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Winter Warmers – Bought to you by the Hyperdome

First published by The Hyperdome What is more welcoming than coming home from a long, dreary, cold Canberra work day to the smell of a slow cooked unctuous beef dish, with the aroma wafting through the house? Not a lot, I can tell you. It’s definitely time to get the trusty slow cooker out of the…… Continue reading Winter Warmers – Bought to you by the Hyperdome

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Spoil Mum with a Mothers Day Feast at Hyperdome Shopping Centre*

How will you spoil your mum, this Mothers Day weekend? Do you like to cook together, enjoying the finer things in life? And did you know that good food doesn’t have to be expensive, hard to prepare or time consuming? With a couple of good quality ingredients, and a little know how, you can spend…… Continue reading Spoil Mum with a Mothers Day Feast at Hyperdome Shopping Centre*

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An Exciting Collaboration with Urban Providore Australia

I have some very exciting news! The lovely Dawn from Urban Providore Australia in Fyshwick has asked me to co-host a delicious series of tasting events, showcasing small passionate Providores and local food. A panel of carefully selected professional taste testers (gourmet eaters 😊) will work with Dawn and myself to provide feedback and advice…… Continue reading An Exciting Collaboration with Urban Providore Australia

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Canberra District Wine Week – News and Events

I thought I’d share a couple of article, links and events for the week that is Canberra District Wine Week. Many others have done all the hard work, I shall just put it all together in a way so as to produce major #FOMO I know I’ll be red and white wine with jealousy as…… Continue reading Canberra District Wine Week – News and Events

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Recipe: 白切雞 – White Cut Chicken with Ginger and Shallot Sauce

Originally posted on The Fat Diner:
When I ate at XO?with Tales of a Confectionist, The Food Avenue?and The Food and Wine Marshall?for the Chinese New Year feast, one of the most discussed dish was the white cut chicken with ginger and shallot salsa. This is a quick and homey dish which nearly everyone can…

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BBQ Octopus and chorizo salad, summer on a plate

Walking through the Fyshwick markets the other day, after tasting a Quarry Hill chilled Tempranillo at Plonk, I ended up in Seafood Harvest looking at the fish. Knowing that I wanted to chargrill something to go into a salad, I tossed up between some huge prawns, calamari, baby octopus or the massive tentacle from something that…… Continue reading BBQ Octopus and chorizo salad, summer on a plate

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A Canberra Chilled Tempranillo to liven up your Summer BBQ

The Aussie summer is BBQ season. Any opportunity to hit the lake, sea or bush with friends, family, and food for a frolicking good time. Along with the gathering of souls for good times, second comes the food and the beverages. A simple bbq when I was a kid consisted of snags in bread, with caramelised beer onions if…… Continue reading A Canberra Chilled Tempranillo to liven up your Summer BBQ