Posted at 9:42 am
You may (or may not have, and that’s fine too) noticed that I have not been active around these parts for over a year. University and life in general has taken over so that sadly blogging has not been feasible. I’ll be WWOOFING and in general exploring the wonderful world of small holder food production and preparation in Europe until the end of June. Thus the inactivity here will continue for the foreseeable future!
On my return to Australia I’ll be finding my feet post-university: hopefully combining a degree in Anthropology and Sociology with this insatiable passion for food sustainability. So continue to enjoy the recipes and laugh, as I do, at some of the shoddy photos (going back to that old adage of don’t judge a book, or in this case recipe, by its cover). But do keep in mind that the posts over the last three years no longer necessarily exactly reflect my thoughts regarding food waste, consumption, preparation and so on.
I hope to return to blogging sometime in the near future, with a new, improved format and a matured perspective, but for the meantime it is exactly that – sometime in the future! Until then, cheerio.
Posted at 1:37 pm
Sorry peeps. No recipe today. I’ve just spent the last hour or two bashing my head repeatedly over my desk trying to pen a new ‘about page’. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration, but it was pretty darn difficult all the same. Would you believe me if I said it was an awful lot easier to write about food than yourself? One can’t help but feel supremely egotistical when writing/talking about oneself. Have you said too much? Or conversely, have you left out the facts that actually matter? It’s a process filled with doubt. Characterised by backspacing. Re-typing. Backspacing again. Continue reading
Posted at 6:32 pm
Why is it that birthdays are always the event that causes one to stop and take stock of life? To put one in a contemplative mood, a reflective headspace. Today I reached the big two-oh mark. Two decades. If that’s not damn scary then I don’t know what is. Maybe you don’t freak out on birthdays. You simply acknowledge them and go on your merry way. Some people, however, aren’t quite so calm and collected – you’re looking at the girl who had a breakdown the day she turned sixteen after listening to Taylor Swift’s ‘Fifteen’ and realising she would never be fifteen again. Gosh, that’s not one, but two confessions I’d like to retract…birthdays also tend to prompt some people (I wonder who that could be?) to become brutally honest. But before such musings spill out in what is likely to be a serious case of word vomit, we need to acknowledge something important. That cannot be ignored. What’s that? Birthday’s need cake. And if not cake, then cupcakes. You see, it aint a birthday if there’s not some sort of sweet indulgence to be had. Unless you’re one of those people – choosing savoury over sweet? Humph. Continue reading
Posted at 8:55 pm
Yes, yes I’m a hypocrite. I went back on my word of three weeks ago. The Wednesday waste post was m.i.a this week. Sometimes life – and in this instance, moving cross country continent – gets in the way. This time last week I was happily cruising along. Supremely confident that I’d be able to breeze through the following seven days, gathering the last few bits and bobs together in preparation for jetting off to the University of Melbourne. Hah. Despite numerous lists, a weekly calendar and other such organisational tools this week has been anything but that. Working out the cheapest way to transport belongings (in a country the size of Australia, postage becomes expensive very quickly), changing addresses, fighting with stupid bureaucratic government websites (thank you for ‘losing’ my account, I really appreciate it), and other such matters whilst trying to cram in as much cooking as possible before I leave has resulted in one very brain dead person. A walking zombie. Needless to say any inch of inspiration for yesterday’s waste post was long gone. Continue reading
Posted at 7:59 pm
Having reached the 100th post ‘landmark’ on Monday, I’ve been spurred on to contemplate the food blogging phenomenon. Reassessing why I’m running this Taste Without Waste fandango. Revisiting what motivated me to take it up in the first place. Coincidentally I came across a post over at The Curvy Carrot the other day, running along a very similar line of thought. Shannon’s blog actually played a significant role in nudging me on to actually start seriously considering creating my own food blog. I respect her outlook on life and agree with many of her food philosophies. I was thus inspired to motivate/impassion others in a similar manner. It was almost too fitting to come across this post at a time where I too am taking a moment to ponder the whats and whys of running a food blog. Continue reading