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Michelle

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One of the many things I miss about Australia is its mangos and although I have trekked to farmers markets and far off regions of the US in order to source them, I cannot find any that compare. The flavour of mango’s in Australia is a deep one, and they are

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honey and lemon glazed roasted chicken
diningentertainingrecipes

There is something quite special about a home cooked roast chicken and being so simple and tasty, it one of my all time favourite dishes. It is also a very romantic meal, being found on many a Valentines Day menu and in many a dimly lit restaurant – in fact

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caprese salad insalate
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Over the last couple of weeks I had been eyeing Summers bountiful supply of tomatoes, looking so luscious and red (and green and yellow and black too). The perfectly ripe rounds (and not so rounds) have had me pondering how I do them justice and stay true to one of

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health and nutritionrecipesspringsummer

 There is nothing better than a nice chilled soup in the heat of Summer and recently I stumbled across this recipe when I was flicking through an old Bon Appetit. It’s creator Jill Dupleix,  wrote a book called ‘Lighten Up’ which is a must have for lovers of food who are also trying

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strawberries and balsamic recipe
diningrecipessummer

Here is one of the easiest desserts I have ever made – it is perfect for these sultry Summer evenings without even the merest whisper of a breeze to cool us down. The balsamic vinegar enhances the flavour of the strawberries and brings out their colour beautifully. And after they have macerated

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roasted tomato with raisin and feta
diningentertainingrecipes

It was many years ago that I used to entertain regularly (and I mean almost every weekend), so no matter how big or how small the occasion was, whether it was breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner – I found myself making a few standard things in preperation. Roasting tomatoes was

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cherry pie recipe
4th of Julydiningentertainingrecipes

There is something very charming about a Cherry Pie, the mere mention of one has me conjuering up images of a pie cooling on a windowsill in some idyllic country setting with a couple of swallows or bluebirds flying around outside. Here in the US, the Cherry Pie is a

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peach proscuitto mozzarella salad
diningentertainingrecipessummer

This is a salad I have lived on every summer since I discovered it. The flavours are simple, fresh and beautiful, and with its milky orbs of buffalo mozzarella and segments of drippy golden peaches, it is quite possibly the sexiest Summer salad I have ever eaten. It comes from

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