Are You Putting On A Mask? 

Pride sadly is something that has invaded many of our lives. I’ve never been one who projects myself as everything is ok when it’s not ok. What’s the point of doing that then to feel miserable? Right! What’s the point of putting on a mask that everything is A-ok when it’s not. Is it to…

Raising Up Children

Raising up children is never easy. On many occasions one can feel like we are always on a roller coaster ride. With unending rides which makes us feel somewhat restless & exhausted. We’ve got to remind ourselves that we were once that little. And I bet we were all also a handful! I would like…

Winter Solstice

Well today the 21st June is the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. As well as being a full moon it is also the shortest day of the year. Being the shortest day it didn’t fail to disappoint us weather wise. Apart from early rains it was a mostly sunny day topped of with the…

Chicken & Bittergourd in Spicy Black Bean Sauce

INGREDIENTS 3-4 Chicken Drumsticks  1 Bittergourd  1 Big Onion 1tbsp Spicy Black Bean Sauce  1tbsp Oyster Sauce  1/2tsp Chicken Seasoning Powder Salt & Pepper to taste  2-3tbsp Cooking Oil  1 cup Water  METHOD    1. Heat wok/pan with Cooking Oil 2. Add on Big Onions 3. Add Chicken Drumsticks & Bittergourd 4. Add Water &…

Cheap Local Vegetables

Looking for good cheap local produce in Melbourne? There are plenty of great orchards and farmers markets around. Well today we found a really good one in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. Interested? Have we got your attention? Well this vegetable farm is situated on High Street Road just to the East of Dandenong Creek…

Mince Meat Dumplings

INGREDIENTS 500g Mince Meat (Pork/Chicken/Beef)  2 Eggs  Minced Shiitake Mushrooms (Optional)  Handful of Spring Onions 2tbsp Soy Sauce  Dash of White Pepper  Dumpling Skins  3-4tbsp Cooking Oil 3-4tbsp Water  METHOD 1. Mix all the ingredients together  2. Scoop 1tbsp of Mince Meat Paste onto the dumpling skin 3. Fold it up in any shape that…

Cheesy Gnocchi 

INGREDIENTS 4 Medium Size Potatoes  Handful Shredded Cheese 1 Egg  5 heaps spoonful Plain Flour  Cracked Black Pepper  METHOD 1. Boil/Steam/Microwave Potatoes 2. Once it’s soft. Mash it a little with the masher or fork 3. Transfer it into a blender. Add the shredded cheese & cracked black pepper & blend  4. Add the Egg…

Roti Canai Parcels

INGREDIENTS 12 Roti Canai 1 Can Cornbeef 1 Big Onion (Minced)  2 Eggs  Handful of Leeks (Minced)  Cracked Black Pepper Sourcream  Spring Onions/Chives  4tbsp Cooking Oil METHOD 1. Heat pan & heat up Roti Canai’s till it puff up & set aside  2. Heat pan with Cooking Oil 3. Once the oil is hot, add…

An Awesome Day awaits

What a glorious sight to behold when I left my house this morning. It was pretty brisk but what an awesome sunrise. One thing I love to photograph is sunrises and sunsets. Sadly I don’t get many of the former but when I do they are usually pretty good. Mark