Tag Archives: Australia

The Summer Edition. Celebrating Australia Day With… A Chocolate Tim Tam Cake.

This weekend we are celebrating Australia Day. Sunday January 26 marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney. Monday is an official public holiday, so we are enjoying another blissful long weekend. Another perfect excuse … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane. Australian Milk Bar Red Back Spiders. Vanilla Ice Cream, Raspberry Coulis And Coca Cola.

Remembering  the good old  Aussie Milk Bar. The cornerstone of any self respecting city suburb or country town. Mixed businesses usually run by Greek or Italian immigrants. Friendly, communal places where you could pick up the newspaper, a bottle of … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget. Remembering Our War Veterans. ANZAC Biscuits with a White Chocolate Ganache.

  Today  Australia and New Zealand  celebrates ANZAC Day. A national day of remembrance. Honouring the bravery  of  all the men and women who have served their country through  war. Recognising how their selfless sacrifices allow us to enjoy the lives … Continue reading

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Sustaining the Troops. Good Old Fashioned ANZAC Biscuits.

Here in Australia there is nothing more traditional than a good, old-fashioned ANZAC biscuit. Baked by wives and mothers during World War I, they were packed in food parcels and sent to Australian and New Zealand soldiers in the trenches. The … Continue reading

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Firing Up the Barbie. T-Bone Steak. The Tuscan Way.

Firing up the barbie. I can’t think of anything more quintessentially Australian. A great, laid back Aussie summer tradition. I love a good steak on the barbie. Thick. Juicy. Tender. Perfectly charred. The easiest way to achieve this? The Tuscan … Continue reading

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Liquid Gold. A Taste of the Outback. Splashe’s Back O’ Bourke Cola

Sunday. Spring Fair. Chocolate Wheel. Old fashioned fairground fun. Crowd pleaser. Fast and furious. Twelve spins an hour. Spruikers on the megaphone. Buy a ticket. Odds? 1 in 64. Spin the Wheel. Win a Prize. Trays of mangoes. Legs of … Continue reading

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