The Gift of Giving

Kiva means "unity" in Swahili

Kiva means “unity” in Swahili

Australians are some of the wealthiest people on the planet and for me that translates to a need to share my good fortune with others who don’t have the same advantages and opportunities. A few years ago I discovered Kiva on-line. Continue reading

Chocolate Is Good For You!

The myth that chocolate makes you fat and gives you spots still persists but the latest research from Scientific America tells us that dark chocolate with 70% or more cocoa content is good for us – with the proviso that it is “portion controlled”.

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Rhubarb and other Stuff

Tassie RhubarbWe inherited a veggie patch and a lot of weeds when we moved into our rented home near Hobart. A few straggly tomato plants remain, a tentative strand of what looks like raspberry vine, a healthy and multiplying patch of silver beet and a generous clump of rhubarb – a stalwart favourite in the urban gardens of my English childhood.

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