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Half a pumpkin, two beetroots and a few broccoli stems. That was the extent of our supplies one Monday night.  To be fair, we did have some meat in the fridge, but after a heavy Sunday roast,  the whole family felt like a light vegetarian dinner.  With my vegetable box due in the next 48 hours, I didn’t want to shop for extra and actually was keen to see if we could… Read More

provisions[ plural ] UK  /prəˈvɪʒ.ənz/ US  /prəˈvɪʒ.ənz/ supplies of food and other necessary items: provisions for the journey Cambridge Dictionary (n.d)   The past few weeks have been interesting. Like everyone else, we have been in lockdown in our house in Sydney.  But unlike a lot of people, Mr T, Marc, Anne and I, are no strangers to self-isolation. Years of cruising around the world meant a dozen ocean passages and remote anchorages with no one around to socialise with. It wasn’t always… Read More

Spring is for greens! And the current mood for green vegetable is brussel sprouts. Yep, the stuff I hated as a kid after being served a plate of boiled sulphur-smelling mushy sprouts in the school canteen ( not sure if that’s on the menu any more. Hope not!) It would take 25 years and a surprisingly tasty bowl of curried brussel sprouts tasted in a Townsville pub to make me reconsider. Then… Read More

Today’s post is brought to you courtesy of the weird and beautiful things I found in the back of my fridge this week: left over smelly cheese and vacuum-packed pre-cooked octopus! It was one of these nights, when we had ran out of fresh meat and were left with odd assortments of vegetables, opened tubs of cream and lonely eggs. I actually like it when this happens, as it forces me to… Read More

April and May are big birthday months in our extended family. I have at least 5 dates to remember in April, including my own. May is no less busy, with 4 occasions to celebrate. Starting with Anne’s birthday last week. As usual, she had 2 feasts: one on the actual birthday, with the family and another on the friday night with her friends. Turning 14 means she’s now a teenager, with well… Read More

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