one of my favourite carrot recipes. slice carrots into diagonal chunks fry gently in olive oil with peeled garlic cloves, and sprigs of fresh rosemary, cracked black pepper and salt. (errr... turn the carrot) pour over some verjuice, marsala or sweeter white wine and simmer until cooked.
(only dried rosemary tonight - nowhere near as good.)
i added some zucchini and lemon juice at the end.
thanks to the river cafe "green" cookbook
my other favourite carrot recipes are all indian ...
i usually find mary chapin carpenter a bit too 'country' for my liking, although I've liked the sound of her voice and songwriting (from the bits that I've heard). her new album "the calling" is strong on faith and politics. In particular, the title track, "Here I Am", "Why Shouldn't We" and "Bright Morning Star" ooze faith, albeit of a very general kind.
I like the songs. They have a clear and honest ring about them, but it's a far cry from Nick Cave or Tom Waits!! Go and have a listen on iTunes or at her website.
The Calling by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Deep in your blood or a voice in your head On a dark lonesome highway It finds you instead So certain it knows you, you can't turn away Something or someone has found you today
Genius or Jesus, maybe he's seen us But who would believe us I can't really say Whatever the calling, the stumbling or falling You follow it knowing There's no other way, there's no other way
There are zealots and preachers And readers of dreams The righteous yell loudest And the saved rise to sing The lonely and lost are just waiting to hear Any moment their purpose Will be perfectly clear
And then life would mean more Than their name on their door And that far distant shore that's so near They'd hear the calling And stumbling and falling They'd follow it knowing There's nothing to fear Nothing to fear
I don't remember a voice On a dark, lonesome road When I started this journey so long ago I was only just trying to outrun the noise There was never a question of having a choice
Jesus or genie, maybe they've seen me But who would believe me I can't really say Whatever the calling, the stumbling and falling I followed it knowing there's no other way
Jesus or genie, maybe he's seen me But who would believe me I can't really say Whatever the calling, stumbling and falling I got through it knowing there's no other way There's no other way
thanks to jonny baker I've discovered he qi, a brilliant Christian visual artist.
Dr. He Qi was a professor at the Nanjing Union Theological Seminary and a tutor for master candidate students in the Philosophy Department of Nanjing University. He is also a member of the China Art Association and a council member of the Asian Christian Art Association.In his works, He Qi has blended together Chinese folk customs and traditional Chinese painting techniques with the western art of the Middle and Modern Ages, and has created an artistic style of color-on-paper painting.
I've started an online library of parkin-wesley college photos at flickr. you can find it here. not all of the photos are prize-winning quality, but at least it gives people an idea of life at this place.
Ricki Lee Jones' great new album "The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard" is full of stream-of-consciousness christian imagery - at least that how it seems. but apparently it is based on a 'new' thematic translation of Jesus words - something of an evolving project called Words of Jesus. The translation is by Lee Cantelon, an artist, photographer, writer - not a biblical scholar.
I've just come across it today, and downloaded the mp3 files of the book to have a listen. I have a hunch that it will be more paraphrase than translation.
I was also interested that the site has an art sub-section with a number of very interesting looking sections here.
just spent a wonderful easter weekend with good friends from melbourne at aldinga beach. warm weather, wineries, art & craft shops, beach and fishing. very pleasant indeed. took the weber and bbqed a leg of lamb! tasted some great wines at pirramimma, wirra wirra, maxwells, d'arenberg, and even hardys! the dridan gallery at mclarenvale had stunning artwork of all kinds (and a lolly factory over the road....)
we spent a delightful afternoon at victor harbour - walked to granite island and saw a seal basking on the rocks (10 feet from us), about a dozen dolphins who swam quite close for about an hour, sea birds and fairy penguins. brilliant weather and a gorgeous sunset.
the next night we went swimming at aldinga and i caught my annual fish! a pleasant bike ride with maddy as well. just what i needed.
I'm working on my next uni assignment, playing 'multimedia project manager', and am finding some interesting software for the Mac.
Directors Notepad and Directors Notebook are two (well... er... four) applications for planning film or TV production. It comes in various versions from lite to pro and priced accordingly. I'm about to try it out.
Einstein's Legacy have several tools for organising your video stuff - for people with lots of video clips who want presentation and compilation options. FrameVault, Portfolius, MaxiFrame and Cinematics all sound like they're worth a look!
I'll be checking them out and letting you know what I find.