TEDDY’S GRIEF

One cold late spring day in our South Australian garden, Priscilla our darling Maltese came across something near the big pine tree.  I investigated immediately in this snake ridden part of the world only to find a tiny bird with no feathers at all, save for a hint of a fluffy top knot, lying on… Continue reading TEDDY’S GRIEF

COUNTRY NOTES: SUMMER/AUTUMN GARDEN

Late summer is here yet the season is really early autumn with all the abundance of the garden waiting for attention

THE INSECT COLLECTION

I don’t know what it is about art and artists around the world.  I mix exclusively with artists and I can assure you all of us have our predilections in what we create.  I have a “split personality” artistically speaking as I am both an acrylic and pastel painter and bead embroiderer.  Lately since our… Continue reading THE INSECT COLLECTION

COUNTRY NOTES: KING SAVOY CABBAGE

I have always had a deep fascination for vegetables growing in the home garden.  My parents were impoverished immigrants to this wonderful country of ours.  My earliest memories of my parents, my mother in particular, were seeing them working in the large vegetable garden they tended to put food on the table.  My parents were… Continue reading COUNTRY NOTES: KING SAVOY CABBAGE

COUNTRY NOTES: LATE WINTER RELISH

Relishes and chutneys are mostly associated with an abundant harvest that inevitably occurs in the late autumn when all the summer vegetables are coming to an end of their season.  Always a busy time in our kitchen as baskets of surplus produce that we cannot possibly consume are converted into delicious chutneys and relishes to… Continue reading COUNTRY NOTES: LATE WINTER RELISH