the sharing of recipes and inspirations between my sister & I living in different hemispheres, Donna in Australia and myself in Portugal. This blog’s beginnings were a way for us to keep in contact, uniting our common interests, to share, inspire and reflect our thoughts about life, cooking and organic gardening, and as an expression for our creativity.
The photos you see, are of our garden & around where we live and the magic, miracles & beauty found in those gardens in the changing of the seasons. One garden is what can be used on a sloped site, surrounding a pool in the suburbs of Brisbane, an Australian city; the other is near historical sites and palaces in a fairytale village in Sintra, complete with swans and ducks in Portugal.
We both have a love of gardening and through these gardens, it is teaching us commitment, intuitive wisdom, to let go of expectations, and to listen, to experience gratitude and to expect miracles & magic – a true reflection in our daily life. A garden takes us back to the deep knowledge that there is a greater wisdom at work in all we create and experience.
We both aspire to live a quiet and balanced lifestyle inspired by Yogic teachings, and in creating appropriate food based on these teachings, prepared in a calm and relaxed state of mind. Through these teachings and a regular meditation practice, my life has been blessed and enriched and this blog is a vehicle to share this awareness through recipes, daily life and images.
We hope to inspire you and bring you closer to your own inner quietness through this little window of ‘goodness is’ which we have created.
Stacey & Donna
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