Liz Posmyk

Liz is a Canberra based food writer. Her blog, Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things, offers a feast of seasonal recipes with a focus on market fresh produce.

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  • On relishing retirement and savouring summer holidays

    7th January 2018

    A common thread in any discussion with fellow retirees is that life is somehow busier than ever before when one no longer "goes to work". Sure, the pace is a slower, but the days pass quickly and the diary is almost always packed with wonderful things to do. With this in mind, relishing retirement and enjoying life is at the top of my agenda, so please excuse me for not journalling here on the blog any longer. Thank you for your friendship and support over the years. All the best [...]

  • Good Things festive favourites - December 2017

    10th December 2017

    One last communiqué, and a confession, before I sign out for 2017. I confess that I haven't been so adventurous in the kitchen lately. With the painting and redecorating underway, I've been relying on fresh, fast and tasty old favourites. The good news is that the courtyard garden is almost complete and, even if I do say so, it's looking rather spiffy! Weather permitting, we'll finish painting the stuccoed walls of the house, which face in to the courtyard, in the cool of the [...]

  • Introducing the newest member of the Good Things family

    6th December 2017

    Molly the miniature Groodle “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” - Dean Koontz, author. There have been few times in my life when I didn't have a canine companion by my side...   the longest gap being since the passing of my Border Collie, Libby, in 2009. She was a rescue pet and had been with me since my children were little. Such a faithful and gentle gal, she was 15 or so when she had a stroke and died.Peter and I [...]

  • There's something kinda wonderful about getting on with life...

    26th November 2017

    Looking around the house and garden, I feel a great sense of satisfaction. The strawberry patch is flourishing once again and, having given away as much of the excess fruit as possible, I've been using the rest to make strawberry and vanilla bean jam. Early this morning I planted out tomato seedlings along with corn, cucumber, zucchini, basil and two varieties of lettuce. A local magpie popped in to supervise, just as I turned on the sprinklers. Meanwhile Peter trimmed back the d [...]

  • In my kitchen - the catching my breath edition - November 2017

    10th November 2017

    "Gee you're a hard one to pin down," said a lovely friend, who has been trying to secure a lunch date with me for the last few months. "I know, I'm truly sorry. I'd really like to get together, but it's been crazy busy ever since we got back from Budapest," I replied with a sigh. I can't help but feel a little guilty whenever I turn down an invitation, but I just love being at home, spending time with Peter and our nearest and dearest. I relish this opportunity to catch my breath [...]