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In My Kitchen December 2014

07/12/2014 | By

Wine! Catlin's award-winning Montepulciano

Wine! Catlin’s award-winning Montepulciano

I love to have a poke around all of the other kitchens in Fig Jam and Lime Cordial‘s monthly roundup and, for those of you mildly curious about what I’m loving in my kitchen – here goes!

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Cookbooks for Christmas! Donna Hay’s “The New Easy” & Sophie Zalokar’s “Food of the Southern Forests”

05/12/2014 | By

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Lets face it – when all inspiration fails, a cookbook is the perfect fall-back gift to give any food lover in your life.

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Cookbook Reviews – A Modern Way to Eat & Through the Seasons

10/10/2014 | By

If there’s one thing that makes my heart beat a little faster it’s a new cookbook, so you can imagine how pleased I was to get home from my travels and find two of them waiting in the post for me! The first is from a very reliable favourite of mine, Annabel Langbein, and the second from someone new to me, the vegetarian cook Anna Jones.

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Cookbook Review – Stéphane Reynaud’s “Pies and Tarts”

13/06/2014 | By

The late Carl Sagan,  renowned American astronomer, astrophysicist and cosmologist once said that “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Well that’s a little too fundamental for a lazy cook like me, but with Stéphane Reynaud’s new book, “Pies and Tarts” (Murdoch Books), I have at last stepped away from the freezer and produced my own pâte feuilletée. Or puff pastry, as I like to call it.

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Cookbook Review – delicious. Spice, Slow & Indulge

02/05/2014 | By

These three little gems – the delicious. Spice, Slow and Indulge collection from ABC Books – arrived in my letter box just before Easter, in the same week as I received the brilliant KitchenAid Pasta Roller Set. The planets aligned, my cooking mojo was rising and the husband was away at the Byron Bay Blues Fest, leaving me with plenty of spare time, so both the books and the pasta rollers got a thorough workout!

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Cookbook Reviews – An Overdue Look at Some Inspiring Reads

24/03/2014 | By

It seems I’ve been so busy of late that I’ve neglected one of my favourite areas of food – cookbooks! I’ve amassed quite a little cache of them over the last few months and it’s time to take a look at a few of my favourites.

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