Monday, 4 February 2013

Lollipop Moments

On the weekend my eldest son (14) shared something with me.

I LOVED it so very much.

He was really happy for me to share this message with you too.

I love the idea that we can say or do something at any time that helps enact profound change.

I love the idea that every single one of us DOES have the capacity to be amazing even without knowing it, that we all have value.

I love the idea that we all matter.

I LOVE his idea on leadership.

And I LOVE that my son understood the value of the message.

I hope you watch it and love it too.

Beets are so delish at the moment.
I love them.
I made this marmalade yesterday and am really happy with the citrus tang from the orange.  
It is great on sandwiches, with a steak or just served with cheese & crackers.

  • 1kg beetroot
  • juice and rind of a large orange
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • water to cover
Grate the beets and all ingredients into a saucepan.

Cook over a medium heat until the beet is soft, now turn down to low and simmer slowly, stirring often till jammy (about 45 minutes).

Place into a sterilised jar and refrigerate.  Keeps for several weeks.

I have been enjoying this song.


  1. This TED talk beyond cool
    Beetroot anything, most welcome in this home
    Thanks GG

  2. Hi Ruth, love the TED video and the recipe. You're hair is looking fab and I saw you went for a run this morning! great work. I'm going to have to give this recipe a try...sounds like it would be right up my alley with a steak!

  3. Ooh, that TED talk had me in tears - so much hope to be found in it!

    That beetroot marmalade sounds and looks delish!


  4. Thanks for sharing the TED talk. It is most inspiring and rings very true.

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  6. Watched the TED talk and loved it. So awesome that your son wanted to share it too. I think you create lots of lollipop moments by the sound of it and I'll bet your kids are learning that from you too.

  7. Thank you for the TED. I think I'm good at saying thanks for the lollipops.


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