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Rummaging Through The Red Soils Of Coonawarra

Back in May I visited Coonawarra, the famous wine region located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia. The last time I was in town, in 2007, I visited a ‘secret’ cutting in the ground that showed a profile of the famous red soil sitting on top of the layers of limestone. It was quite […]

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Little Kitchen, Big Smiles

I have a little kitchen at home, but I would never consider making breakfast or lunch for 30 people in it. Luckily, creative restaurateur couple Amy and Neil Thompson are doing exactly that in Coogee, and they’ve invited everyone over to try it their way. The Little Kitchen is located at the non-commercial end of […]

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Reading In To The Rosemount Estate Survey

Last year, 1029 people filled in an online survey, commissioned by Rosemount Estate. Participants came from all over Australia. It was a wide-ranging survey and I only have so much space to work with here, but I’ll cover what I can. Classes of Drinkers One of the more interesting questions in the survey asked people […]

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Carrot Cake Muffins

If this recipe doesn’t sound like nourishing goodness, then nothing does. These nutritious carrot cake muffins are packed full of goodness with freshly grated carrot, almond meal, whole-meal spelt flour, maple syrup, sultanas, dates, cinnamon, rolled oats, coconut oil, milk, desiccated coconut and organic eggs. For a dairy-free version, simply swap the milk for a […]

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Bondi’s Number One Bistro

Why do you enjoy having a meal and drink at your local? It’s safe to say that value-for-money, decent food and familiarity make up most of the equation. When you factor in restaurant-quality cuisine, experienced international chefs and a comforting ambience, it’s probably going to make sense to go there often. For those familiar with […]

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Winter Apple & Cinnamon Cake

Believe it or not, this sweet, moist and nutty cake is completely gluten, grain, sugar and dairy free. It’s nut free too, and it’s paleo. It’s densely packed with wonderfully healthy flavours and ingredients including fresh apples, free-range eggs, coconut oil, cinnamon, sultanas and the star ingredient, sunflower seeds. Yes, you read right, sunflower seeds, […]

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Interesting New Drops

It is easy to fall into the trap of opting for the tried and tested favourites when it comes to purchasing a bottle of plonk, especially when you’re shelling out significant sums of money to do so. But sometimes it is in your best interest to get out there and live a little; that new […]

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Prego Ristorante Italiano – Parma In Bronte

How important are neighbourhood restaurants to their neighbourhoods? Ask any commuter to the CBD, any mum at home with the kids or anybody who doesn’t want to take a cab to Paddington for a nice meal, and they’ll probably say that it’s really important. If that restaurant happens to be of supreme quality, then that […]

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What Does A Wine Guy Drink When He’s Celebrating?

Every now and then we have a moment that is really special; something we want to celebrate. For me, this involves a ‘money doesn’t matter today’ bottle of wine. It’s not often that these moments come along, but this year I have a few coming up. In February I handed in my PhD thesis after […]

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Banana Oat & Almond Pikelets

Sometimes it’s just a little bit fun to have something different for breakfast, morning tea or afternoon tea, and these pikelets are just the thing to put a smile on you and your child’s face, not to mention your colleagues when you whip up a batch for consumption at work. Like any pikelet, they’re light […]

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