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Viognier – A Very Versatile Grape

Viognier (vee-ohn-yay) is a very versatile grape. It pops up in a lot of interesting wines, yet not many people drink much of it. Viognier is a white grape. Its hallmark flavour as a white wine is a subtle apricot. Depending on how it is made, it can be aged for a few years and […]

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Raw Cacao Workout Bar

I know there are a lot of ‘healthy’ chocolate bars out there these days, but let’s face it, they’re bloody expensive. These babies, on the other hand, don’t only provide long-lasting energy, they’re tasty as all hell and they and they won’t breqk the bank. This recipe is dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free and fruit-free, with no […]

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Make a Stop at the Traditional Chip Shop

Step 1: Stand in queue. Step 2: Order Step 3: Wait. Step 4: Pick up. Step 5: Enjoy. I think I can describe my experience at the Traditional Chip Shop on a Friday evening with the above five steps, because the process to get the food is almost as enjoyable as actually eating it in […]

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A Trip To Tulloch Wines

Tulloch started when John Younie Tulloch obtained some land in Pokolbin as settlement of a debt. The land contained some old neglected Shiraz vines and the first wines were made from these in 1895. John built the company up and passed it to his son, Hector, in 1940. Shortly after Hector died in 1965, the […]

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Gluten Free Christmas Panforte

Traditionally Panforte is filled with dried figs and roasted nuts, and set in a rich, chewy, toffee-like caramel. It’s a Christmas treat to die for and this gluten-free version is no exception. I’ve tweaked the classic recipe, replacing wheat flour with coconut flour, cane sugar with coconut sugar, honey with rice malt syrup and icing […]

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A Weekend At Burnie’s

Sometimes you want to sit in a real chair, not on a milk crate. Sometimes graffiti is not your cup of tea, but a gallery in Copenhagen would be. If you happen to find yourself on residential Burnie Street in Clovelly one afternoon and want a taste of Europe to accompany your coffee or eggs […]

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The Clare Valley – More Than Just Riesling

The Clare Valley is famous for Riesling, but the reds are also something to behold, especially the Shirazes. It’s well worth a visit, and you can rent a bike and ride along what used to be an old rail line between wineries (The Riesling Trail). It’s really scenic and, more importantly, pretty flat. Below are […]

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Paleo Crumbed Chicken with Rainbow Slaw

Crunchy, succulent, tender and incredibly satisfying – it’s meals like this Paleo Crumbed Chicken that make the paleolithic diet so enticing. You can literally have your crumbed chicken and eat it too! Forget the breadcrumbs (which are frowned upon by the paleo brigade), this golden chicken has been crumbed with hazelnut meal. It’s high in […]

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Get Hooked On North Bondi Fish

Let me just start by saying that if you are in need of an awesome two and a half hour lunch with great food, great service and a great view, head to North Bondi Fish. In December of last year, North Bondi Fish replaced North Bondi Italian Food at the enviable site beneath the Rats […]

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The Best and Healthiest Paleo Brownies

These paleo brownies are the best and healthiest treats you will ever make. They are gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free. Made with medjool dates, raw cacao powder, coconut oil, almond meal and eggs, they are high in protein too. So if you’re prone to a little comfort eating every now and then, there’s absolutely no harm […]

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