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Spiced Gingersnap & Balsamic Rhubarb Cheesecake Jars

It’s rhubarb season in my corner of world right now. After passing over its crimson stalks at a many a farmer’s market, I finally decided to cook with rhubarb for the first time and do some recipe testing at the same time for an upcoming edition of my food and wine column over at Latte…

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Back to School 80s Beef Chow Mein

This week my Facebook feed has been overflowing up with pictures from my first time parent friends as their kids take the first step away from the nest and embark on the great adventure of life. This is me aged 5 ½ on my very first day at school in 1983 (you do the math)…

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Roast Pumpkin and Spiced Yoghurt

Roast Pumpkin with Pomegranate Syrup and Spiced Yoghurt

Happy New Year! I hope you had all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed the holidays. For me, I managed to lose track of the days for a little while which is always a sign of a great holiday. Long summer afternoons were spent with family in NSW and included a very special and rare…

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IMG_9908_FAXmas Candy Cane Ice Cream Cake

Xmas Candy Cane Ice Cream Cake

Yes indeed, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. It’s party season in my corner of the world – how about yours? I dreamt up this Christmas themed ice cream cake on one hot summer afternoon recently in Melbourne. It followed a rather trying attempt at shoe shopping in middle of the Christmas rush….

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Grandma's Mulberry Pie

A homemade movie about mulberry “backyard” pie

Back in October when I was in the thick of uni assignments and exams that I thought were never going to end, an unexpected gift dropped into my comments box. A simple message accompanied the gift. “I have a mulberry tree in the backyard and decided to cook a pie. I found this recipe and…

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