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Alan Freshwater
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Writer. Dreamer, Environmental Health Officer, Food Safety Specialist, Drinking Water Safety Planner, diver, traveller, motorcyclist.
Writer. Dreamer, Environmental Health Officer, Food Safety Specialist, Drinking Water Safety Planner, diver, traveller, motorcyclist.

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Ulysses           It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. I cannot rest from travel:…

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Spaghetti and Meatballs using a Slow Cooker The ingredients for pasta sauce are much cheaper up here than a jar of proprietary sauce.  I decided to try making it myself.  In my opinion the long slow cooking of the sauce is the key. I had no fresh basil,…

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Of all the stars that ever shone Not one does twinkle like your pale blue eyes And like golden corn at harvest time your hair Sailing in my boat the wind Gently blows and fills my sail Your sweet-scented breath is everywhere Daylight peeping through the…

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Goodbye Silver Lady.. Thanks for all the rides…..   Steve rode her away today… And that’s all I have to say about that.

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Slow-Cooked Mini Roast in Gravy Coles sell tiny roasts of beef that are perfectly suited to the lifestyle of a single chap such as myself.  From an economical and very lean roast of this  size I have enough for a roast meal one day, and cold meat and…

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How to Prepare and Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg Following a recent discussion about the difficulty of peeling freshly cooked hard-boiled eggs; I present some tricks my old Nan taught me: 1: If you want nicely centred yolks; spin the eggs on the bench or on a…

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I used to be able to buy a very good brand of anchovy sauce, which added a special something to beef stews and is also really nice mixed into mayonnaise for use on steak, fish, salads, scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs,  or in egg and salad sandwiches. I…

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Something different for my vegetarian days.  Cooked in a rice cooker. 1 can black beans (420g), drained 1 Tbsp. oil 1 onion, finely diced Garlic, crushed 1 or 2 chillies, seeded and chopped 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tomato, chopped 2 Tbsp. tomato puree 2 cups…

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The magpies in Katanning do not sound quite the same as those in New Zealand. I sometimes wonder, if the two nationalities met, would they understand each other? The Magpies When Tom and Elizabeth took the farm The bracken made their bed and Quardle oodle…
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