Pure Whimsy from Japan

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

My girlfriend in Tokyo, Megumi, emailed last week to say her husband was on the way to Canberra.

Not only is Takashi a wonderful man, the promise of him bringing a little bit of Megumi with him, was priceless to me.

He came to our house for dinner last night and we managed to polish off some wine, a roast dinner and my own mini pavlova creations. All was going well until this very polite Japanese gentleman insinuated the pavlova actually originated in New Zealand.

There was so much speechlessness, you could hear the crickets humming.

Needless to say, we made him walk back to the hotel.

But I digress. Look at this wonderful stash Megumi sent to me via her pavlova-delusioned husband. She's a good gooooood girl. It was just dreamy to open all this - plus she popped in wonderful treats for the kids. Love love love it all, especially the divine balloon fabric and the little box stacked high with teensy sheaths of sensational paper. Scrapbook, here we come.

On a final note, here is my great Aussie pav (à la McCartney) creation that I made last night. A swirly nugget of meringue on top of thickened cream and fruit.

Love our Antipodean cousins across the Tasman, but sorry - this dish is pure Aussie.

Where do you think pavlova originated?


n a t s u m i said...

Oh, these are great stuff! I love the little Japanese stickers...I used to collect them when I was a girl. It was fun!

Prim and Pretty said...

mmm.....interesting. for some reason I thought it was ANNA Pavlova...ballerina .....Adelaide. she danced so light hence the name Pavlova for the light dessert. Im sure there is even a childrens book about this....Rachelle

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