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When fresh asparagus hits the markets, when it’s time to slow roast quince, when the best oysters splash out of the sea, I’ll be here to write about food, thoughts, new ideas, and refreshers on the old classics.

Winter Pears

It’s the ideal time to get your roasting dishes out and let your house fill with warm spicy aromas. Rich Christmas fare is warmly welcomed here at this time of year. I would be thinking about a slow-roasted pork neck, a giant pile of crispy on the outside, fluffy on...

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June 2021

When first studying in culinary school, Hospitality at RMIT, Melbourne, one of our first modules was soup, I learnt this moreish Portuguese tomato & rice soup, though now I realise how easy it is, of course it was one of the first introductions to cooking. Portuguese...

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Go ask the neighbour for a cup of sugar

When I was young, I don't think I ever had to borrow the sugar, but we definitely asked for help from our neighbours frequently. The carpool for school, the street babysitting, and optimistic folks suggesting their car was next to be washed on those dry summer...

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Perspective and The Complaints Department, 2020.

Perspective and The Complaints Department, 2020.

Where are you know, in your head. I know you are at home, we are all at home or close by. Have you had enough of feeling like an old pair of stockings with ladders and holes everywhere, but it's the only pair left to wear? It's okay, it's all okay. My version of this...

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Christmas Coping Strategies

Christmas Coping Strategies

The celebration this year is going to be different. Guess what, every year is different. Make it count the way you want to be. I don’t mean to be rude, but there are so many invites, so many events, I want to join in the fun as much as everyone else, so I do say yes,...

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