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Category Archive for 'Lessons in food and drink'

Last week, I attended Guy Mirabella’s cooking class at The Essential Ingredient. I trawled through the long list of classes for weeks before deciding this was the one for me. The main factor that won me over was that the class was ‘meat-free’, which meant I could eat everything. It also promised to be ‘garden-driven’. […]

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  A few weeks ago, my chiropractor did this crazy test on me called a bioimpedance analysis. Apparently, I need to eat more protein and put on two kilograms of muscle. Otherwise, I’m fine. It got me thinking about healthy eating on a quasi-vegetarian diet. Frankly, I sometimes think that we should focus on healthy […]

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I mentioned in an earlier post that I was given an ‘Introductory Wine Course’ at the Prince Wine Store for my birthday. This was, indeed, a very exciting gift. I have spent the past three Tuesday nights learning about wine – something which, although I drink a lot of, I know incredibly little about. The […]

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One day at Sunnybrae

I had a magnificent Great Aunt, named Ruthie, who lived at Lorne on Victoria’s southwest coast. Her house was an imposing white weatherboard, hidden behind a dense hedge, across the road from the beach. In her sun room she had scripted over a doorway, “Non fatuum huc persecutus ignem”: It is not by some idle […]

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