Yesterday I visited the Barbican's exhibition of Dorothea Lange's photographs. A powerful and impressive collection of 300 images depicting America through the times of the Great Depression and its devastating impact on its migrants searching a better life in California. There is also a collection of images from the evacuation of Japanese- Americans during Pearl Harbour. Although the images show a part of American history, nevertheless it made me think a lot of a certain similarity with current si...
Having flown from Sydney to from Brisbane followed by a two hour car journey to Noosa late in the day it was dark to see the location surroundings. Early on Sunday morning at 6 am, I tipped out of the house to enjoy a little 'me time' and explore the area. After a 10 minute walk looking for the beach I stumbled a crowd of about 20 people on a bit of greenery on top of a hill facing the Ocean. Some where standing, others sitting on the grass, on their bike or leaning to their parked car having a take away coffee.
I was curious of what might be happening in the sea that I was unaware of as there were only a couple of surfers in sight and not much more going on ..so I asked a lovely old lady that was sitting on the bicycle with her coffee and she said..oh nothing is happ...
There is something you might not know about me- my dream "when I grow up " was to be an Olympic Swimmer ! Apart from sitting in front of a Black and White tv box watching Jaques Costeau documentaries for hours I also used to watch Olympic swimming races non stop on end wishing I was there myself. My family used to say I was like a little fish or mermaid as I was always in the swimming pool on our weekend house outside Barcelona and one of my favourite films is the Big Bleu where I fell in love with the gorgeous French actor Jean Marc Barr ! So as you can see there is a pattern here....
I love this recipe and I usually make it on a Sunday for the week ahead. I then use a variety of ingredients to top it up such as raspberry compete, coconut yogurt, honey, blue berries...fresh slices of apple or banana, whatever I have in the kitchen really.
2 tbsp vegetable oil
125ml maple syrup
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
300g rolled oats
50g sunflower seed
4 tbsp sesame seeds
50g pumpkin seeds
100g flaked almond
100g dried berries (find them in the baking aisle)
50g coconut flakes or desiccated coconut
PREP: 10 MINS COOK: 25 MINS MAKES 15 SERVINGS
Heat oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2.
1. Mix the oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla in a large bowl. Tip in all the remainin...
A couple of months ago I visited Kenya for the first time. Not knowing what to expect prior to my visit to Marathe Slums to document a project by Tushinde I came back totally inspired by the wonderful people I met and shall never forget. Yunita shown in these images is a widow and has also lost her daughter recently leaving her to raise her granddaughter. This is her shop where she makes and sells clothes in Marathe Slum ( 1.5 million live there). We had a lovely afternoon with lots of laugher even if we didn't understand each other as Yunita only speaks in Swahili. Having had my own life tragedies and worries meeting Yunita inspired me to be a stronger person than I am as I left her shop totally in awe of her, pitty she will never know or have any idea!
A couple of days ago I went to pick apples from a couple of local trees that tare left in a field on their own. Whilst chatting to a lovely older lady as she was collecting some for her horses, I somehow got a little bit carried away as she also got enthusiastic helping me also! So Apple galettes beaconed when friends popped round. - For those that live near me and you know where those trees are, I recommend these little gems as they are delicious and tons need picking! Have a lovely Autumnal weekend everybody xox...
If you happen to be strolling in Barcelona and fancy a coffee away from the hustle and bustle from in an independent cafeteria I recommend you pop in to Maria's unique Primavera Cafe.
A perfect place to tuck in a cozy corner to have breakfast with a a friend, book or laptop to catch up with work whilst fine tunes are playing in the background. Cafe Primavera is also renowned for its evening cocktails especially Gin & Tonics with delicious tapas to accompany it.
Cozy atmosphere, warm hostess and staff who will make you feel very welcome.
On the menu: Wraps Bagels, Salads, Coffees, a variety of Teas, Muffins, Cookies,..and much more...