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Layered Summer Berry Pavlova

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Happy New Year to you all!  May 2014 be your best year on this large gassy planet that is hurling it’s way through space Let’s start the year off with this triple decker pavlova that mated with a fruit shop. I made a double decker version for Christmas Day, and it was well received by […]

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Wine Food Farmgate

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Wine Food Farmgate is a program recently launched in the Mornington Peninsula region to help visitors discover hidden food and wine spots down the country lanes. They can discover artisan producers, taste a range of produce, meet the growers, connect with hatted chefs and award winning wine makers. I recently spent a weekend down on […]

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Pavlova

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I baked and created a few things for Billy‘s food styling workshop. He requested a pavlova for us to style. I couldn’t let the guy down, but I was freaking out as the only pav I made had a big hole in the middle and I filled it […]

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Yoghurt and Berry Cake with Elderflower Syrup

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Do you know what my favourite ingredient in cakes is recently? No, it’s not chocolate. It’s not pop rocks. It’s not even peanut butter. It’s yoghurt. There is something about yoghurt that makes the texture of a cake so smooth, light and keeps it (here comes that word everyone hates)… it keeps the cake *moist*. […]

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No. 8 By John Lawson

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No. 8 is one of those restaurants I have always walked past at Crown, wondering what it was like inside. My parents had been there a few years ago and raved about how good it was, which made me want to go even more. Executive Chef, John Lawson uses traditional cooking techniques, contemporary combinations of […]

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Friands

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It’s no secret I like to bake. The people are work are getting to know this too. I would be baking tonight… well the night is still young, I still MIGHT bake.  A few weeks ago, I made a double batch of Bill Granger’s friands to use up some eggs. When making the second batch […]

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Dairy Farmers Thick & Creamy

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This post is sponsored by Nuffnang.  Only pictures can show you how gorgeous the brunch for Dairy Farmers Thick & Creamy yoghurt launch at Collingwood Children’s Farm was. It was like a wedding: gorgeous long tables, fragrant colourful flowers, stunning looking food. We were spoilt for choice! We couldn’t have asked for a better day […]

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Barley Pancakes

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An ingredient I’ve seen in a lot of cooking magazines lately is pearl barley. It can be used in salads, soups, and stews. I found an interesting recipe to use it in pancakes so thought it was worth a try.  Pearl barley is barley processed to remove its hull and bran. It cooks faster and […]

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Coco-Nutty Granola

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When I was a wee lass, I would eat my coco pops, no milk (oh how I hated soggy coco pops), at the table whilst watching my favourite cartoons; The Flintstones and The Jetsons. Like most kids, I would forget to eat whilst watching TV, and Mum would often chime in reminding me I had […]

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101 Reasons Why YOU Need A Skillet

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Ok, maybe not 101 reasons, I don’t have time to list them all. In fact I didn’t even have enough time to do all the recipes I wanted to before I put this post up, but if you’ve ever been on Pinterest, you’ll know skillets are so hot right now!  A cast iron skillet has […]

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