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Soup
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There is something very comforting about soup and Potato and Leek soup is one of my favourites and so easy.  Leeks are what I would call a gentle vegetable – long, lovely and lush. Beautiful to look at and the flavour they impart is subtle but almost bold at the

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Buorbon & Maple Pecan Pie
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It’s hard to escape a celebration or dinner party in our household without making a Crack Pie – it is Mr Man’s absolute favourite dessert and what he has requested (and is getting) for Thanksgiving. Despite this I still had the urge to do something traditional, I loved the Bourbon

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Christmas Cookies
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I get quite a buzz from making Holiday cookies and these Florentines are certainly no expection. Florentines are one of those cookies that I always go to buy and at the last minute decide against it – probably more out of guilt than anything. But when it comes to the

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pumpkin cream cheese muffins
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Mr Pumpkin has finally got the better of me and I am now ‘pumpkinised’. It’s true, for the last couple of weeks I have been avoiding pumpkins with a steely determination. Turning a blind eye to those ‘come hither’ looks they give whenever I glance their way. Shaking off their

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Green Beans
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With Australia being one big melting pot of nationalities we get a huge cultural influence in our food.  Asian infusion is probably the most dominant and certainly my most favourite. This does not mean that you find fried rice or sushi on the menu at modern Australian restaurants – but you will

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Mushroom Risotto
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  I often marvel at how the mind works, mine in particular. It hadn’t been a good day when I sat down to read through this recipe, and the mere thought of making and photographing it the following day, was almost too much. I had also been resisting the clutches

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Apple Cake
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One of the many things I love about Autumn are the varieties of apples that become available – so crisp and sweet, it almost seems a shame to cook them. But with the produce section of our market looking like an applepolooza, and despite my desire to eat them in

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Roasemary & Parmesan Cookies
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These are part of my hostess with the mostess plan for the upcoming holidays – a very pretty and slightly sweet sable with a hint of parmesan and a sensational burst of rosemary. You might think that they would suit a pinot or a gutsier red but they work incredibly

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Garlic Chicken Pinchos
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The girls are back at school and I originally thought – yippee!, I am going to have time to clean out some cupboards, go to the gym more frequently, learn how to use a camera properly and dare I say it, take in some New York City sights – maybe

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Spaghetti Bolognese recipe
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It is certainly Spaghetti weather, it has been grey and gloomy and there is an Autumnal chill in the air. The perfect time of year for me to get out my stock pots and start making comfort food. Spaghetti Bolognese is one of my all time favourites when it comes

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