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Groovies in The Coles Great Aussie Cook Off
Once the aprons were on the nerves disappeared and we really got into
the swing of things. The whole day which was filled with fun and
laughter in typical Groovy style will be one we will all remember. Even if
we get no further than these State Finals we are still thankful for the
opportunity to cook together just for the fun of it.
Here is the “official” media release:
As you may be aware Channel Nine has been undertaking a nationwide
search for Australia's best family of cooks as part of their
new television show, the Coles Great Aussie Cook Off, with finalists to
be announced next week.
The search took place in Sydney at Parramatta Westfield with eight very
interesting and different families from around New South Wales (and
ACT) cooking up meals of all varieties, cultures and influences.
Your local family, ‘The Groovy Grandma Cover Girls’ were the first
family to cook off, showing off their impressive cooking skills as well as
their flamboyant personalities. A favourite of the day, the grandmothers
cooked up three amazing meals in under thirty minutes, including:
Entree: Salsa oysters with cucumber sandwiches
Main: Almond and parmesan crusted chicken kiev with mashed potato
and spring vegetables
Dessert: Rhubarb and apple crumble
The 'Groovy Grandma's' are now in the running to star on Channel
Nine’s new cooking show to air in October. The state final live auditions
finished up on Saturday in Brisbane and the final eight families will be
announced early next week.
Just in case we make it through to the next round we are
continuing the call for your favourite family recipes…..
We have already received some delicious looking recipes thanks to Carol
Grimley from Bracken Ridge Queensland; Kerry Foot from Metford, NSW; and
Vivienne Smith from Bridgewater, South Australia. The Groovy team cant wait
to try them and hope we get a chance to cook them on TV. In the meantime
these recipes will be available for all GGs to share in this months online
edition of What’s Cooking GGs out on 11th
Still on the subject of Food:
In the next online edition (out next Monday) in D & M we have a very
thought provoking article from Amanda Clark about portion sizes and
how we are tricked into eating more calories than we should simply by
not reading the fine print.
Amanda Clark is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian and
author of the book Portion Perfection - A visual weight control plan.!!
Make sure you read the full article next week in GGs online, but in
the meantime here is a little snippet of some recent findings – it will
make you think – but first here is a …
You Help Us and You Win Too!
We will send anyone who emails us with
their favourite family recipes their own
Groovy Grandma Apron.
Send your recipes to:
Put the words “Cooking Competition” in the
subject line. If possible please include a
photograph of the finished dish.
Include your full name and postal address so
we can send you your prize.
Whether Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner and
everything in between, Desserts, Cakes and
Canapes every recipe will win a prize and all
will be published on the GG website.
Entries close 9th August 2009
Yet another example of out-of-control and potentially misleading
750ml milk drink too much for one serve
Call for Baby Boomers Debate
Australia Needs a Referendum on
My friend and fellow Baby Boomer Brian Murphy is also
the editor of BONZA (Boomers Of New Zealand and
Australia) and he believes it is time to consider a
referendum about Euthanasia in Australia. I recently
received this media release from him:
Euthanasia campaigner Dr Nitschke spoke in Perth last
month about the importance of Australia considering that
euthanasia is not only for terminally ill people but those
who believe that they are past it or just don’t want too
BONZA wants the subject debated and offers practical
support for Dr Nitschke’s campaign.
Editor Brian Murphy believes that a referendum is the
answer and Baby Boomers would want such a vote.
“Whether he is right or wrong, our generation needs to
feel they have some control over our future. Bonza’s
feedback supports that.”
“We all want to live forever and be positive about life at
the same time but the realities of life mean that we are
aware that our future is not pretty as we age and our
numbers will be a burden on society in health, age care
“We deserve a chance to debate and vote on the subject
more than any over generation because it affects us so
allow us a referendum.”
“Maybe the X (30-44), Y (15-29) and Z (0-14)
generations will be happy to get rid of us through such a
“Seriously though, it is a highly emotive subject and has
been debated many times but Dr Nitschke deserves
support from those who euthanasia will affect the most in
the coming decades, the Baby Boomers”.
“We are intelligent and well educated and we like to make
our own decisions about our future. We have never
accepted that the beliefs of the minority should rule our
“A referendum is a good way of making a decision that is
good for all. Allow the debate and then allow a fair vote.”
“Many of us have been there for our parents when they
died in pain or languishing in a bed in an aged person’s
home and unable to communication. It breaks your heart
and scares the heck out of us.”
“We want a choice on how we die so I am calling on the
Rudd Government to consider a referendum within the
next term of office.”
“Euthanasia will be inevitable anyway when our numbers
start stacking up as there are over 5 million of us.”
I would personally like to know our Groovy
Grandma members thoughts on this. *Please send
your thoughts and opinions pro and against about
euthanasia to firstname.lastname@example.org
*We do intend to publish any letters received so if you prefer to
remain anonymous please let us know.
All published letters will receive a prize so please remember to
include your postal address on your email.