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Fresh Strawberries – Cut Them Up, Don’t Cut Them Out!

21/09/2018 | By

Celebrate the warmer weather by adding new season fresh strawberries to your menus – ‘cut them up, don’t cut them out’ and support our strawberry growers!

cut them up, don't cut them out - strawberries

It’s been a bugger of a week for Australian strawberry growers. 

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Home-Made Tomato Sauce – Too Easy!

07/04/2017 | By

As the last of the summer fruit shows up in the stores, it’s time to grab some inexpensive, over-ripe tomatoes & whip up your own home-made tomato sauce.

home-made tomato sauce

Well the new kitchen is up and running, albeit with raw, scarred walls where the old tiles were removed, which is pretty ugly – so I have no update on these images just yet (except for a tiny hint I shared on Instagram last week).

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Homemade Pistachio Paste

18/11/2016 | By

Pistachio paste is utterly heavenly – and so are the prices of the commercial stuff. Make it yourself at home with the Magimix Cook Expert! (Traditional cooking method included, too.)

pistachio paste pistachios

Pistachio paste is a deliciously addictive, but pricey, gourmet specialty that I first discovered in Italy.

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Turkish Red Pepper Paste Recipe, or Biber Salçasi – A Taste of Turkey

19/02/2016 | By

 Turkish Red Pepper Paste

Turkish red pepper paste – a delicious way to make gorgeous seasonal red peppers last into the winter.

Barbecued charred red peppers

Although my trip to Turkey was a little while ago now, it is never far from my mind – especially given the precarious state of things in that country today.

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Cherry Liqueur – There’s Good News & There’s Bad News

24/12/2015 | By

A delicious cherry liqueur recipe to see your year out – happy holidays everyone!

Cherry liqueur recipe

Well my lovelies, Christmas is almost upon us and it’s nearly time for this food blog to take a break, but I did want to leave you with one, last seasonal recipe – Cherry Liqueur.

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Tfaya – Yes, Onions Can Be Sexy!

18/09/2015 | By

A recipe for Tfaya – the divinely aromatic Moroccan garnish which makes the humble onion the star performer!

A recipe for Tfaya

Hands up those of you who think onions are sexy. Just as I thought – not too many of you out there at all. Well, what if I told you that there is an utterly divine way to sex them up, that it’s simple to prepare and that you can make a ton of it and freeze it for later? Yes, I thought that would get your attention.

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