Friday, July 31, 2009

Not quite a Parisian rooftop

Nature is indomitable - any place, any time.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I've fallen in love with Miss Kitty

Friends are kindly pandering to my latest obsession and I've been given a HUGE number of little Miss Kittys. Did you see the Japanese tattoo last night on The Chaser's War on Everything? It was Miss Kitty!

The other day while ransacking the local op shop I came across three champagne coupes - so tiny they fit Miss Kitty. Unfortunately I dropped one on the way home (forgot to take a carry bag and had all sorts of other goodies to get home as well). Any way - these survived. The fruit is yuzu - a Japanese citrus. Recipes and uses have to be discovered before they shrivel up and die.

Have searched for yuzu plants to buy (in Australia) and haven't had much luck - although a link through a forum provided info about a grower in Murwillumbah.

Look what I've just discovered at kyotofoodie.com!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Gleaning and beauty

Agnes Varda, director of The Gleaners, has made a new film: The Beaches of Agnes - a look over 80 years of life and 54 years of filmmaking. In today's paper she's quoted quoting pianist Arthur Rubinstein, who wrote that one should "love life for better or worse, without conditions".

These images go a long way to helping one love life!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Overheard today

At the St Kilda Farmers' Market - young boy: "quail eggs - I love quail eggs. $2.50 - but I've only got $2."

One of life's little mysteries.