as I unpack! And remember where my driver's license is.

For now, please enjoy this photograph of a bacon, egg and avocado sandwich. Cooked on Kerrie and Greg's grill in their lovely Penrith, NSW, back yard and shared with Nathan and Alice, who had traveled up from Melbourne to say hello to the U.S. visitors. (Well, to be specific: I didn't share my sandwich with Nathan and Alice. They each had their own.)

This sandwich falls into that category of meal known as, Simple Dishes That Are Eight Million Times More Amazing Than They Would Be At Home Because You're Having Them On Vacation. Toasted roll, fried egg, crispy bacon, butter, avocado. Seriously? If I made this at home, it would be good, but not this good. Because the secret ingredient is Australia.

Penrith, New South Wales, Australia, September 2009.

3 comments:

ARLENE said...

Welcome home! I just had an egg sandwich for lunch, but it would have tasted so much better with some avocado (and eaten down under, of course).

Dianne said...

Thanks Arlene! It is good to be back. I mean, I never like to leave Australia...but you know what I mean.

Also, everything is better with avocado. :)

Simply Life said...

Oh yum, that sandwich looks great!