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A Buttercake Called Mango

  I have been baking for a few years now, but it wasn't until recently when I ate a gorgeous buttercake made by a neighbour that i realized the importance of using good quality, no skimping, golden wholesome butter. For health reasons and out of sheer laziness, I have been using margarine or spreads that call themselves butter, just so that I can start baking at the drop of a hat and not have to wait to soften the butter for the recipe. Y... Read More >>
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My One Occasional Sin Oaty Chocolate Caramel Slice

How many times have you overlooked those little pull-out cards accompanying a product advertisement in a cooking magazine? Well I have plenty of times, until one fine day last year I paused over one that caught my eye. It was a totally random occurrence and now when I think back, I am glad I did. The product was Nestle's dark chocolate bits and they had a recipe for "Chocolate Caramel Slice" featured on the card with a gorgeous photo ... Read More >>
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The Texture And Flavors Of Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Nick loves Thai Pineapple Fried Rice, the singular thing on any thai menu that jumps out and calls out to his taste buds. It is a shame then that ever since moving to Sydney he has been searching in vain for a decent bowl of pineapple fried rice. Strange as it may seem, not all thai joints offer this simple delicacy. I remember back in Singapore we had dinner at a beautiful Thai restaurant called 'Parkway Thai' in Marine Parade. Not only did th... Read More >>
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Fast Stir-Fry Spinach Fried Rice

Feeding my 4 year old is becoming more and more of a challenge with the ever looming dilemma of trying to sneak in healthy ingredients. Sometimes I wonder why he can't expand his mind's horizon beyond the noodles, yoghurt and cheese that he seems to have an unfaltering devotion for? What I have figured out is that he gets excited about colour and itty bitty little pieces. Doesn't make sense I know but that is the mind of a 4-year old for you. ... Read More >>