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Cookbook Reviews – Two Great New Titles To Get Your Hands On

23/09/2016 | By

Two new cookbook reviews from Murdoch Books – Check out “The Dinner Ladies” and “Ferment Pickle Dry” & let loose your inner domestic goddess.

the dinner ladies - cookbook reviews

My kids are (more or less) independent now, but I can well remember the years when we had after-school commitments every single night of the week. 

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Lambs’ Ears Takes a Vacation

19/09/2016 | By

I’m off to the Italian sunshine for a vacation, but  you can (virtually) come too!

Vacation time for Lambs' Ears

By the time you see this post, dear reader, I’ll be winging my way back to Italy for a well-earned vacation. 

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The Bee Friendly Garden – You Can Help Bees Thrive

16/09/2016 | By

Not all of us can keep bees, but “The Bee Friendly Garden” by Doug Purdie shows us how we can all help our most important pollinators to thrive.

Doug Purdie's "The Bee Friendly Garden"

Earlier this year a friend of mine wandered out into her large garden and was met by a horrifying sight.

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Great Train Journeys – Life Onboard the Indian Pacific

12/09/2016 | By

The excellent food, drink and facilities onboard the Indian Pacific are a high point of this epic 4,352 km long trans-continental trip.

Queen Adelaide onboard rthe indian pacific

A few weeks back I shared some of the wonderful off-train experiences that are available for passengers on the Indian Pacific, one of the great train journeys of the world. 

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Kickstart for Kids Breakfast Program

09/09/2016 | By

Kickstart for Kids provides breakfast & lunch for the 1,000’s of disadvantaged small Australian children who go to school hungry. YOU can make a difference in their day.

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Before I sat down to write this post today I made sure my brain was switched on and fueled up by having breakfast – nothing flash, just some Weetbix with skim milk and a couple of cups of tea. 

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In My Kitchen – September 2016

02/09/2016 | By

I’m enjoying more cookbooks & some great local beverages in my kitchen this month. What’s in yours?

cookbooks in my kitchen

I’ve been a little spoiled in the last few weeks, so have some lovely local produce and a new pile of cookbooks in my kitchen this month. 

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