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Bernice’s (well, mum’s really) famous prawn pate

One of my family’s traditions is my Mum’s famous prawn pate. Everyone goes into a feeding frenzy when she serves this up – it would be considered a crime in our household for Christmas and New Year to pass by without a fix. This recipe could also be handy to use-up any left over prawns…

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An Australian Christmas menu…

We recently hosted 17 adults and 9 babies for a Christmas lunch, the perfect way to road-test a new house (especially the kitchen!). The secret to it running smoothly… good preparation (and a kitchen with plenty of bench space and a big oven!). Here’s the menu …

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Banana Bran Muffins – both healthy and tasty…

Don’t you just love a good muffin (especially warm, straight from the oven)? Have you noticed that the definition of a muffin has changed somewhat? Firstly, most of the muffins you can buy in a café are HUGE! A meal for 2 people. Secondly they are no longer healthy. They’re cake mixture in disguise within…

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Robin Red Breast (seed pod) Mobile

I was at mum’s the other day, and on the book shelf were these little, coloured birds placed in an ornamental tree – on closer inspection I realised that these little birds were made from seed pods! Bernice then took over, and began demanding answers – who made those birds? Where did the seed pods…

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San choy bow (chicken or pork)

My husband and I often cook up san choy bow – it’s a really simple recipe and a healthy meal. We try and make it even healthier by adding a few extra vegetables to the recipe. This is a great meal for those kids that don’t like vegies ’cause it all gets mixed in with…

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Korean beef burgers… simply amazing!

A few months ago I was trying to explain to my sister how good these burgers are, at the time I didn’t get the kind of focus and acknowledgement I was after. Months down the track she finally got to try them at Mum and Dad’s (Saturday night just gone) and kindly told me on…

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A birch tree bunting for the new baby

This birch tree trunk has accompanied us on two house moves…destined to be put to good use ‘one-day’… That day has now finally arrived. And my husband is thrilled. It was clogging up his garage, apparently. I have used it as the centre-piece to our new daughter’s nursery (due to arrive in 8 days time).

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Binny gets creative


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