OK get ready this BACON BACON BACON… To be creative is a gift, a gift that allows you to derive pleasure from something you conceive of and bring to fruition, it is in many ways unsurpassable in the joy it can bring you personally; this joy is often magnified when to your delight your creativity is enjoyed by others.
The creatives among you will understand exactly what I’m talking about.
On the flip-side there can be an even greater joy experienced when someone of their own volition gets creative and shares their creativity with you, particularly if that someone is important to you and has taken the time and care to create something truly unique and refined that fits a place in your psyche so snug that it becomes perfection personified.
I had just such an experience earlier this week, I was blown away by the thought, by the genuine uniqueness, the non “cliche-ness” and the beauty of the idea let alone the craftsmanship required to bring it to reality.
Regular readers of my Bacon Posts will know my love of simplicity my preference for simple clean bacon dishes tweaked with a touch of difference to make them surprising, unique and wondrous.
You have probably also noted that I don’t get so excited by the excesses of gluttony to be found in copious quantities of grease, cheese or egg often associated with bacon.
But here I was stopped in my tracks by what I would otherwise have promptly dismissed had I read it on a menu. “Bacon Cheesecake” sounds positively cholesterol; had i not been presented with it in all its godlike glory.
They say we eat with our eyes, never has this been more true.
This is art, this has been thought through, it spoke to me on so many levels
it couldn’t be dismissed I had to try it, wouldn’t you?
To my absolute delight it sliced perfectly, the baked cheese cake style filling held together beautifully maintaining its integrity right to the final crumb on the extreme point of the first slice as it eased out of the whole.
On my plate it cut easily with side of my fork, the texture in my mouth was dreamy and the flavours balanced perfectly to provide a light savoury flavour with elements of sage, celeriac, lemon, and of course bacon, delightfully combined to leave a truly once in a lifetime impression.
Of even more significance was that this was made by my daughter and she nailed, visually, architecturally and contextually it was perfect, and I got to savour and enjoy it in the spirit it was intended with the person who intended it; I am blessed.
I will gladly post the recipe for “perfect balance bacon cheesecake” if you request it
Importantly though; I hope you are fortunate enough to experience perfect balance for yourself and that when you do; you are sufficiently aware to recognise your own special recipe.
written by Dave Fellows of the TooMoo220 fame….the TooMoo22o0 has to be experienced its a stunning Queensland ride…not to short and not to far…just enough time to make new friends and tell a few “porky pies” a long the way…and no you don’t haveto be a whacky bacon lover like Dave, but it could help?