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Mezze is widely served in the Greek and Middle eastern world. An assortment of little dishes and tasters which accompany a nice ouzo or a glass of wine. So when you read mezze moments you will have tasty snippets of life as I live it, India for four years and now Brisbane Australia, all served up with some Greek fervour and passion.

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Monday, 5 August 2013

The Wild plants of Greater Brisbane

For those of you who have followed my blog you will know that I am keen on the fauna and the flora. I spent the weekend leafing through "The wild plants of Greater Brisbane" and I am keen to share some of them with you as they show themselves to me. You have to admit to being curious when you come across the Angular Pigface, the Snake Vine, the Coastal Jack Bean, Hatpins and Monkey Rope, Christmas Bells, Milk Maids and Curly Wigs. How about Prickly Moses  or the worryingly named Devil's Rice ? The Red Kennedy Pea is also known as the Running Postman. I simply cannot see the correlation there ! Or perhaps the unfortunately names Blackbutt which is, to you and me, a type of Eucalyptus.The Headache vine - is it as bad as all that ? Finally the bizarrely named " Jam tarts" that could not look less than the objects in question whereas I can tell you that when you see a "Hairy Birds Eye" you will immediately think of one. Just to get the ball rolling here are some of the tamer plants in my neighbourhood. 

1 comment:

  1. Those are GORGEOUS!!! The Running Postman is so funny!


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