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  • A Different String
    on Feb 14, 2011 in the daily rag
    It's Valentine's Day today, there are one hundred and sixty-eight hours to the week, twenty-eight days of February in 2011 and only nine shifts before I leave the job I love. It's about time I left. Life wasn't meant to be static. I'm trading in...
  • Giant Snow Pea Giveaway!
    on Jan 22, 2011 in Suburban Gardener
     beans in my backyard!Over the last few months I've been quietly encouraging my friends and colleagues to become actively involved in the process of growing their own food. I think everyone has an appreciation for good food, but developing...
  • Active Ingredient in Roundup Weedkiller Causes Cancer
    on Jan 22, 2011 in Suburban Gardener the daily rag
    Revealed: the glysophate research the GM soy lobby doesn't want you to readChanges need to be made. Chemical applications containing glysophate (the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller) should be banned, period. Tell all of your friends to stop u...
  • A Fighting Chance..
    on Jan 15, 2011 in the daily rag
    Food´╗┐ security is critical for the survival of mankind, yet we've all but acknowledged its immeasurable importance until now. Ask anyone on the street if they know what it means and they probably won't have a clue what you're banging on about.
  • Resolute Thoughts In Motion
    on Jan 9, 2011 in the daily rag
    With Russia up in flames, and Pakistan and our very own Queensland under water; extensive losses of crops and livestock have propelled world food prices to a new high to a level not seen since the United Nations began co...
  • Pulled Pork Pie
    on Dec 27, 2010 in savoury saucy alcoholic spice baking
    It's nights like these that I dread the most - when closely knit families gather together under one big roof to celebrate life, and friends toast one another around a tree with clinking glasses and warmed bellies. I feel lost. I feel empty.
  • Goodbye Eveleigh!
    on Dec 16, 2010 in the daily rag
    Hello World. It's been a busy month on the home front with scorching sun, sporadic hail and ravenous caterpillars. Changes are expected up ahead with cloudy weather clearing (hopefully) to beautiful blue skies. This Saturday will be th...
  • Wild Weeds & Waste
    on Dec 3, 2010 in the daily rag
    A fly lands on the face of the artist behind Casula's Weedy Connection Tour but he is unperturbed as he ploughs through a list of dangers to native Australian wildlife caused by the application of Roundup. I try not...
  • Corn Bread, Avocado, Summer Salad
    on Nov 16, 2010 in savoury baking bread flowers
    Rolling up the driveway and peering at my garden through the car window after four weeks of absence filled me with apprehension. The black radishes I'd planted just before my departure had sky-rocketed and become a huge, impe...
  • A Taste of Hangzhou
    on Nov 8, 2010 in steam savoury meat
    The flowers of the field have dabbled their powdered cheeks;The mountain grasses are bent level at the waist.By the bamboo stream the last fragment of cloudBlown by the wind slowly scatters away.         &...
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