Thursday, May 26, 2011



I found my inspiration to cook dinner for my family tonight within the pages of this fabulous new vegetarian cookbook, Veg In. Written by Melbourne dynamo Flip Shelton it is filled with exactly as the sub-title promises 'simple vegetarian dishes from around the world.' I describe Flip as a dynamo because she has a wonderful vibrant energy (proof that eating well and keeping fit is good for you!) and manages to fit a lot into her day. To name a few of the things Flip is a writer, broadcaster, presenter, muesli maker, mum to Harvery and wife to Joffa. The beauty of Veg In is its simplicity. Even if your cupboard and fridge are pretty low on ingredients (as mine are this afternoon) there will be a recipe in there to create easily. For us tonight it is lemony zucchini fritters. I like the book's compact size and clear, easy to follow layout. I'm all for the concept behind the book too, showing people it really is easy to whip up a meal at home instead of regularly resorting to take-away. So, do your wallet and waistline a favour, and our planet too and Veg In! (An added bonus for the planet is reduced packaging in the form of take away containers and plastic bags being used).  For more about Flip click here 

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Potent and beautiful I am, my papery outer skin holding eight months or more of my making, nurtured by the Earth herself. The pharmaceutical factory upon the hill laying out its line of synthetic bulbs trying to imitate the natural wonders from this beautiful Earth. l am only one of many forget me not I'm at your feet and between your fingertips............Garlic.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Welcome to word for word. I am excited to have space to write about all things close to my heart - being a mum, being a writer, cooking, organic food, health and well-being, love, friendship, the beach and more! Today is a start. As the rain falls hard on our tin roof and the winter chill bites, the autumn leaves in this picture I took at a friend's house seem a little dated now. I like the simplicity of the leaves and feather hanging by cotton threads from the stick, a beautiful nature project by my friend and her four year old son while his little sister took a nap. A rare quiet time together.
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