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An interactive night hosted by Grey Goose Vodka, held at Saint Crispin. A night to immerse and awaken the senses, by exploring sweet, sour and bitter. Creating bespoke cocktails, and drinking creative concoctions made by the Grey Goose team.


This recipe for Sardine Bruschetta is so good it might literally take you to Spain and back. Give it a go, share your results and enter the competition to win a trip.


A light, easy risotto made with quinoa. Perfect for the Summer months, extremely tasty and won’t leave you feeling heavy or bloated.


When it comes to all things breakfast/brunch, Shakshuka is the new black. Everyone is doing it, and you should totally follow suit.

Definitely a warming dish, full of flavour. Fun to eat on your own or share a big one with friends.


Ruth from Gourmet Girlfriend has started a no knead bread revolution. I gave it a go, and you should too!


Here’s another awesome dish for you to try. Easy, tasty and looks fancy…. and if you don’t take the seeds out of your chilli… extra spicy!


I can’t tell you how amazeballs this dish is. It’s saucy, it’s comforting, and just oh my gawd so perfect!


All my favourite things: pasta, tomato based sauce, prawns and chorizo, all come together in the one dish.


If you want to get cooking on the weekend for a special breakfast, here’s a couple of recipes to inspire you!


Every time I watch a show that shows Singapore chilli crab, I salivate and dream I could be bothered cooking up crab at home. I found a cheaper, easier… most likely less authentic, but still super delicious and easy to make alternative. I picked up a bag of frozen de-shelled prawns at Colonial Fruit Market

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So readers, who else is on a health kick? I know quite a few of us food bloggers are trying to lose our blogger weight… me personally, my goal is to lose around 3okg. I know it sounds like a lot, and I haven’t gained all 30kgs in the space of blogging. So the goal

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It’s that time of year again folks. The time where you look for recipes that won’t add more to your spare tyre situation you accumulated during the winter time. This recipe is the recipe for you! Easy to make, will please just about anyone, and it’s damn, damn delicious! Mez from Blithely Unaware had been

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I had been reading a few blog posts lately on people dining at Mart 130. It looked like a cute place to dine at, and the dishes people were eating looked fantastic. After reading Agnes’ post and seeing the corn fritters for the 50th time, and after much talk that it had won breakfast of

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Well, what a weekend. Lisa asked me if I wanted to team up and recreate Heston’s perfect baked Alaska. I’m not sure what sparked it, but I think it was the baked Alaska on Masterchef and many tweets, that prompted it. And if that wasn’t enough, we decided we would also attempt Heston’s perfect burger

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Cherrie recently dubbed me the meatball queen, to which I am honored to hold such a title 😛 I have made meatballs for every Cooking The Books we have done (wontons count as meatballs, they are meatballs wrapped in wonton skin!). I haven’t really made that many meatball recipes at home this year though, and

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Theme 8: Eggs Cookbook Used: Eating Together Author: Australian Women’s Weekly I finally got struck down with man flu that has been lurking around, and have been feeling rather sad and sorry for myself lately. Have been resting, guzzling juice, and pretty much living under the doonah. Got Hamsley to do dinner a few nights

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Mum and I have to agree, the Australian BBC Good Food magazine is probably the best food magazine I subscribe to. The latest issue (March 2011) has so many recipes I want to make. I’ve already made a few, so when stumped with what to make for dinner this week, I turned to the magazine

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Hope you all had a great Christmas and have hit up the sales like I have! I’m still festively swollen around my mid section so will be looking like a stuffed turkey on the beach later this week. I thought I’d have more energy to blog now that I’m on holidays, but I’m still trying

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My lovely friend Miss A had told me on numerous occasions how delicious this super easy pasta with chorizo was. Her mum makes it for her family, and Miss A even made it a few times too, and she doesn’t tend to do a lot of cooking (which is changing, and her cookbook collection is

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 Week 39 Theme: TV Chefs Cookbook Used: Bill’s Basics Author: Bill Granger Bill Granger’s new book is out, and of course, being the cookbook addict that I am, I just had to purchase it. I have all of his other books and consult them quite regularly. The first recipe that caught my eye was this

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The frequent readers of this blog are aware of 3 things I ❤; chocolate, ribs and meatballs. I have been starting to sort through my cookbooks as I meal plan what we are going to eat for the week. I have come across MANY meatball recipes that stop me in my tracks. I was even

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Having looked at recipes for lamb shanks for as long as I’ve had this blog, I decided it was about time I made them. I picked up 4 for $16 on a trip to the South Melbourne market, as well as a variety of other ingredients I needed to make this recipe. I chose this

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Woot! I’m back baby! Picked up my laptop from the apple store today after hearing good news from Genius Simon that it was back up and running. I’ve been trying a whole lot of recipes from the Masterchef website. Not always the ones they feature on the show, but also the ones the sponsors put

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We are trying to empty the meat from Hamsley’s freezer before the move. This weekend he pulled out 1kg of turkey mince for me to cook with. I’d never used turkey mince before, but Hamsley suggested a turkey pasta as his housemate had a recipe for it in the kitchen. I went to check it

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Week 22 Theme: Red Cookbook Used: Margaret Fulton’s Kitchen Author: Margaret Fulton This week’s cookbook challenge almost didn’t happen. Hamsley and I have been busy looking at places to live, and buying stuff for the move. This week was full of pushy real estate agents and it all became very draining; I just wasn’t in

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