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I love my dog. I mean, I really, really, REALLY love my dog. I love my dog so much, last week when I was meeting lovely Mummy bloggers at Kidspot workshop I had a hard time not comparing their graphic accounts of childbearing with getting a new puppy. I resisted as I could still hear my Mother cackling like a crazed hyena when I told her that raising a baby dog was just as difficult as raising a baby human. Of course I would know, from all my experience of raising a child (none. OK, I once carried a raw egg around with me for an entire week to prove I could be responsible. I was 8 hk idc).

From watching movies, I know there is a lightbulb moment in every parent’s life where they look at their children (usually in slow motion) and feel immense pride – perhaps it is because they came first in the school sports carnival, or perhaps it was because their incredibly unco child managed to carry a raw egg around for a whole week without breaking it. The thing is, people have these feelings for their pets too Standees.

Just like a real parent, I have always hidden vegetables in our dog’s food. I wouldn’t have gone to all the trouble had I know that our dog actually LOVES vegetables. This evening when I dropped parsley on the floor our dog appeared from nowhere and hoovered it up, looking up me with those huge, dinner-plate eyes “Please Sir, can I have some more?". I couldn’t believe what I had witnessed so I tested this theory further with the baby spinach I used to garnish my dinner plate but really didn’t want to eat. She happily devoured it and sat patiently, waiting for more. This is a game changer for me. All my life I had wished for a dog I could feed my vegetables to. Now, at 30 years of age, my childhood dreams have come true and I couldn’t be a prouder parent yellow coffee mug.

you’re ready to rock

If the mention of the word “curry" conjures up images of a fluorescent yellow powder in a little jar (you know the one that’s been sitting at the back of your pantry for the last 3 years that makes a guest appearance when someone has the hankering for a curried egg sandwich?) then you must take a trip down to your local farmer’s market and pick up some fresh curry leaves. LIFE CHANGING diabetes.

Heat some oil in your frying pan, throw in the leaves (don’t be shy, 10-15 is a good amount) and deeply inhale the aromas of India. When the leaves transform to a deep company seal hong kong, brown colour you’re ready to rock. This fragrant oil can be used in SO many ways, just add some finely chopped onion and garlic and sauté for a unique twist on your regular flavour base. Turn a new leaf (literally), give curry powder the flick and add curry leaves to your shopping list this week Gemstone jewelry.