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Desserts on the Barbecue

The one thing Boyfriend and I don’t have in our new apartment (that is on our wishlist) is a barbecue. Luckily for us, Christmas is just around the corner and it’s looking like Santa is going to deliver. Hooray! In light of this, it’s perfect timing that Barbeques Galore sent me some recipes to feature…

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Cookbooks for Christmas

I might be biased but It is a known fact that cookbooks make excellent Christmas presents. They are perfect for both experienced people who love to cook as well as those who might need some help, encouragement and/or inspiration in the kitchen (You know the types – the people who always say that they never have…

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Taste Test: The New Cadbury Marvellous Creations

By now you would have seen the new range of Cadbury Marvellous Creations on the shelf of your supermarket. These, which, like the original range, were carnival-inspired and feature a range of fun, wacky flavours. Recently, to my great delight, I was sent some to try. I have a soft spot for chocolate so I…

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Paul’s Famous Hamburgers, Sylvania

Paul’s Famous Hamburgers of Sylvania is a place Boyfriend and I have been meaning to try for literally years. We’ve heard plenty of good things about it over the years and have always intended on checking it out. We FINALLY got our act together and made the drive over one sunny, windy Saturday a couple…

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Baking with the Country Women’s Association

Recently, Murdoch Books published a book called 365 Country Women’s Association Favourites: Inspirational Recipes for Everyday of the Year. Founded in 1922, The Country Women’s Association of NSW is the largest female lobby group in Australia. They meet monthly to discuss various initiatives including medical research, handicrafts and cookery projects. If you watch Masterchef you’ll know…

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Sunday Recipe – Beef Bourguignon

Today’s post is a guest post from the very clever Boyfriend. A much better cook than me, Boyfriend recently made us the most delicious Beef Bourguignon and is here to share the recipe with you all. So for Christmas (or my birthday?) last year I was lucky enough to receive a Staub brand French oven.…

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Dan Hong’s Lotus Cheeseburger

Last week we had a Q&A with Dan Hong, executive chef of Ms G’s, Mr Wong’s, El Loco and Papi Chulo (what an underachiever). This week we get a very exciting recipe straight from Dan Hong’s fantastic new cookbook MR HONG. It’s been a good fortnight. The recipe is for The Lotus Burger, a burger…

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A Word with Dan Hong

Recently I was given the opportunity to have a chat (via email) with Dan Hong – the creative chef behind a number of super successful establishments including Mr Wong, Ms G’s, El Loco and Papi Chulo. He is also a collector of cool sneakers (check out this Buzzfeed article for hard evidence) and lover of hip…

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EatNow Best Eats Awards 2014

So… Want to win an eating holiday? (Dumb question.) Remember a few weeks ago, I posted about ordering food from EatNow? That website you can order takeaway right from your phone or computer and have it delivered to your door? Like this delicious array of entrees I ordered recently from a local Thai takeaway: Well, right…

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The Purple Moose Cafe, Alexandria

Since moving into our place a few months ago, Boyfriend and I have been busy setting up our new apartment, buying furniture, homewares and bits and pieces, both in stores (all over Sydney) and various places online. This means we haven’t had a lot of time to explore our new area and find out what…