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Monthly Archive for December, 2010

Summer Holidays!

Finally the year is drawing to a close and it’s time to relax and unwind. Saskia is currently traipsing around India and Sri Lanka (and I’m told, taking lots of food photos for later blog posts) and I’m heading off to the seaside. The blog will be on a bit of a hiatus, but don’t worry […]

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                     Mince pies. The pinnacle of my Christmas baking this year and also the most controversial (I never realised so many people hated them!). I have never attempted to make mince pies before, but it was time to try as I was sick of seeing them in the stores and being unable to eat them […]

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     I love brandy butter. It is a must have on a Christmas pudding and pretty delicious with some mince tarts too. Last year I clipped a gorgeous looking recipe from Australian Gourmet Traveller for a whipped brandy butter. While I ran out of time to make it last year, I made sure it was […]

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Hello blogosphere! Apologies for my recent lack of posting – this time of year has been just that little too busy on the socialising and cooking front! But thankfully, some of that cooking has been wonderfully festive, so I thought I better blog some of these delicious little treats before Christmas is over. For the […]

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                I have been meaning to visit Charcoal Lane for some time, particularly since I met chef Damien Styles at Taste of Melbourne and got to sample a little of his food. The restaurant is run by Mission Australia and provides work experience and training to Aboriginal and disadvantaged […]

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A few months ago I was feeling pretty rough.  After a few doctor visits and several needle jabs, I discovered that my iron levels were severely lacking. Ever since then, I’ve been trying to incorporate more iron into my diet. A friend of mine makes these fab little tahini balls which are packed full of iron […]

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  While we were in Noosa, we wanted to try something different from our standard fare of Bistro C lunches and a special meal at Spirit House or Wasabi. Embassy XO was suggested as somewhere new to try. Embassy XO is part of the new XO Group at Sunshine Beach, which comprises the XO Bistro Wine […]

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