Archive | September 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge….Saturated

I tried to think of something different than street art when working out what I was going to post for this challenge. Melbourne has been a bit saturated by rain lately as often happens in Spring but I was never in the right place at the right time for a photo of saturated land. So I decided I would post some of my street art photos.

Melbourne has a vibrant street art scene. One laneway, Hosier Lane, is dedicated to it. Below are some photos I’ve taken in Hosier Lane.

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AFL Grand Final Day

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Today is arguably the biggest day on the Aussie sporting calendar. Aussie Rules Football is Australia’s own indigenous sport, having begun in Melbourne in 1859.

Grand Final Day is the culmination of a season that began on March 22nd. After 206 games of the season and finals there are only two teams left to battle it out for the premiership: Hawthorn (from Melbourne) and Fremantle (from Perth).

It’s a bit of a fairytale story for Fremantle. This is their first Grand Final since they entered the competition in 19 years ago.

The game is just about to start so I’m off to watch it. I’m tipping Hawthorn by 16 points but don’t really mind who wins. I’m just going to enjoy the game. Last time my team won the Grand Final and it’s only when your team isn’t in this game that you realise how nervous you were for the whole week before last year.

Painting by Bill…Bird of Paradise

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Since he retired, my Dad has taken up painting again. He went to Art School when he left High School in England but had to put that aside.

His work has improved out of sight now he has the time to practice. He attends courses whenever he can.

I wanted to show off some of his work because I’m really proud he is doing something he loves.

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Chow Mein

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Ask any Aussie over the age of 30 how to make chow mein and they will probably recall the recipe their Mum made. It probably had mince steak, cabbage, chicken noodle soup and a few vegies. A friend and I were talking about chow mein the other day and that’s when we realised that our parent’s had used the same recipe. It was funny.

She told me about the recipe she made for her family the other day. It had a lot of vegies so it’s perfect for hiding them from kids.

This one is very easy to make. Step 1 is browning the mince steak, finely-chopped onion and garlic in a frying pan.

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Step 2 – add chopped carrot, celery and capsicum (substituted for mushrooms). Cook for 5 minutes or until the vegies start to soften.

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Add the curry powder, oyster sauce, soy sauce, chicken stock and noodles. Cook for a few minutes until the sauces thicken.

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Add peas and beans. Once they are cooked, serve.

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the full recipe can be found here: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/27999/chow+mein