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Lentil Salad

Warm Lentil Salad with lemon and feta

Do your kids like pulses?  Mine aren't mad about them but once upon a time they made this warm salad and scoffed the lot.  I tend to sneak it into our family cooking routine once every couple of months. Lentils are an excellent source of fibre, iron, potassium and a stack of other goodies so are well worth always having on hand and ... read more

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Creamy Garlic Soup

All the rain of late in Sydney has reminded me of a recipe I shared way back in 2012 because then it was also a soggy start to October.  Funny how one's brain works. The recipe is for a creamy (without cream), delicious and totally irresistible garlic soup.  I used a recipe by Heidi Swanson over at 101 Cookbooks who in turn had adapted ... read more

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Pickled Red Onion

Want something that you can keep in the fridge for weeks and add to just about everything?  Then you need my pickled Red Onion recipe.  Sweet, sour, crunchy and fragrant ~ it's the bee's knees. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:32] The pickling process will develop over a few hours but it's even better if you can wait 24-48 hours before ... read more

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Move over Princess…

I want to share with you part of a speech given recently by Dr Briony Scott, Principal at Wenona in Sydney.  Every time I listen to her I am left feeling exceedingly grateful that there are educators such as her whose passion and intellect are guiding girls. Here's some of what she had to say to over 200 15-year old girls... Turning ... read more

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Chicken liver pate with brandy and orange

During the winter months I begin to crave offal.  I'm not sure why ~ you can call me weird if you wish. Maybe it's the lack of sunlight, the blustery cold days, a lack of iron. Whatever the reason I'll often make a simple pate to have on hand in the fridge.  Do give this recipe a try.  It's easy, is good for you (liver is considered a ... read more

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The night I stabbed a stranger…

Back in 1991 I was living in London. My sister and I took a small apartment in Vauxhall, which was a notoriously scary and often dangerous suburb, but it was all we could afford.  Men (and occasionally women) wandered the streets at all hours of the day swilling Tennents XL lager out of paper bags begging for beer money and then abusing ... read more

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My Pimple Poppers

A couple of nights back, I had a dream that one of my girlfriends had the most dreadful case of fester face I'd ever seen and she'd come over to have me squeeze the life out of the offending pimples.  She needed to have "perfect face" because she was heading out on a date with Barnaby Joyce.  I know right?  Seriously weird dream.  I defy ... read more

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Avocado and Coconut Cream Soup

You know how sometimes you stumble across a recipe and love it so much that you automatically make it over and over until you know it off by heart and then it becomes one of your go-to dishes?  You very nearly run the risk of overdosing yourself and your family on it. Well this is one such recipe but to date, none of us are sick of it. ... read more

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Cease and desist…

  No one is perfect. Infidelity, separation and divorce happen every single day worldwide - across all communities, religions and cultures for a multitude of reasons. And so to Barnaby Joyce. Apparently his marriage was finished well before he took up with his new partner. Perhaps he and his wife had fallen out of love over ... read more

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When were you last sprung?

There’s been a lot of talk in our home lately about babies and all the paraphernalia that Mums-to-be buy or are given in anticipation of a bundle of joy joining the family (our oldest daughter is expecting her first child in April). One item that has caused debate is the need (or not) for a baby monitor. Way back in 2001 when I had ... read more