HOW TO CLEAN SPONGES : HOW TO CLEAN OLD TOOLS.
oatmeal streusel, butterscotch ice cream ($10)
After probing for a sweet recommendation to close our fantastic meal at Fuel, our friendly and knowledgeable server wisely suggested the plumb cake - embracing the fact that it was the last batch of the season (another notable highlight of my meals out West and how they embrace fresh, seasonal and relatively local).
Simple and clean, this finisher involved a moist peg of fine-crumbed and mildly-sweetened sponge that was topped with both baked (in pan) and fresh slices of Italian prune plums. The fruit was just ripe, having that meaty dense consistency but bursting with internal sugars; the contrast of cooked to raw highlighted its interestingness.
A quenelle of round bodied but velvety smooth, mild butterscotch ice cream finished the course, its contrasting bed of nutty oatmeal strusel binding the plate into a sort of reconstructed and elegant plum crumble that conjoured up
images of crisp Fall days, thick wool sweaters and being bundled up
by an open fire. Finished with a sweet drizzle of honey and reinforced by delicately torn mint leaves, the refreshing and bright fruit centric dessert was just the thing I needed to lighten up
the sensation felt after the previous course.
Although satiated, the boys indulged me in my interest of a dessert capping our heavy duty Thanksgiving Day lunch before the eating events later that evening (AY later confessed he tried but hit the wall at a friend's dinner while JK said he bypassed the meal in favour playing hockey that night; it appears only this little glutton went to town with ordering many plates between her and her grandpa - who later found out he gained 4lbs from my five day visit. :P).
Heres another photograph that i took for a feminism project of two of my friends, Sonny portrayed as the alpha male and Antony as weak and vulnerable. Cleaning Sonny with a sponge making him seem like some kind of "slave" to his "master" this was an extreme example of Feminism. Portraying how some men use their wives like a "slave" instead as a partner.
Although feminism has developed over the years, and women have allot more power and free
dom in society, i still believe there is an ongoing war for some women to be treated equally all over the world.