Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Astounding fruit and vegetables 7

Turmeric, a rhizome that looks a bit like ginger. It dyes everything it touches that amazing colour and has medicinal properties. In India they make a poultice of it to put on wounds to help them heal and my GP says it works but he doesn't know why. It contains curcumin, which I believe helps prevent Alzheimers. In fact I take the powder every morning in orange juice, so let's see how I get on!

Friday, October 07, 2011

Gargoyle 57 is out

Gargoyle Magazine and Paycock Press

She's there somewhere in the 600 pages of Gargoyle 57, "Annie" my poem about my paternal grandmother, née Annie Carey. Thanks to Richard Peabody and everybody at the magazine for all the pains they take with the proofs and every little detail. Each annual edition provides a cornucopia of items to read throughout the year.