Archive | Food for the body

One of the regular, rotating topics, ‘Food for the body’ posts are about food, nutrition, health eating, seasonal eating and seasonal shopping

Even the smallest harvest is cause for wonder

While people in the north prepare their soil and lick their lips in anticipation of the tomatoes, peaches and other summer delights on the horizon, we in the south are getting ready by planting sturdy, cold weather crops to comfort us in the short dark days and long nights of winter. A few weeks ago […]

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April – May Letting Go Challenge

My first challenge in my Year of Letting Go is complete. I’ve learnt some things about making myself more efficient and reclaiming time in my work and personal days. But that was Feb-March, and it’s now about to be April and it’s time to pick my new letting go challenge. This exercise in letting go […]

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Milestone update: letting go

I’m well and truly done with letting go. Of superfluous email newsletters that is.   I achieved my goal of reducing unwanted email newsletters and other regular inbox downers by half in both my personal and work life. It’s made my daily life easier and it sparked a new approach to signing up for new […]

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What are you doing to make things better?

Better than what you may ask. Better than they are right now. Better than you are right now. We can all get better. We do it naturally sometimes consciously. We do it automatically with the things that reward us in some way. It’s the ‘in some way’ that gets us. Because even the things we […]

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Maintaining the mellow

I took a three week break from work recently. I could do that because I live in the Lucky Country (Australia) and we have sensible and humane holiday (vacation) leave provisions. So I could afford to take three weeks and do nothing. I really didn’t ‘do nothing’ (more about what I did do, later in […]

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Tea, glorious tea

It’s hot, Hot, HOT here in Melbourne today and I’m hydrating myself with one of my current favourite ice teas made with Twinings Lemon and Ginger herbal infusion. I highly recommend herbal infusions instead of black tea for newcomers to iced tea. Especially for those who drink their hot tea with milk. Never, ever drink […]

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The appeal of the apple, Eve was on to something

Healthy (or healthier) eating has been a focus for me for the past two years. Why is not really relevant, let’s just say it was time. And because it was time, it felt right and wasn’t that hard to do. The benefits were obvious, I felt better. I lost weight. I didn’t feel bad when […]

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Food for the journey

So day three of my holiday and I’m sticking to my agenda. It’s only a four point agenda, but I’m okay with that. I mentioned already that this holiday is about refreshing, myself and my life. And so it seemed that refreshment in all its meanings would be a good year long theme for this […]

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No cost way to fight hunger

There’s an interesting conversation going on at Good, about Fighting the Food Waste in Your Own Fridge I find it fascinating and inspiring because it’s something that almost anyone can do. And you can recycle your savings by donating the amount you save to a local food bank or your favourite hunger fighting charity. Here […]

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Satisfaction guaranteed, one pot at a time

I was reading Courtney Leeds’ article about gardening and schools on Good this morning. I know most Victorian schools have a little patch of green for kids to learn a bit about where food comes from and to get their hands dirty growing something they can eat. From one window at work I can see […]

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