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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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Roast Lamb Meal Makeover with An Honest Kitchen – A Guest Post

June 11, 2013

I’m trying something a little different today and introducing you to a couple of ladies who share my interests in good food, easily prepared, with maximum impact – both in taste and nutrition.  Nutritionist Kathryn Elliot and her friend, photographer and recipe developer Lucinda Dodds, combine their skills and talents in An Honest Kitchen, a [...]

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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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Seasonal Secrets – Spring farmers market bounty

October 11, 2011

Spring – it’s everyone’s favourite time of the year surely?!  We all perk up a bit after huddling round the fire for months, shed a layer or two of clothing (and of fat, if we can) and cast a glad eye over the fruit and vegetable stalls at the markets as the new seasons produce [...]

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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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