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A Sauce For Thought

  • Posted on December 16, 2017 at 9:22 am
Biscuit cutters

Snowflake cutters ready to go – picture of finished product to follow!

The mind of a retailer must be a very strange thing indeed, judging by the quirky reasons they give for us buying their products. Yet we are constantly bombarded by their skewed view of the world and, because it is so widespread, it becomes our accepted norm. Our cultural ideas and acceptance of our world is designed and delivered by cleverly trained people who only wish to manipulate and control us. Remember that. Continue reading A Sauce For Thought…

Food for Body and Soul

  • Posted on December 4, 2017 at 8:26 pm

Well! That’s the Christmas grocery shopping done! On the way home the car was piled high with bags and boxes containing all manner of treats. I have to add that a great deal of it was contents for me to bake or cook into other dishes: nuts; desiccated, flaked, ground and whole; fruits dried or crystalized; dark cooking chocolate, cocoa powder, little bottles of essences and colourings… you get the idea! Yes, I deplore the consumer excesses of our western winter holiday but I also love the chance to stock up on small delicious extravagancies which often last me the rest of the year and sometimes beyond.

As we drove towards home it was still only late afternoon but already it was fully dark, a near-full moon was gliding in the clear navy blue sky above the snow-capped mountains. Once home there was then the mammoth task of transferring  everything from vehicle to house… Continue reading Food for Body and Soul…