The photo you have used here, Vee, I took the same photo off, at SxS in Sydney, about 3 years ago! We go to have a look every year. It's just wonderful, & I take about 105 photos every year, & do nothing with them afterwards!
Hi Vee, I've only just found your question 2 me! (20/4/18) It's Sculpture by the Sea. Showing between Oct/Nov for about 3 weeks, & it's on the Bondi to Tamarama walk. (Sorry, I can't even spell the suburb!) But if you look it up, you'll see some of the works. I've only missed it twice in the it's 21 year history. It's also shown in Perth, on a beach starting with C! Some are the same works, other pieces are not.
I have always been a 'creative' cook,mas opposed to always following recipes!! Even when I have used recipes,I've always changed them in some way. This has a great deal with how and why my son became a chef,I'm sure!! I live alone now ,and do not experiment as much now,but my meals are always that little bit different so I do enjoy both the cooking and the eating!!!
I love to cook and do enjoy experimenting. I have a good balance between making the same old and creating new things. It also depends on time and budget. I tend to do the same old things when money and/or time is tight, and enjoy experimenting when I've got a bit more flexibility with both.
I used to be very experimental in my cooking, years' ago, but not so much nowadays.
With the cold weather, I've a new fave recipe of 'Snag Casserole'!
For this, those pre-cut carrot, & cabbage packs are perfect!
Sometimes have as 'Devilled', or 'Curried'.
Total dish gives me two full meals, & a soup on third night, so pretty cheap, but filling meal!
I usually use a recipe as a rough guide. I have some favourites that I fall back on and they can vary each time I do them. I am a creative cook and will incorporate new ingredients as I can.
Recently I have been busy creating art and found I was getting boring with my cooking. I have been buying a box ( Hello Fresh) with the ingredients for three meals for two people. I have been trying lots of things I haven't cooked before. I notice my own recipes tend to be one or two pot recipes, but the ones in the box may be convenient but there is a lot of clean up at the end. I get vegetarian box and try to follow the recipe closely, with only a few substitutions.