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Recipes

Canadian Blueberry Cake

  INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 cup plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup castor sugar 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 4 eggs 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup blueberries ICING 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted 1 tablespoon lemon juice   Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Line loaf tin. Combine flour, …

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Pork belly with Davidson’s plum sauce

The mix of tangy and sweetness of this Davidson’s plum sauce will add an authentic Australian spark to your dessert or succulent meat dishes.   Ingredients Cooked squares of pork belly. Plum Sauce 500g Davidson’s plums, washed and diced 2 cups brown sugar 1 cinnamon stick ¾ cup water ½ tbsp unsalted butter Pinch of salt ¾ cup light red …

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Fig salad with walnuts and fetta

Lettuce leaves, mixed varieties 3 or 4 figs (quartered) Walnuts, handful Persian fetta Olive oil Balsamic Vinegar Shaved prosciutto (optional)   In a decorative bowl, loosely place mixed lettuce leaves of your choice at the base. Sprinkle over the top of the lettuce quartered fig wedges, chopped walnuts and fetta. Drizzle generously with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. For an …

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Bean & Fetta Salad

  2 cloves garlic, chopped finely 500g fresh green beans 1/4 cup of walnuts, roughly chopped Greek Fetta, crumbled Dukkah Extra-virgin olive oil Heat frying pan and lightly fry to soften garlic. Add green beans into the pan and stir constantly to heat and cook slightly. Place green beans on a serving plate, sprinkle with fetta, walnuts and dukkah. Drizzle …

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Mexican quinoa salad with lime chilli dressing

This quick and easy Mexican salad made ahead will turn your next meal into a fiesta.   Ingredients           1 1/2 cups of quinoa 2 1/4 cups water 1 green capsicum 1 cup black beans Punnet cherry tomatoes 1 cup corn kernels 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup coriander Chilli lime dressing 1/3 cup …

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Tomato Galette recipe

Ingredients 2 cups plain flour 2 tsp. salt 120g chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 700g tomatoes, sliced 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 cup firm cheese (cheddar, or Gouda), finely grated 1 large egg, beaten Sea salt & ground black pepper Balsamic Vinegar 1 Tbsp. finely chopped chives   Method Pulse flour and 1¼ …

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Brazilian Passionfruit Syrup Cake

A simple sponge cake oozing with the sweet tanginess of passionfruit.   Ingredients 4 eggs, separated 330g (1½ cups) caster sugar 100g unsalted butter, softened 300g (2 cups) plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 250ml passionfruit pulp (about 12 passionfruit)   Passionfruit syrup 60ml passionfruit pulp  (about 3 passionfruit) 220g (1 cup) caster sugar   Prepare Preheat oven to 180°C. …

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Chicken & Vegetable Soup recipe

Warm the cockles of your soul with this tasty and wholesome chicken and vegetable soup.   Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 leek, halved, washed, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large carrot, peeled, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 2 small zucchini, diced 1 1/4 cups dry soup mix, rinsed 8 cups chicken stock 1kg skinless chicken thigh Dill …

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Citrus marinated chicken recipe

  Quick chicken citrus marinade for a tasty and healthy dish.    Ingredients 1kg chicken thighs 1 cup orange juice, pulp free ½ cup soy sauce ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 medium cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. paprika 1 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce   Method For the marinade: In a medium bowl, whisk orange juice, soy sauce, olive oil, …

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Anti bacterial plants in the garden

Arm yourself with these common anti-bacterial garden herbs and plants to ward off some common bacteria.   Garlic has been long recognised across the world for its preventive and curative powers. Research has found that garlic can be an effective treatment against many forms of bacteria. With many of us spending more time at home we can eat it freely …

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