Category: food

Week 1/2024 (part 1): All of the ham

Week of 1 January 2024 Cooking with ham Because I was unwell (and still am), Saturday was my first cooking day since Christmas day. I decided to cook a dish using ham. Why? Well, Kramstable had brought home a gigantic ham this week from work. It was bigger than...

Week 28/2023: Backs and shoulders, arms and eyes (part 2)

Week of 10 July 2023 Backs and shoulders. Well, really, just backs. This is where I write an update about how great I’m doing with my shoulder exercises and how much better my back is feeling right? Well, actually no. Nothing has got better and, if anything, it’s got...

Week 24/2023: Modern times and creole food

Week of 12 June 2023 (part 1) A busy week(end) This was such a busy weekend I’m splitting it over two posts. Modern times A friend told me about an exhibition at the Handmark Gallery they thought I’d be interested in, so I took some time on Friday to...

Week 18/2023: Walnuts!

Week of 1 May 2023 Coaldale walnuts open day This week, our friend Lizzie invited me and Lil Sis to the open day at Coaldale Walnuts at Richmond. I’d vaguely heard of Coaldale but I didn’t know anything about it, or even where it was, until Sunday. I definitely...

Week 16/2023: The central cookery book

Week of 17 April 2023 The Central Cookery Book I recently discovered an Instagram account called @vintagestasrecipes, which posts photos of old cookbooks and related ephemera. It made me think of Tasmania’s best-known old cookbook, The Central Cookery Book, which was probably found in the homes of most Tasmanians,...

Week 12/2023: A quick update

Week of 20 March 2023 Three times a week is a habit update My main focus for week 12 was the Sustainable Living Weekend. Apart from that, my main goal for this week (week 12) was to fit my new writing habit three times during the week. The times...

Week 11/2023: Three times a week is a habit part 3

Week of 13 March 2023 Three times a week is a habit part 3 I wrote about Laura Vanderkam’s idea that “three times a week is a habit” earlier in the week. This approach is based on her view that people often don’t do “daily habits” seven days a...

Week 41/2022: Doing the morning ritual

Week of 10 October 2022 Doing the morning ritual Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been reading Laura Vanderkam’s book Tranquility by Tuesday.  This week I started thinking about rebuilding my morning ritual as Laura suggests in the first chapter. It’s the logical extension of going to bed...

Week 24/2022: Thank you for the public holiday, The Queen

Week of 13 June 2022 Thank you for the public holiday, The Queen It’s Friday and I’m behind on my posts. I’ve been ordered to rest, so I’m posting as much as I’ve already written for this week and leaving it at that. I had some thoughts on my...