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QTips – The Super Stars Of Bondi’s Frozen Dessert World

  There are restaurants aplenty in Bondi. There are cafes galore too. And there are more places to sink a brew in this town than there are grains of sand on the beach. But what about somewhere for those of us who finish dinner but aren’t quite finished eating? Where do the sweet tooths (teeth?) […]

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QTips – The Breakfasts Of Bondi Champions

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is what we’ve always been told. Brekkie feeds your body and mind with the energy and nutrients needed to tackle the day head-on, to spank its arse, to KO the day like a swift Holly Holm kick to the head. There is another reason why […]

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Chocolate Goji Bliss Balls

As summer ends and the reality of being back at work, school or university really sets in it gets harder to achieve our health goals. One of the keys to maintaining your healthy habits from the warmer months is preparation. When you start the day with your meals and snacks prepared, it’s a lot harder […]

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Recipe – Salmon, Lemons and Olives with Bulgur Wheat

Roasted onion, garlic, lemon and rosemary add an amazing flavour hit to this wonderful autumnal dish. Teamed with baked salmon and earthy bulgur, it’s guaranteed to be a winner. Cooking time 40 minutes Ingredients 2 brown onions 2 garlic cloves 1 lemon 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 150g (1 cup) bulgur 2 x 125g sockeye salmon […]

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Village On Cloey – Clovelly’s Hottest New Addition

The first thing that I noticed when I entered Village on Cloey – the hottest café addition to Clovelly Road since forever – was that ‘If I Were A Boy’ by Beyoncé is playing. To be honest, I was pretty happy to just give the place five stars and call it a day right then […]

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QTips – A Bondi Food Safari

Grub. Tucker. Chow. In today’s you-are-what-you-eat age, the foodie culture is stronger than ever. And Bondi hasn’t escaped that; in fact, it’s leading the culinary charge. Every corner, nook and cranny around our trendy, coastal ‘burb has some sort of eatery spruiking courageous flavours, from freshly shucked oysters to black stone eggs, fermented teas to […]

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Curried Pumpkin And Chickpeas With Apricots

If you’re looking to expand your curry repertoire, you’ll love this meat-free option that teams chickpeas with sweet pumpkin and dried apricots in an aromatic tomato based sauce. You can accessorise with yoghurt and complement with toasted naan bread to scoop up every last drop. Cooking time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 300g peeled butternut pumpkin 3 […]

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What Gets You Excited About A Wine?

I’ve been bringing wines out of the cellar for some friends recently. Most have received a ‘wow’ reaction even before they are opened. This got us all talking about what gets people excited about certain bottles of wine. So what is it that grabs you about a wine? If your host pulls a special bottle […]

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Cold-drip Coconut Coffee

Until recently, I thought that making cold drip coffee required a fancy glass apparatus, the kind you might find in one of North Bondi’s most high-end, hipster-friendly cafes. After a few experiments over the past weeks, I discovered how easy it is to infuse coconut water into coffee overnight. You simply strain away the coffee […]

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Understanding Blending

A lot of people tell me that they prefer wines made from a single grape to wines that are blends, for example a Shiraz versus a Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre blend. Blending is typically done because the ‘whole’ that results is greater than the sum of its parts. But did you know that winemakers make other […]

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