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ALEX RUSSELL WINES – WHAT’S IN A NAME?

As a wine guy called Alex Russell, I was pleasantly surprised to discover another wine guy called Alex Russell working in Australia. Alex has worked in the industry for 15 years, including stints at Cirami Estate, Zilzie Wines and Angove Family Winemakers, and is a consultant winemaker for a German label called Reh Kendermann. It’s […]

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THE WORLD’S HEALTHIEST CHOC AVO AND PEANUT CARAMEL TART

This delicious dessert is made with all of your favourite foods and flavours, but with ingredients to nourish – it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan friendly – sign me up for that! Ingredients (serves 10-12) Tart 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup raw pecans 1/2 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup (approx. 8) Medjool dates, pitted […]

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SUPERCHARGED TURMERIC SEED CRACKERS

Having healthy snacks on hand is a great way to balance your blood sugar levels between meals, meaning that you’re fat less likely to arrive at lunch or dinner ravenous and end up inhaling all your food. These supercharged turmeric crackers are packed with healthy fats, protein and whole grains, and they are so simple […]

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HUXTON’S AT BRONTE – COMFORT FOOD WITHOUT THE CHIPS

Cafés may be reaching a point of saturation in the Eastern Suburbs; for every one that closes, three more seem to pop up serving $4.50 lattes and their twist on avocado toast. Differentiation is minimal. But Huxton’s, a new joint in Bronte that has taken up residence in the old Bronte Carlo site, has a […]

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Coconut Mango Popsicles

Summer is well and truly in full swing, which means a seemingly endless supply of delicious, plump mangoes. If, like me, you have found yourself with a rapidly ripening box of mangoes that you just can’t get through fast enough, throw together a super simple batch of these coconut mango popsicles. Delightfully summery, these popsicles […]

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MOUNT PLEASANT AND MAURICE O’SHEA – AUSTRALIA’S FIRST GREAT WINEMAKER

Mount Pleasant was established in the Hunter Valley in 1921 by Australia’s first great winemaker, Maurice O’Shea. Australian wine at the time was all about fortifieds (e.g. port, sherry), but Maurice had spent time in France and had seen what table wines could be. Maurice’s story is incredible, and I can’t do it justice in […]

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SPICED LAMB CUTLETS WITH POMEGRANATE AND FETA, AND A GRILLED PEACH AND WATERCRESS SALAD

You can’t beat good wholesome food shared with great mates, and this meal will bring all that to life in no time. Making the most of summer stone fruits, which are at our fingertips for only a little longer, and combining them with the most delicious spiced lamb, pomegranate and feta is where it’s at […]

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ROCK ON AT BONDITONY’S BURGER JOINT

Whoa! What an experience! Can a burger joint actually be a cool place to spend a Friday night? It sure can, if you leave it up to Bondi Tony (a.k.a. Tony Gosden). When it opened on June 17, 2015 (Tony has a tattoo on his arm to remind him of the date) BondiTony’s was expected […]

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A Quiet Stroll Through Samuel’s Garden

Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery, dating back to 1849. If you’re in the Barossa, it’s worth a trip to Angaston to visit them. Yalumba makes wine for pretty much everyone. There’s the usually-great-value-for-money ‘Y Series’ range, which includes a wide range of grapes. Most of them you’ll know, like Riesling, Sauv Blanc, Merlot, etc. […]

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Photo: Seasons to Share by Jacqueline Alwill

FROZEN SUMMER BERRY AND AVO BREKKY BOWLS

Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like some tasty, icy cold, fruity goodness and this recipe ticks all those boxes. With an extra kick of nourishing fats from avocado, it’s bang on for nutrition, with all the ingredients boosting that summer glow in your skin. It’s full of flavour and super simple too. The best part though? […]

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