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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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I love to bake, and recently realized I was in need of a new apron. I did not want to settle for a common, everyday store-bought apron, so I decided to do some looking online. After scoping out a few sites, I found the innovative Jessie Steele. There were so

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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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DIYeco-friendlyfrom scratchgiftskitchen

The women here at ITKM are always on the lookout for ways to remove prepared edibles from our lives.  The evidence against pre-packaged food is mounting, and while many of us have phased out the frozen dinners and salty boxed/canned foods, most overlook the simple staples.  We must be weary

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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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rustic tomato basil soup recipe
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Every now and then I go through a soup phase and spend hours (even days) in the kitchen making pots and pots of the stuff – from chowders through to Asian style soups, versions of your humble chicken noodle soup and this deliciously rustic tomato and basil soup – which is one

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Breakfast Bun
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There is almost nothing better than a warm breakfast bun with a good coffee to start off your Sunday morning. This particular bun is naturally sweetened with dried fruit and scented with Fiori di Sicilia which gives it a lovely citrus/vanilla aroma. And aside from the walnuts, it is very similar to a Panatonne

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