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Fish And Leek Pie With Parmesan Mash

You don’t need hours in the kitchen – or even an oven – to make a satisfying fish pie. Start with the topping (potatoes boiled then mashed with butter and cheese), make the filling (fresh salmon, smoky cod and leeks poached gently in stock) and create the creamy sauce, then stir through the flaked fish […]

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Photo: Grant Brooks

Heaven Has A New Name: Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta

I love Italian food. I mean, who doesn’t? Unless you’re allergic to tomatoes and basil or have an irrational fear of carbohydrates, there’s just so much to love. Even coeliacs love Italian food, hence the influx of gluten free pastas and pizza bases. While I’ll happily indulge in bad Italian food (i.e. the spag bol […]

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Photo: Greg Bishop

Are Your Drinking Habits Changing?

The Craft Beer Movement It used to be the case that any pub you went to only had beers from the big breweries on tap – almost all of them lagers. These days, craft beers of all sorts are popping up everywhere. Much of it has been driven by IPAs (Indian pale ales), although a […]

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‘Snickers’ Cinnamon Peanut Butter Bark

There’s no better name for this delectable Snickers-like peanut butter bark, which has pronounced flavours of caramel, peanuts and creamy chocolate – it’s really does satisfy too! Before you go shopping for peanut butter, remember that not all peanut butters are made equal. Note that the cheaper varieties are usually cheap for a reason, and […]

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La Violetta Wines

There seems to be a new wave of winemakers who make a lot of interesting wine in small batches. The wines they make are sometimes polarising, but always fascinating. Andrew (AJ) Hoadley of La Violetta Wines is making some fascinating stuff over in Denmark (Great Southern) in WA, after gaining lots of experience throughout Australia, […]

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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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Photo: The Wanderer Wines

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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Photo: Grant Brooks

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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