specials for International Women’s Week

Good morning sunshine! TGIF! And happy International Women’s Day! Go up to the favourite woman in your life and give her a big, long hug. If you’re a woman and you’re your own favourite woman you can hug yourself. If you want to be a woman and you’re your own favourite woman, you can hug yourself too.

you’re your you’re your.. aren’t you glad we passed that test, grammar nazis of the world??? we rawk. \m/

This week we’re naming all our specials after storybook characters. Well, most not all. Is Queen Victoria a fictional character? ANYHOO. Once upon a time…

She may have lucked out and found a prince and lived happily ever after yadda yadda. But let’s not forget how she grit her teeth and bore through household chores and ugly family members, just like many of the strongest women we know today.

The word “cinderella” has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes were unrecognised, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect. –Wikipedia

At TGS, we’re making it International Women’s Week – starting off with a Fit Food soup of the day: Cinderella’s Golden Pumpkin Chowder

Cinderella's Golden Pumpkin Chowder
Visit us by Sunday or the pumpkin turns into a horse carriage.

There are too many different versions of The Woodcutter & His Wife story. Just like there are so many ways to chop wood. And there are so many ways to cook sausages.

But I think our favourite version is the one where the woodcutter was about to get duped by a seductive young forest fairy promising gold and treasure & his wife stopped him and told him to continue earning an honest living. The other woodcutters who went for it ended up marrying a 2,000-year-old scarecrow and losing all their hair and teeth. Or something like that.

Moral of the story:
Listen to your wife
It might just save your life.

Especially if you’re a woodcutter.


International Women’s Week share-share special: The Woodcutter & His Wife’s sausage sizzle platter, served with sautéed onions & cherry tomatoes

The Woodcutter & His Wife's Sausage Sizzle
Named so because the German bratwurst & chicken chipolata look like chopped up pieces of, um, wood?

Joining our all day breakfast fold is a soufflé egg-white omelette (geddit? omelette? fold? hurhur) we’ve named Snow White. It’s stuffed with white button mushrooms, and served with lightly-toasted multigrain bread.

A light and simple breakfast, available all day, everyday. No poison apple, no horse heart, nothing of that sort. This dish is possibly vegetarian and also a Fit Food item.

Snow White - soufflé egg white omelette stuffed w mushrooms
Moral of the Snow White story: If you get yourself out of negative situations and be kind to animals and minorities, who knows where it’ll get you! You’ll meet a good, kind person and live happily ever after. The End.

“Why does the lamb love Mary so?”
the eager children cry.

“Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know.”
the teacher did reply.

special main: Mary Had A Little Lamb (Chop) – spice ‘n’ herb rubbed w citrus-mint gremolata. Served w cayenne roasted potatoes.

spice 'n' herb-rubbed lamb chops
This is the kind of lamb you could bring to school without causing a commotion. We hope you love lamb too, because we can assure you that our lamb loves you.