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Guilt-Free Chocolate Pancakes With Grilled Banana And Caramel Sauce

These Chocolate Pancakes are the perfect way to start the perfect Sunday. They are only to be made and served when you have time to sit, relax and enjoy them, alongside your favourite tea or coffee brew, of course. The pancakes are free of sugar and dairy and are instead made from egg, cacao powder, […]

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Young Guns of Wine – Part 5

Welcome to the final part of my five-part series on the Young Guns of Wine Awards (younggunsofwine.com), which highlights some of the best young winemakers coming through the ranks in the Aussie wine industry. Andrew Marks (Wanderer) One of the most interesting Pinots I’ve had in recent years is the Wanderer Upper Yarra Pinot Noir. […]

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Chalk Espresso Leaves Its Mark

When I first heard the name Chalk Espresso I was curious; what is it referring to? Something to do with coffee? The location? The owner’s name? Intrigued, my companions and I headed down to Maroubra Beach for a late breakfast on a Saturday to find out what the story is and what the fuss is […]

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Young Guns of Wine – Part 4

Welcome to part four of my five part series on the Young Guns of Wine Awards (younggunsofwine.com), which highlights some of the best young winemakers coming through the ranks in the Aussie wine industry. Joe Holyman (Stoney Rise/Holyman) Based in Launceston, Joe makes wines under two labels, Stoney Rise and Holyman. The Stoney Rise label […]

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Paleo Caramel Slice – The Best Version Yet!

This Paleo Caramel Slice makes for a special dessert that will not only win the hearts of paleos and health-nuts, even the skeptics out there will be head over heels (and you know it’s good when you’re winning the skeptics over). Ingredients Base 1 cup hazelnut meal 1 cup desiccated coconut 1/4 cup cacao powder […]

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Bowled Over By The BBC

As an American, I admit I know nothing about lawn bowling – where are the pins and the lanes? Even if you have never rolled a jack before, the recently revamped Bondi Bowling Club (BBC) is a place where all are welcome to relax, have fun and fill up on great pub food. The BBC […]

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Young Guns of Wine – Part 3

Welcome to part three of my five part series on the Young Guns of Wine Awards (younggunsofwine.com), which highlights some of the best young winemakers coming through the ranks in the Aussie wine industry. Nick Farr (Farr Rising) Nick’s dad, Gary, made a name for himself at Bannockburn, before starting his own label, By Farr, […]

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Blissfully Pure Goodness – Chocolate Cranberry Bliss Balls

This month’s recipe is for Chocolate Cranberry Bliss Balls, which are a very healthy and nourishing snack for young and old. I’ve included numerous ingredient options, which should make finding the appropriate ingredients in your pantry and the supermarket a lot easier and far more cost effective. Cranberries are the star ingredients here. This was […]

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Café de France – A Touch of Normandy, In Coogee

French food is not everyone’s cup of cognac. Some see it as a bit pretentious, compared to Mexican or Italian cuisine for example, and it can be a bit heavy with all its creams and cheeses. But passion and a neighbourhood approach can make this world cuisine far more palatable, and that is exactly what […]

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Young Guns of Wine – Part 2

Welcome to part two of my five part series on the Young Guns of Wine Awards (younggunsofwine.com), which highlights some of the best young winemakers coming through the ranks in the Aussie wine industry. Alex Head (Head Wines) ‘Heady’ burst onto the scene in about 2007, quickly gaining incredible reviews for his ‘Blonde’ and ‘Brunette’ […]

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