• KJ's Kitchen,  Life Day By Day,  Uncategorized

    Slow Food Holiday

    Now that I am captivated by the “Slow Food Movement” I thought it was about time I took a slow food holiday. I was pleased to find a Slow Food Cooking School,  “Rainforest Bounty”,  in North Queensland, fifteen minutes outside of Malanda. I did not know this when I visited Malanda last October. Then there is another possibility at the Slow Food Cooking School between Tuscany and Umbria, Italy. Where should I go? So many decisions to make! We have other holiday plans however a slow food holiday is something I need to keep alive in my thinking. I have mentioned previously that tomatoes are a big part of our…

  • Life Day By Day,  Uncategorized

    Chicken Palace

    The chicken palace is still being prepared for the princesses. Yesterday it was very exciting as the chicken and water feeders arrived! These were not any ordinary feeders but the ones from “Dine-a-Chook” so my princesses can dine in style. This is called ‘fine dining’ in chook world, no vermin (uninvited guests) can get into the feed, neither can the elements e.g. rain destroy the food. So life is looking great for the princesses. The princesses will be able to drink water on demand (a little like have a wine cask in the fridge) and very little dust and dirt will get into the water. Therefore they can enjoy every…

  • My Garden,  Uncategorized

    Unforgotten Tear

    My son Matthew is very talented. Here is a sandstone sculpture of his. The work was to be something completely different however in forming the piece with a chisel, the sandstone split destroying his initial inspiration. The photo shows the reworked piece and it was aptly titled “Unforgotten Tear”. As I reflected on the sculpture (which has pride of place in our garden) I was reminded of the importance of “learning from the past as we walk into the future”. This is what Matt did that day he learnt something, he left the past inspiration behind and created an entirely new one. It is a little like our lives. How…