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Monthly Archives: December 2014


Theme 7: Celebration Cookbook Used: Food We Love Author: Australian Women’s Weekly Fortnights are going too quickly and I’m overdue for the celebration theme. Who doesn’t think cake when they think celebration? I was however going to go with a French onion soup for something different, as my Mum would sometimes cook it when she

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You! Yes, you! You need to get these corn fritters with paprikannaise (smoked paprika + mayonnaise = a whole world of awesome you didn’t know existed) in your belly… STAT! Like Like can lead to Love… Also Recommended Jazz Apple Tart Sizzling Beef Steak, Hoi Sin Prawn & Noodle Bowls Smoked Trout Fried Rice with

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Bet you’re thinking I’ve gone and put the wrong picture on this post… I’m meant to be blabbing on about pecans and here is a picture of a burger with wedges…. right? I’ll be honest, pecans never used to be a nut I was interested in. I was a pistachio, peanut, cashew kinda gal. But

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I saw the recipe for this on one of Nigella’s shows, where she uses a whole bottle of Riesling. Hamsley loves coq au vin, and will often request it from time to time; but this seemed like a much quicker and easier alternative. I cooked it on the Sunday and reheated it on the Monday

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I was lucky enough to be invited into the kitchen at Bakers Delight Carnegie to get a hands on experience on what goes into making their famous hot cross buns (or bums as I like to call them). I’ve always been a fan of Bakers Delight, from their ham and mayo twirls, pizzas, crunchy rolls,

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I must admit, I thought this book would just be like one of those other ones I’ve seen; country style cooking with waffly stories and recipes I’d never try. Hardie Grant the publishers offered to send me a copy, and boy was I glad they did. On closer inspection, Audrey Gordon is actually Heidi Arena,

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We somehow got into the bad habit of not eating breakfast on the weekend and just having a fairly average lunch. I decided that enough of bad habits, it’s time we turned ourselves around. After eating such a good breakfast, I felt so good for the rest of the day. It was so filling and

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Theme 6: American Cookbook Used: Nigella Express Author: Nigella Lawson I was so sure I’d be cooking from Jamie’s America or the New Orleans cookbook my aunty gave me. I was also certain I was going to be doing ribs, but bought spare ribs instead of rack ribs… doh. I was also running low on

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Thanks again to the lovely Penny for hosting the International Incident Party. I forgot about the cooking party for a while there, but I’m hopefully back for good. Ahhhhh nostalgia! I managed to fill a whole page with meals I loved growing up. I always think back to eating noodles at my aunty/godmother’s house. She

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I think there is a pulled pork craze going on in the blogasphere. I’d been wanting to make mine for months and finally got around to it on the long weekend. I was going to go with Chocolate Suze’s recipe, or Hamish’s recipe.. but something told me to do this random recipe I found on

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I was somehow lucky enough to score an invitation to a once in a lifetime dining experience at the historic Werribee Mansion, as well as stay a night at the amazing Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park. Formerly St Joseph’s Seminary, created by the Corpus Christi College in 1926. Special permission was granted to

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I’ve been neglecting my RSS feeds lately… it’s in the thousands. I randomly opened a few the other day and saw these coca-cola cupcakes on Patent And the Pantry’s blog and new I had to make them ASAP! I saw the pictures and description and didn’t need anymore prompting. When reading the post after consuming

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SBS is my go-to channel when I’m watching cooking shows. I’ve been a long time fan of Maeve O’Meara and Food Safari, recently Adriano Zumbo’s show, Luke Ngyuen, and many others. So I was excited to apart of their first ever Food Journey Festival. It was a cultural festival, including food from all corners of

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Theme 5: Outdoors Cookbook Used: Snowflakes and Schnapps Author: Jane Lawson Outdoors. A theme that stumped me. It’s not a complex theme, I flicked through picnic cookbooks and the like but wasn’t inspired by any of them. I tweeted what to do, and someone (I can’t remember who, sorry!) suggested I make s’mores. For you

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Still channeling my inner Nigella, it was time for some steak! Whilst wracking my brains thinking of what to serve with the steak, I remembered seeing her recipes for rapid roastini on a different show to the steak and had to find the recipe; even though I knew it was basically pan fried gnocchi. I

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So I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I hardly dine out these days. Sad I know. I am saving some money now that I’ve cut back on dining out and cookbook purchases; however my list of places to go to and books to buy is getting bigger by the day. It was time I

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This post is sponsored by Nuffnang. This post will be short and sweet; just like making my favourite beef salad. Despite my love of blogging, it’s been a long day, and well I want to do other stuff too, like save the world in Little Big Planet, bake, or even watch grass grow. This applies

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