Monday, January 26, 2009

Australia Day

As many of you don't know, tomorrow, January 26 is Australia Day. It commemorates the day that Captain Arthur Phillip landed where the city of Sydney now stands, and claimed Australia for the British Empire.

Now, I didn't know that either, even though I had an Australian roommate in high school and have had several Aussie friends.

One thing that we really want to do with our kids is introduce them to other cultures, and there's no better way to do that than with food and celebrations. In order to celebrate Australia Day, we decided to have some Aussie food.

What did we eat? Well, we were watching PBS (yes, PBS) and the travel show guy said that if you're ever in Sydney, the place to go for food is Bill's.The best part about Bill is that he doesn't believe in keeping recipes secret. One of his best dishes is Ricotta Pancakes-- and that's what we made for supper tonight-- and believe me, if I can have these pancakes, I'll celebrate Australia Day every year.

Here's a picture that we borrowed of the pancakes-- I think ours looked just as good, and tasted amazing. Hopefully you are reading this on January 26, because if you are, grab some ricotta cheese and go to and get the recipe and celebrate Australia Day in style. Oh, and if you want to find out more about Australia day, go to

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