Julia Taylor

Cooking, baking, eating

Anything pertaining to food gives me immense joy, and absolutely stems from my voracious appetite as a child. I’ve always loved food and am constantly thinking about my next meal or planning exciting things to bake. Cooking for family and friends gives me the greatest joy, as does the ritual of sitting with loved ones and sharing a lovely meal. In today’s age of text, email, Twitter and Facebook – all of which I am guilty – it’s wonderful to enjoy real company.

Growing up, I remember intricate Sunday roasts with mountains of buttered, golden roast potatoes, real gravy, and the golden, burnished roast chicken. Horror and indignation is seared into my memory when I was presented with a cream cheese and corn relish sandwich for lunch in primary school. I’ve cooked success ful dinners and fantastic failures, but ‘eating’ is the common theme that threads throughout my life.

Today, as a grown-up, all genres and styles of food have a place in my kitchen. Kitsch, sop histicated, themed, celebratory, rustic, and simple food. The canvas of cultures in Australia is always inspirational, and I love French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Indian, Moroccan, and Turkish cuisine just to name a few.

My passion is encouraged by cooks, chefs and writers such as Nigella Lawson, Jamie Oliver, Maggie Beer, Sophie Dahl, Julia Child, family members and friends. A hand-me-down recipe is something to be treasured and valued as a small piece of history, and I will never part with my mother’s ancient Margaret Fulton cookbook with its binding in tatters and yellowed pages. I strive for more a more sustainable lifestyle, to grow all my own vegetables, and relish in the thought of stumbling upon “the perfect” meal in the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it side streets of Rome or the bustling brasseries of Paris. I would eat my way around the world if given the opportunity, and the list for my ‘last supper’ is laughably long.

The fundamental principle amongst all of my inspirations, friends, favourite books, restaurants and cafes is that they all insist on using fine produce. I firmly believe the end product is no better than the ingredients used, and I will never compromise.

Food is always a personal expression and mine aspires to be sincere, heartfelt and above all, always delicious.

Cheap Car Insurance Advice

Cheap Car Insurance Advice

Car insurance is one of the major costs associated with owning a car. This has led many motorists from all around the nation to look for ways to save money on their insurance costs. If you’re one of them, there are several things that you can do to find cheap Youi Car Insurance that still gives you adequate coverage.

Maintain a Good Driving Record and Credit History

When establishing how much you will pay for coverage, auto insurance providers take into account your overall driving history. This includes factors such as how long you’ve been driving for, any traffic tickets you may have received, whether you’ve had any convictions for serious traffic offenses, such as reckless driving, DUI, street racing or leaving the scene of an accident, whether you’ve ever had your driving license suspended or revoked, etc. Also included are any accidents you’ve been involved in, especially if you were found to be the responsible party.

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If getting cheap car insurance is your goal, you should drive safely and adhere to all traffic laws and regulations. This shows insurers that you represent less of a risk. In addition to your driving record, insurers in most states are allowed to check your credit history and use it when setting your premiums. This can make finding cheap car insurance harder if you have negative information on your credit report, such as credit accounts that are seriously passed due, a foreclosure or bankruptcy.

Ask Your Current Insurance Company for a Quote

If an insurance company that you use for home, boat or business insurance also offers auto insurance, don’t hesitate to ask them for a quote. Many motorists find cheap car insurance that way, as insurance firms will often give discounts to customers that already own an insurance product from them.

Carefully Consider the Level of Coverage You Need and the Deductible

When you shop for car insurance, you will get to select between policies that offer only liability coverage, as well as those that include collision or comprehensive coverage. If you opt for a collision or comprehensive policy, one way of getting cheap car insurance is to select the highest deductible you can afford.

Also consider whether you need comprehensive or collision coverage at all. If you’re insuring a used car that you don’t intend to keep for very long, these options may not be worth it.

Compare Quotes From Different Insurers

The Internet has made shopping for cheap car insurance a lot more convenient. There are many online services that let you input your information and receive quotes from several insurance providers at the same time. You will quickly see which company offers the most affordable coverage.

As there is likely over a dozen companies that you could do business with, you should make sure that you get quotes from all providers in your state. This gives you a higher chance of locating the cheap car insurance rates that you’re after.

Home Insurance Quote

Home Insurance Quote

People usually purchase insurance for their home to help reduce their out-of-pocket expense should something unexpected occur. Damage to a home through either personal theft or natural disaster could cost a homeowner thousands of dollars to correct. The premium paid on an insurance policy for the home is worth the peace of mind knowing that any unfortunate situation would not cost the homeowner all of their savings. A Youi Home and Contents Insurance quote is the best way to see how much the premium would cost. This quote is an estimate of the cost to cover the areas the home owner specifies. The more detailed the information given to the agency, the more accurate the home insurance quote.

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Most insurance agencies make it easy for homeowners to obtain a quote of what their monthly premium would be by providing convenient forms online. When looking to obtain a home insurance quote, homeowners could actually reduce the cost of their premium if their home qualified for the reductions. Basic reductions are given if people have safety features installed in their homes such as fire extinguishers or smoke alarms. Reductions are also given for installed security systems. If the homeowner already has existing insurance policies through the agency they could save money through a multi-policy discount. A home located in a low crime area will also have a lower monthly premium than one located in an area where the crime rate is high.

There are a number of factors that should be considered before purchasing insurance on a home. One of the advantages to obtaining a home insurance quote online is the ability to compare prices between agencies as well as between policies. The more things covered in a policy the higher the cost. Most people want to protect the investment they have in their home by adding on a lot of items that fall under the heading of natural disasters. The most common type of natural disasters are wind, hail and flood damage. To obtain the most accurate home insurance quote it is best to include only the natural disasters that would actually apply to where the home is located.