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Sometimes things look prettier than they taste. This is one of those things. And in case you think things are always smooth sailing in my kitchen, you are wrong! These unfortunately looked prettier than they tasted, but a few tweaks and it will be gorgeous.

What am I currently obsessed with?

• Lime
• Pomegranate
• Hot Sauce
• Mint

One of my favourite memories of work, was taking this tart in after we had a Mexican feast. This tart packs an alcoholic punch! Needless to say, we were pretty jolly for the rest of the day!!

This dish from Jamie’s 15 minute meals IS as good as it looks. As goes with most of Jamie’s 15 minute meals, it takes more like 30 minutes, but if you make this every week, I’m sure you could have it down in 15 minutes no problems.

It looks great at tastes fantastic!

Cocktails, mocktails, make them all with Bickford’s Premium Super Fruit Juices! This post has 6 recipes for you to try with the large variety of juices on offer.

Two of my good friends from the blogging world get hitched, and I help make their wedding cake buffet!

If you are on a strict diet, look away…. I was luckily enough to be one of the lucky tweeters when the call for people to sample the new desserts from my favourite place in town went out. Along with other passionate foodies, we indulged in the lastest creations from super couple Bernard and Yen

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This post would have been up earlier this week, but I’ve been watching Go Back To Where You Came from on SBS after dinner, and it’s what reality TV is meant to be. I’ve been left feeling a little jilted after watching, and not been able to really concentrate on much else. Did you watch

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Melbourne’s answer to Adriano Zumbo? I’ve not been to Zumbo in Sydney… YET. But I’ve seen enough to think when Zumbo finally opens in Melbourne he may just have a bit of competition. Lux Bite is a cute little cafe with gorgeous looking desserts with quirky names. The staff are extremely friendly, and their enthusiasm

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At the last cooking the books feast, I suggested a Nigella Lawson book, after we decided we didn’t want to do Bourke Street Bakery. Agnes flicked through a few of Nigella’s books that were in Cherrie’s collection, and we decided on her latest book, Kitchen. ALTHOUGH…. as I began to do this post, I noticed

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We love chicken at our place. So any variation that sounds good, and looks good in the cookbook, I flag and hope to try one day. Bill Granger came off the bookshelf this time around, and we tried the combination of lime, paprika and honey. It was a very simple recipe to follow, and because

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My favorite fruit would have to be mango. Although coming in close behind are now lychees. Mum bought some good looking mangoes last week, but when we ate one we were rather disappointed. The texture felt funny, and it wasn’t that sweet. So I did what I usually do with fruit that isn’t that fantastic

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I made 2 of these on Wednesday night do de-virginize mum’s new KitchenAid mixer! Very light and fluffy, everyone in the office and at my aunty’s birthday party loved it! The icing has a nice tang that compliments the cake. 200g macadamia nuts 40g self-raising flour a pinch of salt 6 eggs, separated 165g sugar

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