Squid ink pasta has been on my to do list for years. I never got around to it as I just couldn't find the squid ink in my area. The local seafood shop only sells cleaned squid and when I asked for squid ink, the guy looked at me funny! The Italian deli just didn't stock it. But yesterday, a friend of mine got a few packets and so it was time to spring into action!
I first saw the tamarillo (whose name was chosen to promote the fruit) aka tree tomato on tv, where it was described as fruity tomato. My interest was immediately piqued, as it always is when I see foods I haven't tried. So when these fruit started appearing in the local supermarket I had to give em a go.
This dish puts together a scallop starter and a pasta main into one mind blowing dinner. Trust me, it's good. The creamy, almost meaty tortellini are lifted by tender, juicy scallops and topped with a piquant tomato salsa.
I had been wanting to visit Bourke Street Bakery for a long time, ever since I saw a post about it on some blog while I was overseas. Their baked breads and pastries just looked soo enticing! I could almost smell the bakery through my screen, and so when I came back to Sydney I arranged to meet a few friends at their Marrickville store.