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With the carefully balanced blend of spices, why not spice up an ordinary pancake mix for a special breakfast on those lazy mornings?

Bowls of coffee and ricotta hotcakes in Hobart, to oyster farming and cheese tasty on Bruny Island. This day was a hard one to beat.

After driving of Spirit of Tasmania, it was time for us to make our way down to Hobart. A few stops along the way including the Christmas Hills Berry Farm.

Another year has passed, and I’m apparently a year older according to the universe. Am I any wiser than this time last year? Who knows; let’s take a stab in the dark and say, yes.
I decided to make a stack of pancakes to celebrate, because why have cake when you can have pancakes?!

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.

I’ve wanted to make a puffed apple pancake for some years now. Not months. YEARS.

Yesterday I was determined to not wait any longer, and got to the task of making it in my new skillet. What a gorgeous way to start the day!

Not a breakfast for everyday, but these brownie batter pancakes are a sure fire winner!

Long weekends are made for spring cleaning, being lazy, and cooking! In Melbourne we will be having Tuesday off for the Melbourne Cup…. a horse race. Do I care about horse racing? Hells no! I do love the day off, and to extend my long weekend I have Monday off too… woot 4 day weekend!

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I’m nearly done sorting and recycling all my billions of cooking magazines I’ve been hoarding. Let me just say, it’s the best thing I’ve done for a while. I’m finding all these amazing recipes I forgot about (this one included) and making more space to store other random junk we have accumulated. I just have

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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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“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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