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6 chicken thigh fillets
1 brown onion, sliced
12 button mushrooms, sliced
50g (3 tbsp) butter
50g (1/3 cup) plain flour
1 jar asparagus in spring water, drained
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tablespoon French mustard
1 packet filo pastry
CHICKEN, MUSHROOM AND
Chef Bart's culinary gifts can be enjoyed
at The Cathedral Café, 843 Hunter
St Newcastle West, 8.30am-2.00pm,
Monday-Friday. P 4961 0546.
Here is a recipe for all seasons. I saw a variation of this being made on a children's
television show I was watching with my two -year-old daughter, Grace, and thought it looked
delicious, so I've come up with my own ver sion. The beauty of this recipe is that it can
be made with all sorts of fillings such as spinach and ricotta, pumpkin and peas , stewed
apples and creme patissiere or even a bolognese. I hope you enjoy.
BY JOANNE ISAAC
I read this book in January, a traditional time
of new beginnings and resolutions, and it
was the per fect time to read it. As a parent,
I had been reflecting on how I could do
a better job in 2015. Their Name Is Today
absolutely resonated with me and helped
me to really commit to my new approach.
Johann Christoph Ar nold tackles most of
the major issues that parents and educators
face in today's society when r aising and
educating our children -- materialism,
violence, sexualisation, consumerism, over-
scheduling and excessive technology, to
name just a few.
He is a champion of the rights of children;
their right to be loved, to be valued and to
be heard. His book is a challenging reminder
to parents , teachers and the ex tended
community that we all need to refocus
our effor ts and think about how our own
behaviour s are impacting our children.
Arnold argues that if we better under stand
our selves, our motivations and our own
behaviours, we will become better parents
and better teacher s . Constant self-reflection
is the key.
There are many real-life anecdotes and
much wisdom throughout the book.
In a chapter titled "Material World", Ar nold
points out that it's not material possessions
a child craves, but "time and attentiveness, a
listening ear, and an encouraging word".
He says a lot about a child's need for
unstructured play, the outdoor s and what
he calls white space.
"When children are over whelmed by
entertainment, material goods, high
pressure academics, and frequently unstable
home life, it's as if their flashlight batteries
are being run down. Children thrive on
silence. Without exter nal distractions they
will often become so inspired by what they
are doing that they will be totally oblivious
of everything around them."
There are many words of encour agement
for parents and teacher s throughout this
book, with a focus on the vital things
children need from us -- discipline a s an
act of love, per sever ance, forgiveness,
acceptance, vulnerability, warmth. The
book's ultimate goal is to encourage us
as we raise or teach our children and to
remind us that it is a privilege to do so.
Johann Christoph Arnold, Their Name
Is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile
World, Plough Publishing House, 2014.
SR LOUISE GANNON rsj
Place chicken thighs into a pot with
enough water to just cover the meat.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 20
minutes, skimming off any scum. Remove
thighs and retain stock. When chicken has
cooled slightly, chop into bite-sized pieces.
In a pot over medium heat, add a dash
of oil and sweat the sliced onion for 5
minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook
a fur ther 2 minutes . Add the butter
and melt, then add flour, stirring with
a wooden spoon for 5 minutes. Slowly
When God wants to take
charge of the world or the
Church, he does not send in
the tanks. Instead, he sends
in the poor and the meek.
Mark O'Connor fms
and gr adually add stock (no more than 3
cups) until you achieve a nice pie mixture
consistency (not too thin or thick).
Add chopped chicken, asparagus and
par sley and bring back to temper ature.
Season to taste. Set aside to cool on a
plate or container at room temper ature
then cool fur ther in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 200°C.
On a flat dry surface, place a sheet of filo,
br ush with melted butter, place another
layer on top and repeat with a total of 4
layers. Cut the pastry in half lengthways.
Place a thin tube of mixture
(approximately 2cm width) along one
edge of the pastry. Roll up like a sausage
roll, leaving 1cm of pastr y; brush this edge
with butter to use as a glue to seal the
tube. Roll the tube into a snail and place
on an oven tray lined with baking paper.
Sprinkle over poppy seeds and bake for
Ser ve with fresh steamed aspar agus and
your favourite salad.
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