RECIPE: Homemade sausage rolls

Homemade Sausage Rolls

Homemade sausage rolls take me back to my childhood! I have memories of mum making them for me and my sister’s birthday parties. Our house would be filled with the comforting and delicious smell of savoury sausage rolls wafting through the house…. Continue reading RECIPE: Homemade sausage rolls

Mango and coconut chia pudding

Mango and coconut chia pudding

I love mangoes! I was recently in Queensland (where I’m from and where my family live) and my dad has about 6 mango trees near his house. They are owned by a local fruit shop owner and they’ve given dad permission to pick them. So we picked them straight from the tree with dad’s handmade mango picker. One person had to catch them while the other hooked the mango and pulled it free from the tree. It was lots of fun and we shared our bags of mangoes with the rest of the family when we saw them over the Christmas break. That was the first time I had picked mangoes! Continue reading Mango and coconut chia pudding

Summer coconut and mango cake

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I have a confession to make – I’m not really a big fan of the traditional Christmas fare.

While I absolutely love summer and Christmas, for the most part, I could happily forgo the mince pies, cold ham and roast turkey. My preference, this time of year, is for fresh, light and summery flavours. Continue reading Summer coconut and mango cake

How to create the perfect Martini

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Many people might assume that the Martini is a simple cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. While those ingredients may form the base of one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages, there’s much more to creating the perfect martini than you might think. Continue reading How to create the perfect Martini

Biltong is the new black

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Big things can happen when four like-minded friends unite to bring an idea to life. Brothers Rory and Luke grew up on the South African coast and have called Australia home for the past 10 years. After falling in love with the Australian bushland they would often set out on adventures with their best mates Tom and Matt. Continue reading Biltong is the new black

Cheesy bacon and corn cob loaf

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I love seeing everyone’s reaction when I turn up to a party with a cob loaf in hand. What’s not to love about something that you eat the dip AND what it’s served in! There’s no denying that it’s seriously amazing and it’s always a winner with my friends and family. It’s also really easy and doesn’t take long to whip up. Although cob loafs are a little old school there’s something about them and they’re a people pleaser for any occasion. Continue reading Cheesy bacon and corn cob loaf

GREEN PEA PANCAKE WITH CORN SALSA, SMOKED SALMON & POACHED EGGS

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Local Press Cafe is one of my favourite cafes in Canberra. They serve healthy, fresh and flavoursome whole foods and that’s our kind of food. They’re also located at the beautiful Kingston Foreshore so you can enjoy a delicious lunch or breakfast, soak up the surroundings and go for a walk around Lake Burley Griffin before or after you have a bite to eat or something to drink. MasterChef Australia contestant, Trent Harvey, also worked at Local Press Cafe when he finished filming the show and is still involved with the Local Press Cafe team. If you haven’t heard, Eat Canberra is hosting our very first event at The Truffle Farm where guests will be treated to a two-course lunch cooked by Trent, desserts by Naked Foods Braddon and lots more. Continue reading GREEN PEA PANCAKE WITH CORN SALSA, SMOKED SALMON & POACHED EGGS