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My friends have their own chocolate bars

May 12, 2016
molly and michelle at the boroughs

  My friends Molly and Michelle have their very own chocolate bars!!! Look at those words. Can you even believe it?! I found out about this marvellous turn of events at the launch of Care Packages last night. The launch party was at a really ace shop called The Boroughs (which, I must say, is brimful of things I want and is run by a gent called Alasdair – a gent I have not seen since I had a cafe…

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Send Noods: Cold Sesame and Peanut Noodles

May 4, 2016
noodles for lunch

If you want to send me noods, this is the kind of thing I’m into. Just in case you need to know that. I love cold noodles of many kinds. These are the kind I made today. I am home alone (such a rarity!) and nobody else in my house really likes cold noodles the way I do. This meant that, weirdly, cold noodles were the first thing that came to mind when the last person shut the door today.…

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Guys! A dinner for every night of the week!

May 3, 2016
the woks of life wontons

  Gosh. I’m such a helpful lass, aren’t I? If you are as hungry as I am now that the weather is cooling down, you might need some new things to whip up in the kitchen. It’s okay because I am always thinking of you (and me) and I’ve spent the afternoon looking for good stuff for us to try in the coming cosy days. Tip One: Make twice as much so you have the very best lunch the next…

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How To Make Gluten-Free Raspberry Madeleines

March 30, 2016
madeleines

My mother-in-law Dure used to bring bags of Madeleines home from her restaurant when Rin was a baby. They’d have been cooked the day before – so could not be served to diners – but were still super delicious and perfect with a cup of tea. Those Madeleines had Leatherwood Honey in them. It made them taste extra-good and a lot like home (the honey was from Tasmania, where I grew up.) YUM. Today, I’m going in to the ABC to…

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Easy Peasy Chickpea Pancakes

March 29, 2016
chickpea pancake recipe

  These pancakes are a quick and easy gluten-free alternative to (my favourite) roti, when it comes to curry dipping or wrapping. They are best on the day they are made, but that’s okay because they are super easy to make up quickly. No need to make and keep. As pancakes are wont to be, they’re pretty plain – nourishing and nutty – so they need something spicy or flavoursome alongside them or smooshed on top. Sometimes the gluten-free people…

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How To Make Famous People Coconut Ice

March 24, 2016
famous people coconut ice 2

Sometimes I make coconut ice for famous people. Once, it was for Chris Isaak.  Another time it was for Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. You can hear more about that on the radio or online today at 2pm Melbourne time. I will tell you more about the amazing Melissa McCarthy aka Sookie St James experience (and her adorable husband Ben) next up. For now, here is the famous Coconut Ice… appreciated by many (…but not all!)   Delicious and Moist Famous…

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That cauliflower recipe (and a bit about the weekend!)

March 21, 2016
pips birthday feast

  I’ve had a really busy few days.  On Friday I helped Spotlight launch National Craft Month (with a bunch of really lovely creative people.) It was a snack/demo/make fest in a gorgeous little restaurant at the end of St Kilda Pier. I did a little speech where I said good things but spoke too fast and then got to chat to lots of super great girls (and a few boys too!) On Saturday we got up early and headed to…

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Friendly Feel-Good Soup

March 10, 2016
make pips feelgood soup

  I am a bit obsessed with this soup at the moment. It has the ability to not only satisfy my hunger, it also makes me feel really good and warm and virtuous and healthy and calm. It’s pretty much a crunchy hug in a bowl of soup. With extra vitamins and magical powers and things. Like, if soup was your best friend, it would look like this. So colourful, no?! If you want to try a thing I like.…

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All of the foods + Poh + a bit of pouring two cups

March 8, 2016
pip feature

  One of the things I love about FOOD is how good it can make you feel. Thinking about food, planning snacks, shopping for ingredients, preparing meals, eating it all up. These are things I love. At our house, food really does equal love. I know that can make for confusing relationships with BLD (breakfast, lunch and dinner), but we navigate the food is love life with a fairly cavalier attitude and everyone seems okay so far. Phew. The last few months…

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What We Ate (And Drank) On Christmas Day…

December 29, 2015
feature margs

  Christmas Day food is my favourite, but I really like eating it on Boxing Day, rather than Christmas Day, if that makes sense. While I like the pomp and ceremony of the 25th, I love the 26th. It is my favourite festive day. I love the feeling that the pressure is off, that you can just slug about, that you don’t have to do anything for anyone. Perhaps you do too? This year Boxing Day brought the rain, so we…

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The Other Elvis Sandwich (With Secret Sauce)

December 6, 2015
other elvis sandwich

Elvis was renowned for his fried peanut butter sandwiches.  That, most of us know. But in The Life And Cuisine Of Elvis Presley, there is another sandwich that EP favoured and there is not a peanut in sight. This Presley fave is kind of the opposite of peanut butter. It features potatoes, onions and bacon, slowly fried in butter until golden and delicious. THEN, you pile that caramelised bounty in between two slices of bread. Add lots of salt and pepper.…

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Pretty Free-style Tomato Sambal

November 29, 2015
sambal pip

One of the things I love about Bali is the FOOD! So many delicious flavours and colours. Simple ingredients treated carefully with moreish results.  Every time I’ve been to Bali I have overdosed on homemade tomato sambal. I love chilli at the best of times, but this sweet, spicy tomato sauce makes everything taste super amazing. A little teaspoon full on the side of my plate to swipe my veggies or satay through, and I’m happy. Okay. Maybe a bit…

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A Delicious Raspberry + Ricotta Cake

November 18, 2015
raspberry and ricotta cake one

  One of the first things I wanted to do when I got home from our holiday/horrorday was to make a cake. There is something comforting about baking, isn’t there? The (probable) reliability of creaming things together and whisking them and folding stuff is calming and sure and heralds delicious tastes and smells. I was reading Orangette on Monday morning and someone mentioned this recipe. I looked it up and it seemed like just the sort of cake I would like.…

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A Day In The Mountains: Green Kitchen Bali

November 7, 2015
things we picked

Yesterday we were picked up at 7am from our villa for a day of market-visiting, rice paddy walking, vegetable picking and cooking lessons. Man. I am so glad we booked this tour. Jero picked us up and drove us two hours out of Canggu – to Klungkung (where this amazing market is) and then on to Sidemen.  I just found out today that there is a huge textile market at Klungkung (which also sounds amazing) – but we were on…

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ACTUAL World’s Best After School Chicken Wings

October 15, 2015
worlds best wings meetmeatmikes

This recipe is awesome. We have been making these 3 times a week! Because everyone at my place loves them. The good thing about this recipe is that you’ll have most ingredients in your pantry already and you can go a bit freestyle with the measuring once you’ve made them a few times. I suggest you make LOTS because they are extra good cold from the fridge! Also, they smell ridiculously good when they are baking. You have been warned. A…

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52 Hellos Week 38 + Stuff I’ve Been Loving + Cake

September 27, 2015
bavarian crochet blanket progress

  It’s been QUITE a while since I posted for 52Hellos – mostly because I packed the box of letters up and could not find it when I unpacked. A bit of persistent unpacking turned them up this week, which is a good thing because I had forgotten how nice it was to read a handwritten note from someone I don’t know! This week’s letters are from Lisa and Amanda. Thanks for writing to us!!! I loved Lisa’s penpal story…

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