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Cheeky and Chunky Roast Beetroot and Walnut Dip

Being fifty-something, I’ve got several decades worth of tinned/canned beetroot under my belt. It’s only in the last couple of years that I’ve learned to love fresh beetroot, gathered in glorious crimson-bottomed verdant-topped bouquets at the local farmers’ markets. I’ve even explored the beetroot’s lesser-known (but in some ways prettier) cousin, the choggia. And …… Continue reading Cheeky and Chunky Roast Beetroot and Walnut Dip

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Hello Circolo! – review of my new coffee machine

You might already know of my on-again off-again relationship with my boomerang coffee machine … I blogged about it over here. No wonder I was thrilled when Nescafé sent me a Dolce Gusto Circolo coffee machine as part of my prize for winning the 2014 Eat Drink Blog Writing Competition for Australian food bloggers. So thrilled, that… Continue reading Hello Circolo! – review of my new coffee machine

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Kale Puttanesca (when life hands you kale)

Being fifty-something, I’ve seen the rise and fall of many a fad “super food”. It seems that just as I’m ready to surrender to a culinary trend,  a barrage of de-bunking articles hits the interwebs and I’m left with a not-so-super food to contemplate. Not so with kale. It seems to be standing the test of time. I’ve… Continue reading Kale Puttanesca (when life hands you kale)

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Jae’s Date and Almond Meringue Torte (for Father’s Day’s sake)

Today is Father’s Day in my part of the world, and almost 25 years to the day since my dad died. Inside I ached and reminisced, running my mind’s melancholy movie reel of that godawful time. Outwardly, I was swept up into family celebrations for the other fabulous fathers around me. Twixt the laughter and chatter, memories… Continue reading Jae’s Date and Almond Meringue Torte (for Father’s Day’s sake)

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The good, the bad and the brilliant [1 September 2014]

A (roughly) weekly round-up of what’s got in my head, up my nose and in my heart. THE GOOD My friend Prue grows perfect lemons. Yes, they’re perfectly perfect … for juicing, for zesting, for slicing. They’re a lovely deep saffron colour and the skin is thin – you get to the flesh fast. Prue’s… Continue reading The good, the bad and the brilliant [1 September 2014]

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There’s someone living in my kitchen …

There’s someone living in my kitchen. She tucks herself away at the back of the countertop. She’s shy and unassuming (so no photos). She burps a lot. And farts. I met her about seven weeks ago. Well, I didn’t really meet her. I made her. Just as Doctor Frankenstein created his monster, I created my… Continue reading There’s someone living in my kitchen …