Great barrier grief. The abyss of grief is a chasm so vast that no compass can navigate its exodus. Time is suspended, daily tasks rendered impossible. It is the only state where time and date are so irrelevant that the segmentation of society’s structure is blindingly apparent. As if in apology, time slowly returns and allegedly can heal all wounds. Coping with grief is a kaleidoscope of knots and kindling scars. The multifaceted void knows no remedy but rest. Distraction is futile, … [Read more...] about How to cope with grief
People always ask me can you eat beet leaves? Happily, yes! This recipe is inspired by one of Nigella’s from her important book How to Eat. I have reworked it a little, but you can use parsley instead of sprouts if you like. Here's a simple recipe about how to cook with beet leaves. I’ve been celebrating beets for years, especially the stems and leaves, which make a very restorative Beet Top Tea - a proven hangover tonic! How to cook with beet leaves 1 bunch beetroot with stems and leaves … [Read more...] about How to cook with beet leaves
This article was first published in the Byron Bay Echo, November 2008 ©2012SamanthaGowing The natural procession of organic foods swelling our national shelves has given rise to a new breed of health-hungry consumers. Gone are the peace-loving hippy associations once hyper linked with healthy food. This neutralised carbon copy offsets the once guilt-racked minds of inner urban supermarket mums as they wade through a sea of processed, nutrient enriched consumables with magical … [Read more...] about Are Organics the New Prada?
“Teahouses are as important to the Sichuanese as pubs are to the British” Jung Chang, “Wild Swans” Chinese legend has it that tea originated in the Sichuan Province as early as prehistoric times. It is believed that the fifth reincarnation of Buddha, Ta Mo had been meditating for years on when he eventually fell asleep. Upon wakening, he was so angry that he had failed his meditative duty that he sliced off his eyelids. The prosperous Sichuan soil embraced the heavenly donation by taking … [Read more...] about A Leaf of Relief
Indigenous to the South East of Asia, this warm climate fruit is most famous for keeping the British Navy alive on their voyages to the tropics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The rich vitamin C content of limes provided essential nutrients to ward off the deficiency disease, Scurvy. Thus the sailors were nicknamed “Limeys”. Limes were brought to the Western World with Arabian traders and in 1493, Christopher Columbus transported them to the Americas on his second … [Read more...] about A Time for Lime