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About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

Wanderlust

Trevélez, famous for air cured ham, Los Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada, Spain. Impromptu side trips within travel itineraries reap big rewards. Wanderlust  

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Earth

Rain magnifies the  rugged vivid beauty of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia’s northern outback margins. Earth.

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Medieval Security

Medieval security, Caernarfon Castle, Wales.  

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Dense Storm Clouds

Dense Storm Clouds approaching Portmagee, Co Kerry Ireland. There is no way to see the storm clouds over my home today because it’s been raining incessantly since late yesterday. The low pressure system that was Tropical Cyclone Debbie is passing … Continue reading

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Green leaves of the lotus

Mary River Wetlands, Northern Territory, Australia. Green for the weekly photo challenge.

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Atop Mehrangarh Fort

The view across the blue city of Jodhpur from atop the ramparts of the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort museum is breathtaking.

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Wish I could share the scent

In full bloom, Australia’s little known State Rose Garden of Victoria assaults to the senses. The eyes feast on a myriad of coloured blooms, each with a unique and  complex structure.  The incessant hmmmm of bees is interjected with squeals of … Continue reading

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The Road Taken

Driving around Ireland  with a loose itinerary and open dates, we travelled roads often ignored by tourists. The rugged Beara Peninsula in the SW of Ireland is frequently overlooked but we were rewarded by quaint villages, rugged rocky terrain and beautiful vistas. The … Continue reading

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A Good Match

The turbans and the festive bunting are a good match. It was a birthday party after all. Jodphur, Rajasthan January 13th 2007

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Against the odds…

Against the odds, flowers bloom in the arid Australian outback

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