Thursday, August 18, 2011

Its coming along nicely

My web server is starting to take shape as a community server now.

There is a variety of information: food, technology, games, music, stories and more.

We even have a book club starting - Oz Multicultural Book Club. On this book club, you are invited to submit your stories for publishing. There will be competitions of varying types. If you have a "Writers mind" why don't you pay us a visit. You will find the link under "Local Sites" on the Category Menu.

Interest Groups Web Site
Oz Multicultural Book Club
Yeled Mayim
Frogs as Pets
Larry's Lifestyle Links
Burning Passion
EastWind's Web Site
Instrumental Music
Joseph's Games Site
Playing Widelands


Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Own Webserver

Well it has happened, finally :-) is back online. This is my own web server. There are a few sites on it so plenty to read.

The main front door tells you a bit about what is there. There is a menu on the left where you can select "Local Sites" if you want to have a look.

There are some external links with 'some' of my favorites listed.

Please be patient and do not abuse my connection. This web server is at my home so when you are looking around you affect my download speed on my desktop.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Jane Ison Family History Group Inc.

Great news!!! The Jane Ison Family History Group Inc. has now got its own .org address so if you are part of that family and want to look up your ancestors its even easier than it was before.

There are some new topics covered on the site now as well so check it out now :-)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Jane Ison Family History Group Inc.

OK the site is up now.

Jane Ison Family History Group Inc. is a family history group for the descendants of the Jane Ison Family. Check out the site if you are an Australian with European ancestry that goes back to the first settlers.

The URL is

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Just a short post this time. I have quite a bit of work I want to get done tonight.

I have just started a new website for my friends in the JANE ISON

We are moving this site from another system so there is already quite a bit of information compiled.
As soon as it is up to date I will post again. If you are an Australian with roots back to the first European settlers you might find we have some of your ancestors listed here.

Anyway, check it out in a couple of weeks and see how we are going.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Free Food - Dandelions

Other Diet Posts
My Diet - The Beginning
Cereal Bowl Cakes
More Diet Food Ideas

Vegetable Garden Posts
My Vegetable Garden - The Beginning

Free Food - Dandelions

I have heard about these plants before but did not do anything about the information until recently.
My vegetable garden is based on a talk by Jill Cockram. You can read her article at

Part of her talk focused on the benefits of growing and eating dandelions. She encouraged her listeners to plant some of these little treasures in amongst the other herbs and vegetables. I did not deliberately do this, but in my most recent patch of seedlings a nest of dandelions sprang up.

To start with I was just going to pull them out and put them back in the mulch bin. Then I decided to do some research and find out what parts of the plant I could eat and when to harvest them. After doing the reading I decided to pull them all out at about one month old. They were very tender and easy to pull without disturbing the other plants. The literature I read suggested that plants that had not matured to flower stage were much easier to prepare for eating.

I put them in my kitchen sink with a quantity of fresh cold water and washed off the loose mulch. I did not bother to blanch them, just put them in a plastic bag and straight into my freezer. I know that blanching is recommended for long term storage but I do not intend to keep them very long and I will not be thawing them out before I cook them.

The next day I decided to use my Cereal Bowl Cake recipe to make a snack. Instead of using the sweet ingredients I used some chicken soup diet food that I had made up using some gravy powder. I grabbed a few of the dandelions out of the freezer and crushed them up, really easy when they are frozen. These were added to the mix just before I put it in the microwave.

I was very happy with the results and have made more since. The next thing will be to add the dandelions to my standard meals along with any other green leaf vegetables. I will certainly be making sure that I get a few dandelion seeds for future planting with my vegetables next time they flower in my front lawn.

If you want to read more about dandelions has quite a lot of information.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

More Diet Food Ideas

Other Diet Posts
My Diet - The Beginning
Cereal Bowl Cakes

Vegetable Garden Posts
My Vegetable Garden - The Beginning

More Diet Food Ideas
I ran out of rice flour today and went to get some more from my local international food outlet.

While I was there I started to chat with the store owner and told him about my diet. He suggested I try some Dhall and Besan flour as well. While I was looking for these two ingredients I noticed some Almond flour. I bought a bag of each along with my rice flour and headed home to make up a new batch of diet food mix.

So here is my new recipe:

1/3 cup of Dhall flour
1/3 cup of Besan flour
1/3 cup of Almond flour
1/3 cup of Rice flour
1/3 cup of Maize flour
1/3 cup of wheat germ
1/3 cup of your favorite milk flavor (If its not yummy enough with 1/3 of a cup you can make it 2/3 of a cup. Its still only a small part of the food)
2 cups of skim milk powder (or you could use a non dairy replacement for this)

mix dry ingredients well and store in an air tight container.

Add 1/3 of a cup of this mix to your chosen amount of water. You can use any amount of water but between 200ml and 600ml makes a good meal.

Buying my flour the way I do means that these meals cost about $1 Australian each. Much less than the ones in the supermarket and chemist stores. This diet recipe works just as good as theirs. The secret is in the size of the meal.

REMEMBER!!! You should only use this diet mix for one or two meals each day. It is critical that you continue to eat at least one normal size meal every day so that you do not get sick or cause your stomach to shrink. You only want to loose excess weight, not become anorexic.

Hold the press.......
If you don't want to use sweet things for the flavor why not use some gravy powder. There are hundreds of varieties you can choose from. I have made a chicken flavored meal using chicken gravy powder and it tastes just terrific. I am still using 1/3 of a cup of this powder.

And now that winter is coming in the southern hemisphere, you could use heated water. Want more heat? Try a sprinkling of your favorite pepper. Stir well.