It was 1979, Birmingham, UK. A young band called Madness, on their first tour – the One Step Beyond tour. My first ever gig. Exhilaration, raw energy, a night I’ll always remember. Fast forward 38 years. 2017, Melbourne, Australia. A band of a certain age, still going strong. Madness on their latest Can’t Touch us Now tour. Exhilaration, raw … Continue reading Roast Veggie Lasagne: Could this be the Secret to Eternal Life?
Australia is in the middle of an egg shortage, especially free-range eggs, with Melbourne and Sydney worst hit. It’s a major news story at the moment. This is worth a listen to hear different points of view http://ab.co/1Pi6stz. As I understand it, there are three reasons for the shortage: Increase in egg consumption is up by … Continue reading Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?
I often come across blog or magazine articles about how this family or that celebrity grows all their own food in a small back yard or inner-city balcony, and often find myself dreaming of doing the same. I might aspire to this idea of self sufficiency, but I honestly, who am I kidding? It would be a colossal amount of … Continue reading Salad Days – 10 types of lettuce I’m planting now.