Making Paper Poppies

      25 April 2015 marks the centenary of the World War One ANZAC troops (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, at what is now known as ANZAC Cove. ¬†Churchill had the idea to attack the Gallipoli Peninsula and a naval attack ensued, but after several battleships […]

Cadbury Creme Eggs

    A workmate (TB) waived a magazine article under my nose. Of course it was about food, but not only was it about food, but it was specifically about chocolate, so it got my full attention. The article appeared in Wired magazine (April 2014 issue) and it featured the process of making a Cadbury […]

Maqui Berries

Maqui Berry (Aristotelia Chilensis) ¬† Also known as Chilean Wineberry, this is an evergreen tree shrub that is native to Chile and Argentina. It has thin branches that are very bendy. ¬† The tree produces very small berries, about 4-5 mm. They turn dark purple, bordering on black when ready to pick. Inside are large, […]