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Fennel, Orange & Salmon Bake

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I know one shouldn’t do this, but I frequently experiment with my new recipes on unsuspecting dinner guests. This may or may not put you off if I invite you for a meal but, in my defense, I’ve never had to throw the dinner out and order pizza. Neither have I had any gastric disasters [...]

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The KitchenAid Gourmet Summit Cookoff

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As I mentioned in my first post about my time at the KitchenAid Gourmet Summit, we spent a lot of time learning new cooking skills from the chefs at Enderun College. We honed those skills through three separate hands-on workshops, discovering some of the wonderful shortcuts the range of KitchenAid products offers, with a view [...]

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Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula – How Did I Miss This?

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I’m a frequent visitor to Melbourne. I used to live there and enjoy catching up with old friends when I can, all of whom live north of the river, so my trips south of the Yarra are infrequent. All that changed a few weeks back when I spent a few days on the Mornington Peninsula [...]

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A Canadian Lobster-palooza!

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You can’t visit the Atlantic Provinces of Canada without trying their amazing lobster – you just can’t!  Lobster is Canada’s most valuable seafood export and, while the vast majority of these go to the US, there was absolutely no shortage of this delicious crustacean for me to try while in Canada earlier this year. There [...]

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Kangaroo Island Shellfish – Get Them On Your Plate!

July 5, 2013

One of the joys of travel and visiting new places – whether that is in one’s own country or overseas – is discovering the local culinary treats and indulging in them. I have no compunction in planning my holiday destinations around culinary reputations and local foods are always my first point of call in any [...]

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Postcards from Victoria, Vancouver Island

June 2, 2013

Dear readers, you are always so tolerant of my sometimes wordy ramblings that I decided to give you all a bit of a break.  I had a great many pictures of this lovely region that I couldn’t fit in to my previous post on the city of Victoria, Vancouver Island, so I’ve decided to try [...]

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