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Cross-Modal Associations With Wine

You might find this concept a bit odd at first, but there are connections between our senses that we may not be aware of. Some of them are fairly obvious, such as the connection between colours and flavours. For example, give people a yellow-coloured lemon drink and everyone will be able to pick that it’s […]

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Chai Spiced Fudge

Treat yourself to a little slice of heaven this Easter. Turn your Easter feasting around (make it a healthy one!) with this guilt-free chai spiced fudge. It’s so healthy that you will feel fantastic, even after your second, third and forth helping. It’s raw, which means it sets in the fridge, it takes just minutes […]

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SEFA Kitchen – A State Of Relaxed Delight

Sydney certainly doesn’t have a shortage of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurants, and kebabs are nearly ubiquitous. So what can separate the truly special from the absolutely average? I wanted to find out, and word on the street pointed me in the direction of Bondi Beach to a quaint kitchen called SEFA, which is creating […]

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Riesling – Not As Sweet As You May Think

When many people think of Riesling, the first thing that comes to mind is: “No thanks, I don’t like sweet wine.” And yes, some Rieslings are sweet, but many aren’t, especially in Australia. Winemaking When it comes to making Riesling, the winemaker’s toughest decision is when to pick the grapes in order to get the […]

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Super Healthy Pumpkin & Raisin Loaf

This recipe provides a great opportunity to use a lot of pumpkin all at once. It requires a little less than a quarter of a small Jap (Kent) Pumpkin and the finished product is for a wonderful snack for adults, children and toddlers alike. It’s free of added sugar, with all its sweetness derived from […]

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Weekend Escapes: The Top Four NSW Wine Regions

Weekends away from Sydney are becoming more about enjoying the simpler things in life, from good company and picture perfect views, to delicious food and, most importantly, great wine. Sydneysiders are dropping their brunch bookings at busy inner city cafes for much greener pastures on the weekends, with areas like the Hunter Valley, Mudgee and […]

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Square Peg Cafe – Making It Fit

As they say in real estate, the three most important things are location, location and location. I think being across the street from Coogee Beach qualifies as a great location. But a café is not a park bench; it has to have the goods, and the goodies, and the new Square Peg Café has hit […]

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How Is The Wine Industry Dealing With Climate Change?

Regardless of whether or not you believe the evidence for climate change, there are a few winemakers out there who have started to adjust their vineyards for the increased heat that may be coming. Heat is necessary to help grapes grow, but too much heat will lead to grapes ripening too quickly. Leanne Webb at […]

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Double ‘Chocolate’ Energy Bars

This recipe provides an excellent alternative to your typical store-bought muesli bars, which often contain a multitude of nasty ingredients as well as cane sugar, vegetable oil and gluten. These bars provide long lasting energy, and the raw cacao powder and nibs (nature’s choc chips) are guaranteed to leave you buzzing with energy and enthusiasm […]

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A Tavola – The Table Is Set

To me, Italian cuisine has always been somewhat of an emotional experience; the closeness of the chefs to the ingredients and the way they select and prepare them can’t be beat. Getting a quality pizza or spaghetti bolognese in Bondi certainly ain’t hard, but sometimes the standard gets a shot in the arm and the […]

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