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Rosewater Cream Mini Pavlovas

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These pretty little individual serves work well for an afternoon tea or even make lovely gifts.  You can also make these in your muffin trays for consistency in shape and size.  Just make sure you line each hole with baking paper.  They are a...
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Preserved Lemons

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Ingredients 10 lemons 1 cup sea salt 10-20 fresh bay leaves 4 teaspoons of fennel seeds 4-6 cinnamon sticks Method Cut lemons into quarters, keeping bases on. Rub a generous amount of sea salt into the centre of each lemon, (at least a couple of...
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Christmas Reindeer Noses (gift)

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Do you know all of Santa's Reindeer? Well there's Dancer, Prancer, Dasher, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and, of course, Rudolph. A cute little idea as presents for the littlies is a bag of Reindeer Noses.  Just grab some cellophane, 8...
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Boozy Eggnog (not just for Christmas)

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As American as this recipe may be, I think all grannies the world over should be serving this up all year round. It is a delightful alternative to other alcoholic drinks – and if you have chickens, what better way to put your eggs to good use? ...
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Why good knives are important

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Apart from becoming an extension of your hand in the kitchen, a good knife helps make life so much easier.  It is an important tool in the kitchen and should feel comfortable to hold.  The ease of which you can chop becomes a joy and not like you...
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Laksa Spice Mix – by Ian Hemphill

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Laksa is a classic Asian noodle soup that has become one of Australia’s favourite takeout meals. Although this spice blend contains a lot of ingredients, it is well worth the effort. It will add a full, robust flavour to fresh ingredients, far...
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Shrimp Laksa – by Kate Hemphill

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Preparation time:  15 minutes Cooking time:  20 minutes Servings:  4 This popular Malaysian/ Singaporean noodle dish has hundreds of variations and has become a staple takeout dish in Australia. As much as I love the speed of takeout, its depth...
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Seed Slice

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Seeds may be tiny but they certainly pack a punch in the health department.  They contain nutrients such as protein, fibre, iron, omega-3 fatty acids to name a few.  When you need an afternoon sweet treat, grab this recipe for a healthier option. ...
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Pickled Cherries

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The perfect accompaniment to a Christmas ham or turkey! Gone will be your cranberry sauce, replaced by these little pockets of joy. They’re also fabulous with a cheese board or on ice cream for a savory twist. Ingredients 1 kg cherries 6 strips...
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Pumpkin & Pancetta Salad from Chrissie Swan

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This is HEAVEN! I found this recipe about five years ago in The Australian Women's Weekly. Rachel Ward, the actress and wife of Bryan Brown, shared it in a profile piece in the mag and it is absolutely delicious. I make it for Christmas, birthdays,...