Images from an Abandoned Home

Here are some photos I took last of an abandoned house nearby.  It has since been demolished.  Someone had even tried to start a fire in the bathroom by lighting some telephone books.  I used to know the girl who lived here and looked after her cat  sometimes when she travelled.    It was sad to see the place so neglected and trashed, with people throwing rubbish inside, graffiti and a garden which was once lovingly tended choked with weeds and vines.

 

“Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Graffiti on front of house.
Graffiti on front of house.
Sinister warning.
Sinister warning.

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Burnt telephone books in bathroom.
Burnt telephone books in bathroom.

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Asian Brown Rice Pie

This delicious  vegetarian recipe from http://www.taste.com.au only takes 10 minutes to cook, is healthy and sustaining as well as economical.   It is nice for a quick lunch with salad.  Other veggies can be substituted for Chinese one (e.g. zucchini, mushrooms, carrot).

 

 

Asian brown rice pie
Fresh Living – May 2005 , Page 51 

Recipe by Gemma Purcell

Photography by Louise Lister

  • INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup (200g) medium grain brown rice
  • 400g Asian Stir-fry Vegetables
  • 2 teaspoons oil, plus extra to brush
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • METHOD
  1. Cook the rice for 25 minutes until firm according to packet instructions. Set aside to cool.
  2. Slice the snow peas in the stir-fry mix into thin strips and thinly slice any large pieces of broccoli. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry mix. Stir-fry for 4 minutes or until soft. Add the soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir through. Transfer to a large bowl. Allow to cool slightly.
  3. Preheat oven to 200°C. Brush the base and sides of a 20cm springform pan with oil. Sprinkle 3 teaspoons of sesame seeds over the base and two-thirds of the way up the sides of the pan.
  4. Add the rice, eggs and coriander to the stir-fried vegetables. Mix until well combined. Spoon the mixture evenly over the base of the pan and press firmly. Sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds. Cook in the oven for 45 minutes or until golden. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly. Remove from the pan and slice into wedges.