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Our little blog is growing up – two years old today! We are still really enjoying blogging even if some ‘teething problems’ have meant that we are posting a little less frequently than we would like. Rest assured, we continue to eat out, cook and bake a lot, and just need to find some time to share […]

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Mr M and I are back from a fantastic break. The highlight of our eating while based in London was our lunch at the Fat Duck, but that epic post is still being finished. I thought that in the meantime I would run through some of the other gastronomic high points of our time in […]

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There’s a new food truck in town – Taco Truck Melbourne. Beatbox Kitchen have been around for a while, serving burgers and fries from their mobile food van. Tonight, Beatbox kitchen launched their new truck – Taco Truck! I was sitting on the tram, reading about this all unfolding on Twitter when I realised that said […]

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  This post has been brewing for a while. I thought it would be good to list a whole heap of gluten-free (GF) resources in the one place. Set out below are some starting points on cooking gluten-free (including some tables that identify gluten-free ingredients) and baking gluten-free. I’ve also included some links to gluten-free […]

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It is a great tragedy that we do not have a street food culture in Australia. On the other hand, it’s probably a good thing because this deficiency has kept me from being extremely overweight. I’ve been travelling around Thailand for the last ten days and have become an absolute street food glutton. Last night […]

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        A while ago I wrote about my search for the perfect bolognese recipe, which I admitted was still a work in progress. The bolognese recipe I put together was based on tips from chefs and cookbooks, I didn’t actually ask the person who had served me perfect bolognese for years – our friends’ grandmother, […]

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What a year it has been! Just over a year ago, Emily sent our technical expert Mr M an email, which in its entirety read as follows: Sas and I want to start a blog called “it pleases us”. Provide. And he did. We’ve had lots of fun over the last year sharing all kinds […]

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Last week, I attended Guy Mirabella’s cooking class at The Essential Ingredient. I trawled through the long list of classes for weeks before deciding this was the one for me. The main factor that won me over was that the class was ‘meat-free’, which meant I could eat everything. It also promised to be ‘garden-driven’. […]

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For Christmas last year I received a voucher from my in-laws for the Essential Ingredient Cooking School. It’s fair to say that I absolutely lost it when I was looking through the course guide and found a class hosted by Adriano Zumbo entitled ‘Pastry: Meringue to Macaron’. I immediately booked in and have been eagerly […]

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Saskia and I were very chuffed to be invited to attend a blogger’s session on the opening night of Taste of Melbourne. April has already posted a blow by blow account, so here are some of our highlights of the evening. We arrived to total chaos as the building had been evacuated after the fire […]

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