I believe in exploring

I believe in exploring. I can’t imagine what it must be like to not want to explore.

I was very fortunate to grow up on a farm where there was space and opportunity to indulge childhood fearlessness in adventure. Once we were old enough, my siblings and I spent much of our play time unsupervised. There were five of us and only two adults. I suspect our parents realised quite early that we had some practical common sense about us, and they did teach us the basic rules of life – that actions have consequences and that some things are out-of-bounds for very good reasons. Well, actually it was my uncle who probably taught those lessons best when …

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Protein – Fish

The portable black and white television, purchased by my Mum from Kmart for $99 in 1982, will soon no longer work.  The regional switch over to digital is but a few months away.  This delightful styling that sits on my fridge, creating a portal to two of the five non-digital channels, will soon fall silent. […]

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Eosinophilic esophagitis

Perhaps I should explain the reaction to my first slow cooking attempt and why I think the store-bought seasoning was the problem.  Last year, I pottered off to the doctor to see if there was anything that could be done about the amount of antacid I was eating.  Long story short – Eosinophilic esophagitis (EOE […]

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Slow Cooking – Attempt One

Side by side they sat, a row of them at my sister’s, for one of those extended family and friends evenings during the holidays.  The cookers’ contents were yummy.  My sister extolled the virtues of the appliance.  So, heading into the Year of Efficient Eating, I checked out the New Year sales.  I’m now the […]

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Introduction to My Year Of

It is time to start another Year Of.  This post is to introduce the topic, starting with the idea behind it and a look back at my first two attempts. I’ve noticed that a Year Of can be set up either at the beginning or end of a year.  The internationally official Year Of is […]

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