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Apple, mint and rosemary jelly

I first tried apple mint and rosemary jelly when I bought a jar from the Stawell Farmers Market at the showground many years ago. I loved it. That little jar was flecked with little pieces of mint. It was perfect … Continue reading

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Follow your food dreams

Today I attended the funeral of John Marshall, a.k.a Mr Frugii, Canberra’s Willy Wonka and Godfather of fine ice creams. I first met John when he worked full time as an IT guy in the public service. But he loved … Continue reading

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Rose and cardamom shrub

I’ve been having fun helping a friend develop plans for a restaurant. We’ve been working on the menu, drinks and décor. The restaurant will be a way to share some of his Yazidi heritage, bringing unique Iraqi food to Australia … Continue reading

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Coconut Christmas drink (coquito)

I have started watching the reboot of Charmed and am enjoying it’s intersectional feminism. The sisters are biracial, two of them with a Puerto Rican Dad. Anyway, it is via this fictional feminist family that I was introduced to the … Continue reading

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Bush béarnaise

Last week I bought home both a steak, and some yabbies from the farmers market. I knew I wanted to make a sort of outback surf ‘n’ turf. But I realised that I could give an Aussie bush twist to … Continue reading

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Absence makes the heart grows fonder

I had a wonderful morning at the Capital Region Farmers Market today. I know they say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I’ve missed two markets in the past month, so maybe it’s true. It was lovely to see … Continue reading

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Indulgent chocolate chip cookies

I love that these cookies are chewy (just how I like them) but still have crunch from the cocoa nibs. I’ve been wanting to make them for ages but only decided what would be in them this evening. I wanted … Continue reading

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Mulled cider

One wintery Canberra night a few weeks ago, I made mulled cider and curled up in front of my favourite cooking shows on SBS Food TV. I have fallen in love with a show called Spice Trip, during which two … Continue reading

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Wild rabbit rillettes

I’ve enjoyed pork rillettes and heard wonderful things about duck rillettes. I thought the wild rabbit I get at market would lend itself well to rillettes because they’re packed full of flavour and revel in slow cooking. I decided to … Continue reading

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Heart warming chicken casserole

The secret ingredient in this delicious casserole is apple cider vinegar. The sharpness of the vinegar is balanced with the sweet shallots and sultanas and mellowed with slow cooking. With their powers combined, the sweet and the sour make this a … Continue reading

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