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Freedom day and other furphies

I'll make you a promise. After this email I shall refrain from mentioning the words "freedom day" any more. In Sydney, we're 48 hours in, and already I'm irritated and fed up with the notion. Mostly because it is a notion that affects different sectors in society in vastly different ways.

Hands up those homeschooling their junior recipe testers? And leave your hands up if your life looks vastly different this week to last week? Anyone??

Unlike last week, on freedom Monday, the junior recipe testers presented the senior recipe tester and I with a large list. The list contained a vast array of items, including some of which I had never heard, they required for science day this week.

We will need to procure these items from the shops, prior to Thursday. Then on Thursday we will participate in science day, assisting in all manner of experiments, and hoping that no one either blows off their eyebrows or burns down the house. I should hasten to add, I have a couple of applied science degrees. I like science. I want to encourage the juniors in scientific pursuits.

I suppose what lockdown has taught me that what I actually want is to encourage the juniors to be taught science by someone else.

Having constructed something of a plan for science day, plus two full time jobs, we sat down for lunch. I dutifully cored and cut up an apple for one junior. He dutifully ate. The skin got caught in his teeth. After some minutes aggravation it was incumbent upon me to extract the entangled apple skin. 

The junior's relief was nearly as great as mine, when I realised I do not want to outsource all of my parental responsibilities. I cannot begin to imagine facing a classroom teacher who had been asked to administer dental floss by my overwrought, apple-loving junior.

But this, I am told, is freedom. I am seriously contemplating lockdown as a formal pursuit. By myself.

Thirty years ago, George Michael famously promised freedom won't let us down. This week I find more affinity in the words of Queen, six years prior to Michael.

I'm not sure if what we are experiencing is freedom, or a deep desire to break free.

Happily, there is no need for any of us to succumb to the prison of dinner preparation. For some of the DotT  chefs, who have continued to serve you right through lockdown, being in our kitchen cooking your dinners is their sanity break from schooling their own junior recipe testers. In every season, whether free or cooped up, we would love to serve you and your people.

The problem with rules

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The very best of things

Photography by alexandermayesphotography 

This is not my story. This is a story that one of our lovely, long time customers shared with me the other day. Last Saturday, they ordered a cheese & antipasto box, along with a bunch of dinners, which we delivered to them. There was no particular occasion. They just decided to have a special night in.

And so, this family dressed in their finery, listened to music, chatted, ate a delicious meal and enjoyed being together. It lifted their spirits, as they celebrated the near-end of the school term, and the joys that can be found in hanging out with the same group of people day after day.

We know that occasions are not made by the food you eat (although we may dispute that from time to time!) They are made by the people you share that food with. This, it seems to me, is the very best of life in lockdown. Happily, this won't change once restrictions are lifted.

From this week, we can gather in outdoor groups of 5 fully vaccinated adults. If you would like a box to picnic with, get in touch (you can replay to this email). We'd love to put together something special just for you and your new found freedoms.

We exist to care for you through really good food, changing your daily life for the better. And we love to hear your stories of how you've been able to gather with your people: either those you live with, or virtually. Whether it's a break from the daily dinner grind, or a special occasion, it is our pleasure to cook for you.

Order online for delivery across Sydney, Melbourne & regional NSW, ACT & VIC within 3-5days (depending on where you live). Choose your preferred delivery day and time slot: $15 for metro areas, $18 for regional and rural. If there is something we can do to serve you and your family, please don't hesitate to ask.

Rachel & the DotT Team