How to Choose a Barbecue
Dec10

How to Choose a Barbecue

Choosing a barbecue means spending money on something that you are going to be using on a fairly regular basis with high expectations for the end result. So it’s important to make the right decisions early on in order to avoid disappointments later. Not All Barbecues are the Same In fact, if you are relatively new to them, you could be forgiven for thinking that there is a bewildering array of all shapes and sizes, each with its...

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Mutton Dressed As Lamb
Dec10

Mutton Dressed As Lamb

One of the more shady practices of unscrupulous butchers, including those to be found in many supermarkets, is to label young mutton, also known as hoggett, as ‘prime lamb’. It’s not just that there is a difference in flavor, succulence and tenderness, there is also a considerable price difference at market as any struggling sheep farmer will tell you. In other words, we are being ripped off by paying too much for...

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Creating a Healthy Easter Basket
Dec10

Creating a Healthy Easter Basket

With the rate of childhood obesity on the rise, try something new. This year, buy healthy snacks instead of lollies and chocolate. You don’t have to sacrifice flavour, either. Low-calorie or low-fat doesn’t mean it has to taste bad. This is one time that toys are okay. All kids would agree you can never have too many toys. An Easter basket is about getting a special treat. No one said those treats had to be edible. Small hand-held...

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Cooking with Love in the Kitchen
Dec10

Cooking with Love in the Kitchen

Even though you may not spend much time cooking in the kitchen, wouldn’t you like to treat your love to an easy, delectable and romantic dinner? A special meal is not just about food- it is about the effort and meaning that goes into it. These ideas will make it easy for you to create a memorable meal for Valentine’s Day, or any other time when you want to show someone your love. Remember when you made a homemade card for...

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Simple Steps To A Happy Valentines Dinner
Dec10

Simple Steps To A Happy Valentines Dinner

Everyone wants to have a Valentines that is a special occasion and the good news is you can create that ambiance at home without taking the whole day doing it. After all, what makes Valentines Day so special is spending time with the one or ones that you love. There are many ways to accomplish a nice Valentines evening, so please don’t feel restricted to the following suggestions. These are just some simple idea’s to help put a little...

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The Power Of The Meal
Dec10

The Power Of The Meal

Since the beginning of time one aspect of human social experience has stood out as the ‘place to be’ for communication and family bonding: the meal. In contemporary human life the evening dinner is often the only place and time that a family all sits down together. In tribal times (of course there are still tribes today) the cooking of a slaughtered animal or cultivated vegetables brought the group together to share ideas and...

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The Importance of Family Recipes
Dec10

The Importance of Family Recipes

As a child I remember waking up early to the smell of my grandmother’s cooking. She would rise at 6 or 7 AM to begin preparing a meal for the family. As usual, this meal would be special. She would know each of our favorite dishes and find the time to make all of them while offering breakfast to the grandchildren, who spent the night frequently. For many people food and family are intimately connected. Modern families have a...

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Luke Mangan Spices Up Lilydale Chicken
Dec10

Luke Mangan Spices Up Lilydale Chicken

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan is helping Australian families add a little bit of spice to their everyday cooking through an innovative new range of Lilydale free range chicken products. The gourmet Free Range Dining varieties combine premium cuts of chicken with a delicious spice sachet packed full of flavour. Making dishes to impress quick and easy, even for kitchen novices, the new Lilydale range features African Spice...

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