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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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Summer Recipe: Prawns with Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad

The thing I love most about warmer weather is that you can throw a few ingredients together and you have a fresh, quick dinner in minutes. Take this dish of Prawns with Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad, for instance. It is so incredibly simple – literally only requiring assemblage – and yet the flavours are […]

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We all scream for ice cream

What’s better than a creamy cold ice cream on a hot summer’s day? One that you’ve made yourself. We share three simple recipes, guaranteed delicious. Not So Vanilla Vanilla Ice Cream INGREDIENTS 3 cups single cream 1 cup milk 1 cup icing sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract METHOD Place the milk in a medium-sized mixing […]

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Five summer salads to start the New Year right

Ate your own body weight in Christmas ham and now considering buying full-body spanx and a caftan? I hear ya. And really, why should we stop now? I mean, it would be so easy to just keep on gorging all summer long. But c’mon! We’re better than that. So before you pick up your KFC family bucket, […]

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Cocktail Hour

Fresh and fruity, cocktails are the perfect match for a Canberra summer. We asked three of the city’s best bartenders to share their favourites for our latest Magazine: Summer. Electric Satisfaction Charlotte Stevens, Bar Rochford Ingredients 30ml dark rum 10ml Campari 10ml apricot brandy 20ml lime juice 10ml Orgeat Top with sparkling wine Method Place […]

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Transform your Christmas leftovers: Part III

It’s time to lift your game and prepare to turn what’s left of the Christmas aftermath into drool-worthy dishes that’ll keep that festive smile on your dial for a little longer. Did you miss the last two instalments? Find out how to transform leftover turkey, salmon, stone fruit and roast veggies into delicious dishes with Part One […]

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Transform your Christmas leftovers: Part II

Daydreaming about what you stuffed into your face for Christmas lunch? Me too. But now you’ve emerged from your food coma only to discover you’re somehow starving again and the thought of eating cold food straight from the fridge makes you want to gag. It’s time to lift your leftovers game and decide what in the name of […]

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How to turn your Christmas leftovers into mouth-watering meals

Happy Boxing Day! Welcome to the national holiday of sitting on the couch, watching the cricket, dialling up the aircon and looking blankly into the fridge. Christmas lunch is lots of fun to plan (we hope yours was!) but it can turn into an expensive exercise if you’re feeding a lot of people, amirite? So today, […]

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Recipe: Christmas Jam Cookies

A simple gingerbread christmas cookie, stuffed with jam and cut into festival shapes. Perfect to do with kids, siblings or as a little after dinner treat this Christmas. What you need Large mixing bowl Stand mixer with paddle attachment Ingredients Makes 25 3 cups (375g) plain flour 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda Pinch teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon ground ginger […]

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Christmas Giving: The Handmade Foodie Way

I love traditions; it’s what really defines Christmas for me. Whether it be a tradition with your family, friends or children it always builds the excitement around this special time of the year. I once shared a birthday and Christmas tradition with a couple of my girlfriends. Every year we would celebrate both occasions with […]

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