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Beware the Deathcap Mushroom.

There is something compelling about the idea of picking your own mushrooms. Walking eyes-down amongst smells of wet wildflower or forests of birdcall. Laughing with friends or family. Perhaps a small cane basket to collect them. Perhaps a soft checkered tea towel to cover them. A wistful yearning to reconnect with the earth and with […]

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lil milk bar. Canberra.

We are expecting storms this afternoon. Rain. We had a small teaser last night. I can hardly remember what it feels like. Decided to take Juno for a short morning walk so he could check his pee-mails and I would have an excuse to try out a local coffee shop that has recently opened. Lil […]

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Local Press Cafe. Canberra.

This morning I have a dentist appointment and I set out a little early to grab a coffee down at the Kingston foreshore. Indulging in a croissant or toasted banana bread seemed a little hypocritical seeing I was about to get a filling. So I settled for a plain old pre-drill coffee and a glass […]

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Spiced Mushroom Walnut & Lentil Loaf

Kelly and her mum made this delicious vegetarian mushroom and walnut lentil loaf for me. Super easy to make (even I could have done it I reckon) and so good that I thought I would share it here. Ingredients: 1 Cup Walnuts, dry roasted 400g tin of brown lentils 2 cups diced button mushrooms 2 […]

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Lucent

This is a difficult movie to watch. It will confront you. It will upset you.Don’t watch it now, rather, set aside some time when you are ready. But please do watch it. My own diet is predominantly plant based. I would not call myself a vegetarian as I occasionally eat fish and I consume dairy […]

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Valentines wrap.

Originally we made a booking to eat out at our favourite Italian restaurant. But it turns out they had a set menu for valentines day (that was a little on the expensive side), and as we are saving for our impending road trip across Australia, we decided to pack a picnic and have dinner by […]

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The Tupperware Crisis.

It seemed simple enough. Quickly wash up the small pile of dishes before heading out for a coffee at my favourite cafe. Mission accomplished in six minutes. I just had to put away that last Tupperware container Kelly used to hold her lunch yesterday. I opened one of our Tupperware draws to be faced with […]

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Hara Hachibu

I am currently trying to cultivate the practice of ‘slow’ eating each mealtime. A 35 year history of emergency nursing has left me with a dining imperative to stuff as much food into my gob as quickly as possible. So I am playing with the Japanese concept of HARA HACHIBU or literally: gut eight parts. […]