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kids tempered glass plates
diningfeedingkids

At some point, I thought it a good idea to get a glass dining table.  Easy to wipe and clean, I thought.  While this is a true assumption, I did not truly factor kids into the equation.  Kids mean every meal is a mess, especially on surfaces that show the

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summer fruit tart recipe
bakingdiningentertainingfrom scratchrecipessummer

I think fruit tarts are mesmerising. They are the item that catches my eye at every bakery counter, the fruit so perfectly (or in my case, not perfectly) arranged, glistening in glaze and so full of gorgeous colour. They are a treat I would label as ‘splendid’ – I have

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diningkids

  Often new Moms and Dads hear or even think that cooking after they have children is considered a chore or a daily responsibility. Now that does not sound like much fun to me, but thanks to author Kelsey Banfield and her book The Naptime Chef you can learn how

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burrata salad
diningfrom scratchhealth and nutritionrecipes

Here is another perfect salad for nibbling – whether it be lunch, dinner or a late supper. I can see myself crisping the Shiitake’s with a glass of champagne in hand – Mr Man and I may have just got home from a play, or a show on Broadway perhaps –

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diningentertainingfrom scratchhealth and nutritionhealthy snacksummerwine

Sometimes when I have friends over and we are making our way through a bottle of champagne, I find myself thinking that we should be eating something – but conversation amongst good friends often gets the better of me and another couple of glasses and a sore head later I remember I

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diningkids

We all want what is safest for our kids, especially when it comes to the dinner table. When shopping, it can sometimes be hard to pass up the cheap, colorful placemats that are perfectly placed at our favorite department stores to trigger impulse buying. But what are these mats made

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summer corn salad
diningentertainingfrom scratchhealth and nutritionhealthy snackrecipessummer

I love the 4th of July holiday – it seems to be the most comparible national holiday to Australia Day, with every one heading to the beach to celebrate or lighting up a grill in their backyard. In the past we have spent this day either alone or amongst a

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bakingfrom scratchsummer

Over the last couple of months I have gathered together a nice little pile of peach recipes. It’s not like I have been sitting around tapping my fingers on my kitchen counter, waiting for peaches to come into season but you could say I have been getting a little impatient.

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diningentertainingfrom scratch

I don’t know about you but when the heat kicks in I find it very hard to eat alot for dinner. So it’s little meals like this that keep me going through those sweltering evenings. And on top of being light and tasty, this dish is also quick which makes

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bakingdiningfrom scratch

  Key Lime Pie has been on my mind for quite some time – since my last visit to Miami to be precise. I finally got to try it last weekend when my daughters had specified that we make a cheese cake for Mothers Day. And yes, I know it is

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