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Tuesday, 18 September

23:56

Permaculture Design for Happy Chickens Our Permaculture Life

Join me on Monday Sept 24th for my next free online monthly masterclass. The topic will be Permaculture Design for Happy Chickens and Eggs. I hope you can make it.

During the masterclass I will share:

  • what chickens need to be happy and healthy.
  • how chickens can be great helpers for you in your permaculture garden.
  • how to design a great habitat for healthy happy chickens in your permaculture garden .

I will go step-by-step through the key things you need to know to be a great chicken carer, and make it easy for yourself too.

REGISTER NOW  to join the live class and discussion on September 24, 8-9pm Brisbane time. When you register (its free) & you will be sent a direct link to the session.

How to get the replay

Even if you arent able to make it on Monday 24 September, make sure to still register because then I can email you the replay.

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Would like some notes?

After the masterclass on Monday night, I will be publishing a post about these 5 ways to compost in-situ on my blog so your notes will already be written for you, Our Permaculture Life.

The last masterclass was watched by over 6000 people. I hope you can make it to this one.

Please feel free to share the registration link (https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238469461/d37c6628d0). Its all free.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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09:00

VeganMoFo 2018 #18: Menu: Quick & Easy Menu from The Vegan Lunch Box Kittens Gone Lentil

I've had Vegan Lunch Box languishing on my shelf for a while. Written by someone who wanted to pack interesting vegan lunches for her school-age child, there are a lot of fun little combinations in here. Though they are designed for little people on a school day, so feeding this big person on a long work day often means I need to add or adjust things! The menus themselves aren't individually named, but are split up into several chapters. This menu comes from the Quick and Easy section of the book.

Components of this menu include

  • Vegan Deli Slice Roll-Ups
  • Corn Tires
  • Melon Balls
  • Pumpkin Carob Muffins


The corn tires and melon balls don't have recipes. Just slice up a cooked corn cob into little wheels, and ball up some melon. I didn't fuss with balling the melon, I just chopped it, and also added some blueberries.

Vegan Deli Slice Roll-Ups: Is this really a recipe? It is cute though. Blot off some vegan deli slices (I used Tofurky ham slices), spread with vegan cream cheese (I used Tofutti), and roll up. It is pretty fun. Just make sure to blot the slices off well, otherwise the cream cheese will slide right off.
Rating: :)

Vegan Deli Slice Roll-Ups


Pumpkin Carob Chip Muffins: Normally I am not a carob fan, but I had some random carob chips to use up so why not. I have made this recipe with both carob and chocolate chips, and I prefer the chocolate. I had some leftover tinned pumpkin, which is why I made them. I made a half recipe for six muffins. They are topped with some Perfect Cinnamon Sugar, which is the author's ideal cinnamon sugar ratio... I prefer mine with more cinnamon! They have a great flavour when baked, but I think tasted even better the next day! The cinnamon sugar gave a nice crunch on top as well.
Rating: :)

Pumpkin Caron Chip Muffins


Here is the completed lunch box! As you can see, I added some things. I always like to take a little box of cucumber and grape tomatoes for a vegetable snack and work every day, and I also added some prunes.

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Monday, 17 September

16:53

Australian Magpie "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Magpies are not uncommon in Aussies backyards but I have not had any in my yard since I moved up here nearly 15 years ago. However, not everyone likes these birds in their yard. They often become very aggressive during the breeding season and they are big birds with big strong beaks. This is the bird that has recently been visiting my yard - I think it is a male.

 More often it sees me coming with the camera and  takes off. I am hoping that it will get more used to me as time goes on.
 In my opinion these are some of the smartest birds around! I came to this opinion some years ago when living in New South Wales. My house was next door to my parent's house but about 300 meters down the hill. There were magpies nesting in a big tree behind their house. We found out later that some teens who lived close by had made a habit of throwing stones at the birds and their nest. I think this was what had initially made these birds so very aggressive. But not to Mum! She gardened close under their nest and when she saw the birds she talked softly to them.  They used to come to her back door and 'warble' to her until she came out with some crumbs. But not me!! I had only to open my door to walk up to her house and they would aggressively swoop down and threaten to  attack me. My solution was to borrow Mums floppy blue hat that she always wore out in the yard. It worked As long as I had her blue hat on my head those birds ignored me. Smart birds!!   Hopefully the one now visiting my yard will get as friendly as Mum's birds became.                             

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09:00

VeganMoFo 2018 #17: Menu: From The Voluptuous Vegan Kittens Gone Lentil

I've been pulling out a lot of my older, under used cookbooks this year to start working my way through. One of them was The Voluptuous Vegan by Myra Kornfeld. This book has three parts - soups and stews, a chapter of menus, and then desserts. I have only made a couple of things from it before. The menus themselves don't have names, this is the menu that is found on page 171.

Orange-Ginger Tofu Triangles: I pressed my tofu and marinated it for 24 hours to get the maximum flavour! I found the marinade itself quite oily, it has a quarter cup of canola oil in it, which I think was too much? Once marinated, the recipe says to tip off some of the marinade to leave the tofu half covered, as it is meant to absorb what remains. But even after 50 minutes at 200 degrees C (instead of 180), only a little bit had been absorbed. Still, it had a nice orange flavour that I enjoyed.
Rating: :)

Orange-Ginger Tofu Triangles


Arame Salsa: I made just 1/4 of the original recipe, which made enough to serve with the rest of the menu. Arame is soated in water, then simmered with apple juice. Cucumber, coriander, garlic (I used powder), and scallions rounded it out (I left out the jalapeno), a nice fresh accompaniment.
Rating: :)

Arame Salsa


Citrus-Scented Basmati Rice with Cinnamon and Cumin: Those of you who know me won't be surprised to learn that I totally made this in the rice cooker. I love my rice cooker! It makes things so much easier, and frees up a burner on the stove. I cut the recipe way down... 2 cups of dry brown rice cooked to serve 4 people... that is so much rice! I used 3/4 cup of rice, with 1 cinnamon stick and a little less than a teaspoon of cumin seeds. It did not have a strong flavour, but had a lovely scent.
Rating: :)

Citrus-Scented Basmati Rice with Cinnamon and Cumin


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