Monthly Archives: August 2010

How much does it cost?

This question has been bugging me for a little while now. Governments and their good buddies in big business keep talking about big and bigger infrastructure. Whenever questions of renewable and non-polluting energy and utilities come up, the responses are … Continue reading

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Can you taste those chemicals?

It’s not often these days that I have to buy veggies, but when my own aren’t in season or still growing it has been known to happen. On the weekend I came home with a cauliflower, from a so called … Continue reading

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Beagled meditation

Photo essay. I’m one of the millions of Australians who live with depression and post-traumatic stress. Over the years I’ve tried probably a dozen different medications for this, which either don’t work or the side effects are worse than the … Continue reading

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Feta and greens omlette

A really quick and simple recipe that’s ideal for breakfast or brunch. Ingredients: 3 chards leaves small bunch of lemon thyme or parsley 50 to 70 grams crumbled feta cheese (about 1/3 cup) 2 large eggs splash of milk or … Continue reading

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Simple green soup recipe

Ingredients: 1 1/2 to 2 cups vegetable stock pinch onion flakes pinch garlic flakes pinch ground fenugreek pinch tumeric 1/2 teaspoon coriander 6 chard leaves 12 spinach leaves (about a handful) 8-10 borage leaves (about the same as the spinach) … Continue reading

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Veggie fritters

Recently I’ve been playing with recipies for veggie fritters and patties. After a splendid little pigout this evening, thought I might share. One medium/large potato Two or three florets of cauliflower Two or three chards tin of borlotti or butter … Continue reading

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August garden diary

It’s really cold here today. We’re getting this funny weather system where the days start out clear and sunny, then the temperature lowers and by mid arvo it’s raining. Sort of Winter monsoon, or something. The water barrels are full. … Continue reading

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Gardening and solar returns.

Well it’s been an interesting day. My “solar return”… I’m now a Grandmother and 44 years old. While I didn’t get around to a couple of things that I’d wanted to do today, like a wool spinning workshop, it did … Continue reading

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Climate change and the meta-narrative propaganda machine.

As you may have heard, last week a large chunk of ice broke off the Petermann glacier in Greenland. Together with the rapidly shrinking ice sheets in the Arctic, hotter summers and colder, wilder winters, it looks like humanity’s chickens … Continue reading

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Green webs

In recent days I’ve been searching through sites and looking up new ones, researching some good sources for green and sustainability ideas. The good news is there’s *lots* out there! Treehugger has been around for absolutely ages. It has many … Continue reading

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