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Another Trip Down Memory Lane. Ice Magic. Chocolate Crackle Topping And Ice Cream.

Raise your hands if you remember Ice Magic. That chocolate flavoured ice cream topping, manufactured by Cottees. It set hard in seconds. Like magic.  A trip down memory lane for me. The stuff of childhood dreams. Instantly transforming a tub … Continue reading

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The Taste Of Spring. Simply Delightful. Jerusalem’s Beef and Lamb Meatballs With Broad Beans and Lemon.

Each changing of the seasons brings new food associations. For me the true taste of Spring is broad beans, double shelled to reveal their vibrant emerald green sweetness. Every home has its own rituals, in ours we mark the arrival … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. 5-2 Diet Recipe Ideas Under 300 Calories.

The key to a successful fast day? Healthy meals that pack a flavour punch. The perfect plate? Seasonal. Prepared from scratch. Low in fat and carbohydrate. Includes a moderate amount of lean protein. Jam-packed with vegetables, herbs and spices.  Vibrant. Colourful. Full … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast And Live Longer. 5-2 Diet Recipe Ideas Under 200 Calories.

All of the recipes in the gallery above are between 100 and 200 calories per serve. Ranging from traditional brunch offerings of smoothies, compote and eggs to more substantial soups and salads. On occasion I have made three selections from … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. 5-2 Diet Recipe Ideas Under 100 Calories.

In March 2013 I embarked on the 5-2 diet after viewing Michael Mosley’s inspirational documentary Eat, Fast and Live Longer. Here is how the diet works. Fast for two non-consecutive days each week. Eat normally for five days and consume no … Continue reading

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Marbled Bundt Cake With A Neapolitan Twist. Three Flavours. Raspberry, Chocolate and Vanilla.

Last week’s chocolate and vanilla marble bundt cake was so popular that the requests came in thick and fast for another. Could it be that this simple cake is about to supersede caramel slice, choc chip cookies and chocolate cake … Continue reading

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Weekend Baking. Iconically Australian. Chocolate Lamington and Raspberry Jelly Patty Cakes.

Nothing beats biting into a freshly baked lamington.Vanilla sponge coated  in a layer of chocolate icing and then rolled in dessicated coconut. Simple, elegant and decidedly delicious. Iconically Australian. Most times a great lamington is hard to come by. Here … Continue reading

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Toffee Apples For Grown Ups. Sweet, Crisp and Crunchy. Oven Baked Apple Chips With A Toffee Drizzle.

Here is my take on toffee apples. For grown ups. Intensely sweet, crisp and crunchy apple chips. Slow baked in the oven. Drizzled with toffee. So very easy to prepare. I’d almost say it’s child’s play except for  a few … Continue reading

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You Must Try This. At Least Once. Pure Genius. Crusty No Knead Artisan Bread.

I have a penchant for artisan bread. Honed from a very young age. Round, rustic loaves with a thick, crisp crust and a moist chewy crumb.   From time to time I  lazily anticipate making my own bread at home. … Continue reading

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A Blast From The Past. Retro Popcorn. Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs.

Today I’m taking a trip down memory lane. Back to my childhood. Remember Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs? A nostalgic blast from the past. Nutty caramel-coated popcorn clusters that hit Australian shores by storm in the 1980’s. As their tagline put … Continue reading

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