Culinary adventures

  • Ideas for the woman who has too many irons in the fire –

    shortcuts so as not to end up with egg on your face,

    or crying over spilt milk, or being in the soup.  


Alet Gardner

Alet Gardner

Hi there! I am an South African expat, living in the lovely Kent countryside in the UK.
I love everything meaningful and beautiful - so I try my hand at photography, painting, embroidery, needlework, cooking and writing.

My inspiration for all of this: the people that I love,
and the love that God has for me.

Cook in training

Saturday, 15 October 2016 08:41

Our young hero learning to feed the forces at the Pretoria Police College - peeling a mountain of potatoes, making notes, AND finding time to take the love of his life to the Burgers Park in Pretoria.

10 Feb 2016 - Sleeping warthog

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 20:53

Day 2: Painting miniatures was still very new to me. Here I tried an approximately 10x10cm pencil sketch on handmade paper. The subject: a sleeping warthog, seeing that I was in the South African Bushveld and found this an unusual take on a well-known inhabitant. My later paintings ended up being the size of a British £1 coin, so i might have to re-do this guy for my planned exhibition at the end of the 366 days.

Kintsukuroi - the wonder of healing

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:31

Kintsugi (金継ぎ?, きんつぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い?, きんつくろい, "golden repair"),[1] is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered goldsilver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique.[2][3][4] As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise - Wikipedia


Apparently this art form became so popular with collectors that some were suspected of purposefully breaking their precious porcelain or pottery to be repaired by kintsukuroi!