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In My Kitchen – August 2016

01/08/2016 | By

Some delicious local products and the golden promise of spring are in my kitchen at this chilly time of the year.

Some great local food products in my kitchen

One of the things not in my kitchen this month, again, has been me. I’ve been adventuring on Great Southern Rail‘s iconic train journey, the Indian Pacific – and loving it. But more about that later.

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Magimix Cook Expert – Product Review

25/07/2016 | By

The Magimix Cook Expert – raising the bar for the current crop of cook/processors.

The magimix cook expert with accessories

The Magimix Cook Expert comes with a full range of accessories, including a precise digital scale.

Almost 12 months ago I published one of my most popular posts – my review comparing the Thermomix and the KitchenAid Cook Processor. But that was before the Magimix Cook Expert came on the scene.

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Monterosso al Mare on Italy’s Cinque Terre

18/07/2016 | By

Some glimpses of Monterosso al Mare – an historic and charming little village which forms part of Italy’s beautiful Cinque Terre.

Sea wall monterosso

Monterosso al Mare is one of the five villages (along with Vernazza, Corniglia,  Manarola and Riomaggiore) which form part of the rugged coastal stretch on the Italian Riviera called the Cinque Terre, and the bloke and I stayed there with some friends for a couple of days last year.

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Great Wine Capitals of the World – Adelaide

15/07/2016 | By

Adelaide is officially designated as one of the Great Wine Capitals of the world – an exclusive & internationally noted network of elite wine regions.

Adelaide, one of the worlds great wine capitals

Sometimes we need reminding just how good we have it here in South Australia. Take our wine, for example.

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Psar Leu Market, Siem Reap

11/07/2016 | By

Lose a morning at the sprawling Psar Leu market in Siem Reap – an exciting spot for a truly authentic look at local daily life.

psar leu market flower seller

These blue flowers are used in cooking and tea.

A visit to local markets when travelling is one of the best ways to gain insight to everyday life, and nothing is more lively and vibrant than Asian markets. While in Siem Reap I spent a morning at Psar Leu market, the city’s largest.

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Cookbook Reviews – “Chocolate” & “Aimee’s Perfect Bake”

08/07/2016 | By

Two new cookbook reviews for a couple of books that were waiting for me when I arrived home from Cambodia – what perfect timing from Murdoch Books!

cookbook reviews, kirsten tibballs Chocolate

Recipes and images from Chocolate by Kirsten Tibballs (Murdoch Books) $49.99 available in all good bookstores and online

It’s been months since my last cookbook reviews and I’m back in the saddle with a couple of doozies from Murdoch Books.

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