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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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The Beautiful Barossa Valley

Artisans and Taste Eden Tasting Rooms Down in the Barossa, there are a few tasting rooms that showcase the offerings of more than one producer. They’re the perfect places to check out the smaller producers and to mix up a really interesting case of plonk. Artisans (www.artisansofbarossa.com) was our first stop. There are seven producers […]

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Bat Country – Fear And Loathing In Las Randwick

Until about a month ago, I’d often heard the name Hunter S. Thompson mentioned in conversation and referenced in print, but I had never actually taken the time to read any of his work. That is, until I came across a copy of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in my father-in-law’s bookcase and I […]

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Meandering Through McLaren Vale

There is some cool stuff going on in McLaren Vale at the moment, including some great vintages and a little thing called the Scarce Earth Project. I visited the region recently and dropped into a few places to find out what all the fuss is about. D’Arenberg D’Arenberg makes about a bazillion (I made that […]

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A Man & His Monkey – Old World Charm In Randwick

There’s a line in the ‘Cheers’ theme song that says, “Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got; taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot”. What you need for that is a slow, relaxing place where you can settle down. A new café in Randwick run by […]

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