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I had seen these cute little packaged cookies on one of my countless times to the grocery store. I nearly bought them a few times, but didn’t, as I thought I’d be a god girl and get fruit instead. But I tell you what, life is too short, and cookies must be enjoyed! My all

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When Daniel from Goldfields Pork contacted me about trying some pork, I umm-ed and ahh-ed for a while. I sent him back a few questions about the wee little piggies and their welfare, as after seeing Food Inc. I’m more concerned where and how my food is produced. This is the reply I got: Here’s

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This post is sponsored by Nuffnang and Cadbury For as long as I can remember, I have loved chocolate. I can’t remember my first bite, I was too young to remember. The earliest memory of chocolate I have, is when Mum used to meet me at school and we would walk home together. She would usually

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So I’ve got a collection of growing pre-made sauces I’ve collected from show bags at various food and wine festivals. I don’t usually like to use them as I prefer to make things myself, that why I can flavour them to my liking, and more importantly, I know what it’s the sauce. So on a

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Ever since I started liking chai, the name Bondi Chai has been mentioned many times. Figuring it was only something limited to Sydney people, I moved on with my life. I should have just taken 2 seconds to look at their website to see that they are stocked nationwide! Bondi Chai is Australian’s only Gold

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Psssst!! Just thought you should all know, Penny from Jeroxie Addictive and Consuming , is giving away 8 bottles of Cobram Estate‘s new Manzanillo Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You should go over there and enter right away! I was lucky enough to score a bottle from her shipment and she asked me to try out

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“Crafted in the French village of Biars, Bonne Maman – which translates to grandmother in French – embodies the tenderness and generosity of home cooking, bringing alive the sweet emotion of long forgotten childhood memories. Prepared using old fashioned methods and all natural ingredients, Bonne Maman is made with only the highest quality fruit. Each

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This post was sponsored by Nuffnang Being a food blogger generally means lugging your camera everywhere you go, in case you eat something worth blogging about. The amount of times I’ve been out and forgot my camera is just disgraceful. Having a DSLR camera with different lenses and tripod, all fit into a bag, PLUS carrying

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The very first time I tried chai many years ago, I hated it. The truth was, it was one of those instant ones you get at the supermarket so it wasn’t bound to be the best. Now, I’ll have a chai latte most days at work, or when I go out, chai is becoming one

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This funky invitation arrived in my inbox and it sounded like a fantastic event! There were so many things that made me squeal with excitement: – St Ali; I’ve never been but heard amazing things. I had experienced Outpost (St.Ali’s sister cafe) as it was near my old work – Cocktails by Der Raum; I

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It’s a slogan that’s been going on for yonks, and still rings true. I was offered to sample the new sweet potato chips from McCain. Since I have a love for sweet potato chips, this seemed like a delicious offer. The chips come in two varieties; crinkle cut and thin cut. I took the crinkle

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Let’s talk tuna. If you don’t want to talk tuna…. maybe go find something else to do, cos I’m about to talk tuna, and nothing but tuna. So I was asked to sample the new range of tuna from Sirena. I had used Sirena tuna before in my cooking, so there was no hesitation when

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When offered to try the new Baker’s Delight white chocolate and passionfruit scones, I jumped at the opportunity. I had first been introduced to the scones from Baker’s Delight when I did a 6 week contract at BIC by the staff there. My favorites became the white chocolate and berry, as well as the chocolate

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Hamsley and I decided to take a break from all the moving stress and took a Sunday morning trip down to the Flemington craft market on Sunday. We were hoping to go back to the Healesville market or even the Mornington market, but they weren’t on; thus us ending up checking out the Flemington market

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It’s been about a month since I received some Green & Black’s chocolate to try. But since I’d been seriously overworked and over committed socially, I had absolutely no time to try it or bake with it.   Now that life has calmed down a little, I have made trying this chocolate a priority. Which

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I thought I’d better try one of the recipes Emma sent to me with the Green & Black’s chocolate. It was either this recipe of the white and dark chocolate mousse; but considering I didn’t have any white chocolate, cookies it was.   I didn’t have any wholemeal self raising flour, so I just used

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Apologies to Erin who sent me out this Pearl Couscous to me to try last month! I have been meaning to blog about it sooner, but I have been swept off my feet with so many other things, I haven’t had a chance to enter the kitchen. But I finally made some time, and cooked

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When I was contacted by Linsday to see if I wanted to try POM juice I snapped up the opportunity as I had heard people talking about it, and I had seen it in the supermarket in it’s sexy, curvaceous bottle. POM can be used in cocktails, mocktails, and cooking. I didn’t know this when

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So I went out to the Yarra Valley region again, to check out some of the local markets. I will be blogging about them at a later date; but I thought I’d just blog about some amazing fudge first. I was busy snapping away at the Healesville market. I arrived at a good looking stall

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You’ve all heard of love at first sight haven’t you? I was totally in love when I first saw this product: The lovely Kim from Fully Baked contacted me to see if I was interested in giving the BeaterBlade+ a test run, as they were launching the product to the Australian and New Zealand market.

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ANOTHER ricotta recipe? Yes. And trust me, there will be at least 1 more after this one! Using Perfect Italiano Ricotta! Look in the background of this cheese photo and you will see what my crepes were meant to look like. Look below and you can see some not so photogenic crepes. However, they were

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The awesome people at Perfect Italiano cheese sent me out quite a massive amount of ricotta and mozzarella to try out. I have been using their grated Parmesan for quite a while now, so I had no hesitations when they asked me if I wanted to try some of their other cheeses. There is quite

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