What do you think ?
Yes, I am certainly an MP, a Member of Parliament as well as a likely Mincing Poodle. I am the 22 year long, 5 term member for the South Australian Federal electorate of Sturt/Stirt/Stert, details of which the AEC continue to get so wrong. As such, I've never had a real job, never had to meet a payroll, never taken a commercial risk and I've been locked into a system of entitlement for as long as I can remember. That said, I have no intention of forgetting. It is that good !
That lady from Altona, back in 2009, just put both MP notions on the public record. It was in the Parliament of the day and is a scenario from which I'm likely never to recover. Is anyone aware of the background to the term ? Well let me tell you.
Mincing means, I've been told, “affectedly dainty or delicate”. That's fair enough.
Just before we go too much further, an explanation first-up, I'm sharing this page with one of my very dear Brisbane friends, Jan Power. More later !
In recent times past, my overall Parliamentary performances have been somewhat overshadowed by a couple of "from the hip" outbursts. More aggression, Joe said. He loves it it when my face reddens; he knows I'm on song."It's called sincere bashing", he said.
I really like my comment casually directed to the Leader of the Oppositon.This was pure gold. Here it is.
Bronwyn, the Madam Speaker, picked it up immediately, (watch the clip), but thankfully did nothing. As Tony would say, I think we got out of it.
Another recent newcomer to the Markets, is the progressive and increasingly popular, Mudgeeraba Spices. A colourful display awaits Marklet visitors, well stocked and enthusiastically serviced. Large crowds were the order during an early March exhibit.
We've listed here some recipes involving their range of products, with so much more info. on their websitewww.mudgeerabaspices.com.au It's a very good read !
South Indian Vegetable Curry
Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken)
1kg chicken breast fillet cut into pieces, 50mls butter or ghee, 8 cloves garlic and 2 onions boiled until soft and pureed, ½ cup coconut cream, ½ cup natural yoghurt, ½ cup cream, 400g tin tomatoes pureed, 1 tsp fresh ginger chopped finely, 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped finely, 1 tbsp chilli or capsicum chopped and seeded, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp or 12.5 grams Butter Chicken Curry Blend, 1 tbsp almond meal (optional).
Melt the butter; add the chillies, ginger and coriander. Fry for a few minutes on medium heat, add the Butter Chicken Curry Blend and mix well and fry. Add the pureed onion and garlic and cook until mixture is well mixed, add the chicken and seal well, and then add the remaining ingredients. Cook until done and salt to taste. To thicken the gravy, simmer with the lid off until reaching the desired consistency. Garnish and serve hot with naan bread or rice and
Most importantly, the New Farm Park/Powerhouse Farmers' Markets are held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. Thank you Jan.
Twenty years before Bronwyn Bishop was in Parliament she was on TV.
Caroline Wilson reveals the tricks of the trade that have made her the most popular figure in an unpopular party.
BRONWYN BISHOP was born to perform. The daughter of an opera singer, she learned how to breathe properly while listening, as a child, to her mother rehearse in her bedroom.
Kathleen Congreve was a dramatic soprano with the Australian Opera Company who also sent her daughter to singing lessons. If young Bronwyn never excelled as a songstress she can thank those lessons for her immaculate delivery. As a public speaker she has been averaging three performances a day, including weekends, for most of this year.
The same child never put her face to the sun and her complexion remains creamy white to this day. And she never blushes.
Like the famous hairdo she lets down only to wash, Bronwyn Bishop's face is always smooth, its wrinkles are few and never contorted and her lips always perfectly pencilled and colored.
All this whatever her latest performance, be it as a Rugby League hooker for a hammy magazine shoot or for an interview on the ABC's `Lateline', for which she has been willing to stand in a cow paddock at night, her stilettos slowly sinking into a patch of mud.Always the performance. She posed for `The Sunday Age' one freezing night last week in Collins Street outside the Athenaeum Club _ her chosen resting place in Melbourne.
``This is going to be a great picture," calls photographer Wayne Ludbey as the Liberal senator remains the embodiment of poise while trams and cars whiz past her. ``Remember me when you're in the Lodge.
Senator Bishop, 50, smiles her perfect smile. ``I will," she almost giggles
Our Saturday crowds are truly appreciative of the displays, the products and the presence of all Exhibitors. We have regularly featured individual exhibitors throughout the year, in the adjacent snippet of pics. and news. We'll continue to do so next year.
Long term exhibitors Edwin and Karen Clark continue to attract a lot of enquiries and interest from our Market visitors. For a long time, they have occupied that very public "change of direction" , just opposite our Fishmonger friend. Edwin and Karen at every opportunity upgrade their fascinationg display of maps and prints, some with much localness and others not so. The recent New Farm book releases "Reflections on New Farm " and " Tides of Teneriffe" are now included in the display. The website www.map-printmaker.com.au contains some great material.
I heard the comment that on days like these, we tend to see less pets !
We’ve got so many new ideas planned for upcoming sessions.
Our early 2010 timetables are listed here.
24th April 2010 – Saturday
8th May 2010 - Saturday
22nd May 2010 – Saturday
The current exhibitor GALLERY can be found via the lower RH Block.