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Creativity Indian Style

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creativity / food and diets / recipes

As part of my challenge to be more creative, I decided I would cook something that I have never cooked before. I found a recipe for chicken cooked with spices from a cookbook called Indian Cooking for Australia by Gladys Roach. Here is the recipe for Masala Murghi. We enjoyed eating it and now that I have a better selection of spices I will experiment with another recipe next week :-).

Global grocery shopping

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food and diets / Gratitude / recipes / You must be kidding?

This is probably a bit ‘out there’ but I thought it might be interesting to see what other people around the world (i.e. other bloggers) get in their weekly grocery order. I thought it could have a multicultural flavour to it and we could get a comparative idea about the cost of living in different places. This list is recent and includes some special items for Christmas puddings and caters for some anticipated guests as […]

Christmas Pudding

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Blog 2013 / Christmas / coins / food and diets / Friends and family / love / recipes

My mother-in-law taught me how to make Christmas Pudding in the way she prepared and cooked it every year for her husband and two sons. The responsibility was passed to me when she passed away in 2010. Each year I say I am not going to make it but I usually give in to howls of protests. The tradition of putting the coins in the puddings comes from my childhood. I have 15 x three-penny […]

Food is complicated

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Blog 2012 / food and diets / Journal Blog / Meaning of life and that stuff / Philosophy / recipes / Wisdom / Wisdom too late

Yes, food is complicated – or at least it can be! I am one of those people who never seem to lose their appetites and there is hardly any food that I don’t like. So no matter what I feel like, I almost always enjoy the pleasure of eating! That is not a bad thing in itself, is it? We all know there is a massive market out there: Cook books Cooking shows on TV Cooking celebrities Diets –  […]

The saucepan dilemma

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When I start something, there is no telling where it will lead to! Just before Christmas I reorganised my kitchen cupboards to make them more practical – less bending down etc. Some of my electrical goods that I don’t use much, went into the big drawer under the gas stove. It is really deep and that limits its use. Next I found a better place for my cooking implements – saucepans, fry pans, cake tins etc. […]

Weekly photo challenge – Family

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I first met my new mother-in-law in 2004. We immediately clicked with each other and enjoyed each others’ company. She passed away in 2008 and we do miss her and often talk about our happy times with her. 🙂 For many years, she kept her family well fed with a variety of puddings – Bread Pudding, Spotted Dick and the most popular of all, the Christmas Pudding. Her two sons made her smile when they worried about […]


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“CHRISTMAS SPECIAL” – was the title in the real estate paper for the first house I ever bought. That was in December 1978. I found the original advertisement yesterday. I saved in a folder titled “1980’s memories”. I am glad I am a bit of a hoarder as I found some gems (smithereens :-)) that could be useful for future blogs 🙂 The ad went like this: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL  BELGRAVE $2500 Deposit ($47 weekly) Lovely treed secluded block slopes […]

What new skills would I like to learn in 2012?

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internet / Motivation / PostaDay 2011 / recipes / Self acceptance / Wisdom / Writing

I reflected on this topic and my head was spinning! Probably because the ideas that I came up with were nothing new. I have spent a few decades trying to improve myself. This involves being brave enough to keep learning practical and technical things. I have a thirst for new knowledge and leap at the opportunity to gain it. Other ideas included: self-acceptance – isn’t it ironic that including this in my list means I […]

An ordinary life…

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I want to write today but can’t think of anything profound to say. So, I decided I will write about my ordinary day today. I had the alarm set for 7.30am to make sure I was ready for my 8.30am dentist appointment. I woke early so got up early and put the heater and the kettle on. I had my usual breakfast of weetbix, bran, mango and greek yogurt with milk, plus two cups of long black […]