“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and
pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it
well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and
life will become a beautiful success.” – Louisa May Alcott
“He who is regulated in his habits of eating, sleeping, recreation and work can mitigate all material pains by practicing the yoga system.”
– A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, from Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Chapter Six, ‘Dhyana-Yoga’, verse 17.
I have postponed my interstate travel plans due to circumstances beyond my control. To all my readers out there – thanks for staying tuned.
You can sip this tea for the taste, but it is also wonderfully
healing for sore throats, upper respiratory troubles, and tummy bugs.
1 cup boiling water
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (1 teaspoon fresh)
Place thyme in cup and cover with boiling water. Cover and allow to steep
for 10 minutes.
Strain and serve, with honey and/or lemon, if you like.
Makes one serving.
I head to Mandurah (a satellite city near Perth) tomorrow for an evening cookery class. Thursday I pack my bags for a one-month cookery teaching tour around Australia. First stop: Melbourne, Friday.
If you would like to know my teaching schedule interstate, click here.
Otherwise I’ll keep you posted as I wend my way across this big brown land.
An Irishman, Englishman, and Scotsman were sitting in a bar in Sydney.
The view was fantastic, the beer excellent, and the food exceptional.
“But” said the Scotsman, “I still prefer the pubs back home. Why in
Glasgow there’s a little bar called McTavish’s. Now the landlord there
goes out of his way for the locals so much that when you buy four drinks,
he’ll buy the fifth for you.”
“Well”, said the Englishman, “At my local, The Red Lion, the barman
there will buy you your third drink after you buy the first two.
“Ahhh, that’s nothing”, said the Irishman. “Back home in Dublin, there’s Ryan’s Bar. Now the moment you set foot in the place they’ll buy you
a drink, then another … all the drinks you like. Then when you’ve had enough
drinks they’ll take you upstairs and see that you get laid. All this on
The Englishman and Scotsman immediately pour scorn on the Irishman’s
claims. He swears every word is true.
“Well”, said the Englishman, “Did this actually happen to you?”
“Not meself, personally, no,” said the Irishman, “But it did happen to me
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht
oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the
frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but
the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
The last class of my teaching semester here in Perth went off with a bang! Here’s what we cooked:
I just returned from Mauritius. I tasted some fabulous dal patties there. Do you know what they are called, and do you have the recipe?
Sally, Tamarama, NSW Australia
I think you are referring to Gateaux-Piments. Here is the recipe…
“Take heed not to trust yourself to the current of a river, to the claws or the horns of an animal, or to the promises of politicians”.
– Niti Sastras (Moral Stanzas)
Two male flies are buzzing around, cruising for good-looking
One spots a real cutie sitting on a pile of horse manure and
dives down toward her. “Pardon me” he asks, turning on his
best charm, “but is this stool taken?”