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Coconut Chia Pudding With Caramelised Pineapple

A lovely combination of sticky caramelised pineapple and creamy vanilla coconut chia pudding. A perfect naked treat to get you through the afternoon slump! What you need Mixing bowl 4 jars Ingredients Makes 4 1 400ml tin coconut cream 1/4 cup chia seeds 3 tablespoons maple syrup, or to taste 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 pineapple […]

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No Bull: fancy eats get casual at Tipsy Bull

Lonsdale Street isn’t your typical eat street. But a cheeky Instagram and a packed first weekend tip me off that something might be a bit different at Tipsy Bull, which opened next to Hopscotch late last week. Similar in layout to its next door neighbour, Tipsy Bull sprawls across the entirety of its impressive floorspace […]

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Plum and Cherry Upside Down Cake. Yes please!

Fyshwicks Fresh Food Markets is the place for the best stoned fruit – cherries and plums included. And then you cook this! Plum and Cherry Upside Down Cake Serves 10, preparation time 45 minutes, cooking time one hour approximately. This is a delicious and versatile cake and you can substitute the plums and cherries for any […]

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Pomegranate, Rosemary and Gin Fizz

Fresh pomegranate juice mixed with gin, lemon juice, rosemary sugar syrup and topped with soda water. A sweet, tart and earthy Summer cocktail that will soon become your favourite. What you need Small saucepan Cocktail glasses Ingredients Makes two For the rosemary sugar syrup:  1/4 cup water 1/4 cup sugar Few sprigs of rosemary For […]

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Three recipes for a great Australia Day

It’s Australia Day! What are you eating? We’ve got three simple dishes that are full of flavour for you to whip up… THE BEST BBQ LAMB Take a butterflied leg of lamb, shoulder or cutlets and marinate in olive oil, a ridiculous amount of garlic, some lemon rind, fresh rosemary and sea salt for as […]

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Pomegranate, Lime & Tequila Granita

Tart and refreshing pomegranate and lime granita spiked with a dash of tequila. A perfect treat for balmy nights. What you need Large mixing bowl Shallow baking tray or dish Ingredients Makes approx 1L 3 cups pomegranate juice 3/4 cup simple syrup (3/4 cup hot water mixed with 3/4 cup of sugar) Juice from 2 limes […]

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Oysters six ways

Six delicious ways to enjoy oysters this summer! What you need Mixing bowl Serving plate Ingredients Lemon Derrr… um a lemon, cut into quarters (sorry this isn’t really a  recipe but this is my favourite way to enjoy fresh oysters!) Method: Drizzle a dash of lemon juice on each oyster, eat immediately. Try a dash of sriracha […]

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Carrot and Whiskey Soaked Raisin Tea Cakes

Carrot and whiskey + raisins, a match made in heaven! Moist carrot cake tea cakes kissed with spices, raw sugar and dotted with whiskey-soaked raisins. Each mouthful has the nice rich flavour of raisin and whiskey, which you are going to love! Don’t forget to hashtag #cookwiththemacadames when making Anisa’s recipes. What you need 12 hole muffin tray or mini cheesecake tin (i used […]

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Three summer brunch recipes to beat the back to work blues

It’s always painful heading back to work after the Christmas break. And after a full working week, the last thing you want to have to worry about is having to be somewhere on Saturday morning. After all the Christmas and New Year’s parties, a few lazy weekends are just what the doctor ordered – the kind where […]

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Bottoms up! DIY summer cocktails

Starting to get a little sick of wine? Me neither. But summer’s here to stay, so it’s probably time to mix it up a bit. That’s right friends – it’s time to dust off the hard liquor, bust out your favourite Hawaiian shirt and get your best Tom Cruise impersonation ready. It’s cocktail time. Embarrassingly, my first experience with something […]

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