Permaculture . . . the not so good oil

“We are not good at recognizing distant threats even if their probability is 100%. Society ignoring [peak oil] is like the people of Pompeii ignoring the rumblings below Vesuvius.” ~James R. Schlesinger Following on from last week’s “if permaculture is the answer climate change is the question” … Part 2 of my research project for … More Permaculture . . . the not so good oil

In My Kitchen: up close and personal

​With the festive season approaching and in view of our imminent shift to Taylors Arm I’m attending early to Christmas gift strategies and shopping. Resigning myself to the inevitability of on-demand occasion-dictated gift exchange but hopped off the consumer-retailer spending hamster wheel, once again I’m favouring gifts of products we’ve enjoyed this year, purchased locally … More In My Kitchen: up close and personal

home turf

Back on home turf after my sister’s wedding life goes on. Vivid Sydney lights up the CBD. Someone paints decorates the railway overpass walls opposite our apartment with painted watermelon slices but within 48 hours someone else cleans it off. Someone goes to the touble of tagging their turf, the wall of the building across the road… … More home turf

in good company

Earlier this week I attended an inspiring forum addressed by Natalie Isaacs, CEO/Founder of 1 Million Women “a community of women determined to act on climate change”. The forum touted as being about climate change pleasantly surprised me by conveying ideas on the same page as I am about sustainability. Natalie communicated a worthy message about collective power “As women … More in good company

She’ll be apples, mate – Right?

As is my habit during the course of a Saturday morning I did our weekly food shop at the local Eveleigh Farmers’ Market. When I returned home I made a cup of tea, and settled in with the lunch I bought: gluten-free mushroom, kale and leek tart made from, the friendly stall-holder informed me, market ingredients. At the computer I arbitrarily clicked … More She’ll be apples, mate – Right?

at sixes and sevens in the eleventh

It’s that time of the year. Not quite Christmas. Not quite holidays. Not quite summer. Life at Chez EllaDee & the G.O. and Sydney’s November weather have been dancing to the same discordant tune, akin to the noise of my recorder playing in second class at school. Weather-wise it’s been four seasons-plus in one day. Plus being torrential rain, fierce winds, hail … More at sixes and sevens in the eleventh