Marysville, bushfires, cooking and rebirth

This recipe was shared by my buddy Heather for an upcoming barbecue that I’m planning. The story behind this cookbook is sad but heartwarming all at once. As Heather explains: Saturday 7th February 2009, now known as Black Saturday, saw the state of Victoria devastated by uncontrollable bushfires. Many towns were wiped from the map, thousands of buildings were lost and 173 people perished. The … Continue reading Marysville, bushfires, cooking and rebirth

Bushfire evacuation madness

I have been watching the Victorian Royal Commission into the tragic bushfires earlier in 2009 with great interest.  Probably with more interest than the average observer since I live in a wooden house in a very small suburb surrounded by bushland national parks. A recent article notes the potential role for social networking like Facebook, Twitter in new bushfire policy. This is an interesting move. … Continue reading Bushfire evacuation madness