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Dukkah Chicken Bites – Easy Entertainment Food

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I’m not sure how you feel about what goes on behind closed doors in your pantry or kitchen cupboards, but I know that my pantry  can be a place of mystery and intrigue. My pantry-room is quite large and this is not necessarily an asset. There are dark corners of it which have become repositories [...]

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Chicken, Leek, Fig and Fennel Ragout – a Winter Solstice Celebration

June 24, 2013

Winter has been nipping at our heels in the Adelaide Hills of late, with a notable sartorial focus being placed by the locals on fleecy track pants, flannelette pyjamas, fluffy slippers or uggies and woolly hats.  This is a time of the year when comfort takes precedence over elegance (for anyone over the age of [...]

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Meet Your Maker – South Australia’s Thistle Be Good & its Creator Jacqui Good

April 16, 2013

There are days when even a domestic goddess such as my humble self struggles for the inspiration and motivation to put a meal on the table.  I enjoy cooking – no, really, I do – but the mind-crushing tedium of deciding what to cook every, single, bloody, night really burns my biscuits sometimes.  The best [...]

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A Little Moroccan Magic – Chicken Tagine

December 3, 2012

I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to travel a little over the last few years.  As we bid farewell to school fees (one more year, but who’s counting),  school books, uniform costs, dependent offspring and their associated expenses, both The Husband and I hope to be able to do include quite a bit more [...]

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Vancouver – Here I Come!

January 9, 2012

  Full moon over Vancouver – Image by Thom Quine (Wikimedia Commons) Excitement levels and blood pressure are rising in our house as it is only three more sleeps until I take off with my eldest daughter, the Cupcake Queen, for Vancouver to pick up the youngest from her student exchange.  After spending a few [...]

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Surfeited with honey – Honey Orange Chicken with Ras el Hanout

September 23, 2011

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins”  Swinburne For quite a lot of Australians the transition between seasons can slip past without a great deal of notice as the climate in large parts of the country is very mild for most of the year.  Here in the Adelaide Hills this is not the case, though.  Summer [...]

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