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Willunga Almonds – Book Review

13/01/2017 | By

The delightful new book from Wakefield Press, Willunga Almonds by Helen Bennetts, is a great look at the history of almonds in South Australia.

Helen Bennetts new book, Willunga Almonds

Readers who follow my Facebook page will recently have seen a very rare photo of me, taken at the launch of a new South Australian food book, Willunga Almonds (Wakefield Press), by Helen Bennetts. 

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Merry Christmas From Lambs Ears and Honey

23/12/2016 | By

Wishing all of my readers a merry Christmas and safe holiday break. Thanks for hanging with me this year – and I do hope you’ll join me in new adventures in 2017.

merry christmas from Lambs Ears and Honey

Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Hello and merry Christmas Dearest Reader – it’s that time of year again.

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#Cook For Syria

19/12/2016 | By

We can’t stop the horrors currently occurring in Syria, but with #Cook For Syria, we can help preserve a significant cuisine .

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We’re on the downhill run to Christmas now, with the silly season in full swing. 

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The 2016 Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

16/12/2016 | By

The Symposium of Australian Gastronomy was first held in Adelaide in 1984. This year I attended as it came of age in Melbourne.

Symposium of Australian Gastronomy - madeleines & lamingtons for morning tea

What do Australian food thinkers have for morning tea? Madeleines & lamingtons, of course! (See Proust.)

On the first weekend in December this year I beetled over to Melbourne to attend a feast for both my brain and belly –  the 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

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Postcards from Angkor Wat

12/12/2016 | By

The ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat is huge. While I didn’t get to all of it, please enjoy some of my postcards from this important site. 

Sunset at angkor wat's phnom krom

Sunset at Phnom Krom, part of the extensive Angkor Wat sites.

When I was in Siem Reap a few months back, a news article announced that the already-pretty-amazing temple complex of Angkor Wat was, in fact, far more extensive than previously thought. 

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Pistachio Ice Cream

09/12/2016 | By

My pistachio ice cream is the perfect shade of green for the Christmas dessert selection. Use my pistachio paste recipe to whip this up quickly at home.

home made pistachio ice cream

A couple of weeks back I shared my recipe for pistachio paste with you. 

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