Xmas Cooking - Spiced Pear Chutney...

Spiced Pear Chutney With less than 4 weeks until Christmas I looked into my pantry and realised I had no preserved condiments left....

Sowing the Seeds of Warrigal Greens...

Warrigal: Word origin [1840–50; ‹ Dharuk wa-ri-gal wild dingo] Warrigal Greens Tetragonia tetragonioides is also known as New Zealand...

Winter is the time for... Sauerkraut

Each Winter when cabbages are in season, I love to ferment a batch or so of sauerkraut. I have been working with the process of fermentation

News you have probably missed...

In any given day we are bombarded by news. For those that watch commercial TV, listen to commercial radio stations or read commercial...

Should we be eating pesticides?

A two year old article published in the Guardian has been circulating social media recently. I posted it and it has had 21 shares in less...

To Travel is to LIVE...

I have been inspired by travel for all my life it seems. Although I cannot remember the early days in my crib perched precariously on the...

Why swimming? Laps for Life...

I am not a natural swimmer. I was so frightened of swimming in my junior years that I was still in the level 1 class at learn to swim in...

Up for a challenge... Laps for Life

I am always a person who is up for a challenge, and with my recent experience supporting mostly men through some dark and overwhelming...

Journey Through Our Ancient Land...

On the back of Australia Day and with great respect to our custodians of this magnificent land I would like to share my experiences...

What Happened to Rachel McLean?

As a creative I have a head full of ideas and a few projects on the go at once. When I finish one, I am sure to be at the beginning of...

Pickled eggs for the festive season...

I have fermented, preserved and pickled many foods over the years and this festive season I have decided to blend my own pickling spice...

The Perfect Storm...

Today I was asked to give an interview for a Brisbane based news channel about the impact of the fires in Agnes Water and the Baffle...

Why is Vanilla Soooo Expensive?

I have had very little to do with orchids in my life except to admire their beauty. Since being back in Agnes Water the past two years I...

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