June 2018 - Week 4: Veggie Soup, Berry Jam, Markalade and Quiet Time
Updated: Jul 5, 2018
It was a busy week of cooking again as I get used to buying fresh ingredients and making my own meals instead of mostly eating either processed convenience foods or take-away. I made a batch of markalade which turned out quite a dark colour.
25/6/2018 - Monday
I went to the doctors to get more antibiotics for my still blocked left ear and rattling chest.
When I went to the chemist to get my prescription filled, I took the opportunity to have another fish and chips lunch in my quiet location overlooking lake Illawarra. This time I met a furry friend. I'm trying to 'slow down' and this inquisitive fellow helped. Animals can be very relaxing.
I published last week's blog and continued my Situationist artwork research and writing. I focused on a 1957 artwork called Memoires, which is an aesthetic / detournement book, by Guy Debord and Asger Jorn.
26/6/2018 - Tuesday
I bought some fresh veggies to make a soup. I wanted a bit of colour so added a red capsicum and a zucchini to my usual potato, carrot and onion.
I made a mixed berry jam while making the soup.
The freezer is looking not so much like a supermarket freezer now that it's stocked with homemade goodies like sausage rolls, 2 varieties of potato patties, and lasagna.
For lunch, I had a piece of lasagna and left over chips from yesterday's lunch.
Matt and Bill called over for a jam in the afternoon.
I continued with my research / writing after my soup dinner.
27/6/2018 - Wednesday
I worked on my research during the day.
Chub brought over some spring onions and celery from his garden. I took some to give to Deniz.
I went to Deniz' place for dinner. I took over some veggie soup and veggie patties. She said they were nice, which means a lot coming from a vegetarian/sometimes vegan.
After dinner I went to the Content Creators Illawarra meeting at Wollongong City Gallery. This week was a panel discussion about corporate sponsorship in the arts. There was a David representing Create NSW, Simon representing a local arts project 'Wonderwalls', and Hayley who is the director of the South Coast Writers Festival. I went out of curiosity, because seeing as I'm anti-corporate, I didn't expect to find any relevance to my creative circumstances. However, I found out about a local organisation supporting arts, The Culture Bank, which crowd sources to provide funding to projects it deems worthy. Amounts range from one to three thousand dollars. I will give this consideration to help do some outdoor, projections in public space.
28/6/2018 - Thursday
I returned Deniz' and my borrowed equipment to Glenn (which had been extended because of extra need from Deniz). She is busy editing a documentary for Beyond Empathy and can't join us for lunch. Glenn and I went for lunch.
29/6/2018 - Friday
I researched and wrote about Guy Debord and Asger Jorn's collaborative book, Memoires.
I cooked a roast beef and enough veg to make 4 meals plus made 3 packages of roast beef for future dinners or even for sandwiches.
30/6/2018 - Saturday
I went and had fish and chips for lunch again in my quiet location overlooking Lake Illawarra.
I continued to research and write about Memoires.
I enjoyed roast beef for dinner.
1/7/2018 - Sunday
I made a batch of markalade. I added too much water to start with so ended up having to cook the mixture for too long before it started to gel. The end result is a very dark coloured markalade, but it tastes good nonetheless.
I enjoyed a roast beef lunch and dinner.