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Healthy Mango Ice-Blocks

Few fruits are as synonymous with summer as mangoes, in particular the good old Bowen variety, which grow in many a Queensland backyard and are available in abundance from September through to March. Bowen mangoes range in colour from green to yellow on the outside with a deep orange coloured flesh that is delicately soft […]

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Bag a Bargain from Coonawarra

Coonawarra is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon and its blends, and in the whites you’ll see a bit of Sauv Blanc and Chardonnay getting about. There are some bloody good drops and if you’re clever you can certainly bag a bargain. Here are a few of my favourites that won’t break the bank… BOWEN ESTATE […]

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Oat Cookies with Mini Smarties

When it comes to sweets, Smarties are one of the few lollies I’ll let my children eat. This is because they’re fairly harmless in the additive department. Made using natural colours, as far as lollies go Smarties are a wiser choice than their rival M&Ms. By contrast, M&Ms are made using artificial colours that are […]

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Rocker Bondi – A Versatile Venue Away from the Hustle and Bustle

Nestled up in the far corner of North Bondi at the Ben Buckler shops, Rocker might not be on everyone’s list of go-to restaurants in the area. Many may even be unaware of its existence because it’s located up the hill and away from the hustle and bustle of Bondi Beach. But rest assured, those […]

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Peanut Butter Sweet Treats

If Vegemite didn’t have such a catchy jingle then I’m sure pea- nut butter would have claimed the prize for the most popular Aussie spread. Peanut butter has been around forever and has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity. It has a great nutritional profile, as demonstrated by the more boutique brands containing only Australian […]

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Choc Ginger Cookies

One of my dearest friends inspired these choc ginger cookies. She wandered into our kitchen in Bondi as we were brainstorming delicious recipes to whip up for the winter months and when I asked what her favourites were, chocolate and ginger were the first things to come to mind. So I thought of a few […]

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Bondi Beach Public Bar: Pub Grub with Panache

Despite its relatively short existence, Bondi Beach Public Bar needs little introduction. If you’ve been to Bondi this year you would have already seen this bar occupying prime Bondi Beach real estate on the corner of Campbell Parade and Curlewis Street, bustling with a trendy crowd on evenings and weekends. Within crawling distance of Hotel […]

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A Culinary Journey Through the Land of Casinos

Macao is the only place in China where gambling is legal and it is also home to eight of the world’s ten largest casinos based on revenue. A phenomenal 30 million-plus travellers visit Macao each year, cramming in to a 32 square kilometre space with the island’s 650,000 residents, making it one of the most […]

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Young Gun of Wine Awards

There are loads of wine awards shows these days, but this one is a personal favourite of mine. It’s been going since 2007 and the roll call of previous winners features some of the best names in the business. The name pretty much says it all. You can see the list of previous winners by […]

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Lentil, Zucchini and Mint Soup

This is one of several recipes that we have come to love in our house. It’s a perfectly easy and soul-warming winter soup that has only four ingredients, yet a sophisticated flavour that suggests other wise. I’ve used French-style green lentils, grown in the Wimmera region of Victoria. These little beauties originate from those grown […]

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