|Posted on December 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
Quite often the question arises "is a tomato a fruit or vegetable?" Well to answer the age old question, it is actually a fruit.
Confusion between fruits and vegetables usually arise because of their different usages. A lot of fruits may actually be referred to as vegetables because they are used in a savoury manor as opposed to sweet. The simple definition of...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 10, 2012 at 1:00 AM||comments (0)|
They’ve been passed down from your mother who got it from her mother who also most likely got it from her mother too but is there any truth in some of these old myths? Does adding salt to water make it boil faster? Do potatoes really soak up excess salt? Does a spoon prevent champagne from going flat? Well you may be surprised that while...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 8, 2012 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
Footy finals have finally arrived and the nail-biting exciting finishes have begun to destroy the hopes and dreams of promising seasons for potential grand final contestants.
This month continues an amazing tradition of beer, bbq's and big headaches. Whether your team is in or out, the footy finals are always great entertainment and...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 25, 2012 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
Dining out is usually about the tasting of great food and maybe trying something different. It's often an opportunity to relax and be served while enjoying the company of others in a different atmosphere. Well some restaurants have taken the whole dining experience to the next level and made the surroundings the highlight of the show giving you an ambience that will p...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 3, 2012 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
Lavender is one of those flowers that we recognise more as a perfume or room refreshener rather than an ingredient that we cook with. It is also, for this reason, that a lot of us will tend to steer away from trying this unusual plant but lavender has been used in traditional English and European cooking for centuries.
T...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 24, 2012 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
Australia’s fresh truffle season is late May to early August. Truffles are now well into their season and we are seeing lots of inspired dishes apperaring on restaurant menus throughout Australia. But, the big question on most peoples lips is "what actually are these truffles?"
Black truffles are a type of fungus which grow at the roots of...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 17, 2012 at 3:20 AM||comments (0)|
Spices are in use all over the world, from the very familiar black pepper to the more obscure cambodge. With such a wide range of flavours, textures, pungencies, colours and intensities it can become overwhelming on what to buy and how to use them.
Spices are made from the bark, seeds, fruit, roots, resins, and buds of plants. They ma...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
Mother's Day is that time of the year where you should spoil your mum and thank her for putting up with you throughout the rest of the year. But instead of dining out this Mother’s Day, why not impress your Mum with some amazing food cooked right from your own kitchen.
These dishes are light yet subst...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 21, 2012 at 11:15 PM||comments (0)|
The acronym ANZAC was born in 1915 when Australian and New Zealand soldiers were training in Egypt and has become associated with their landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
The ANZAC biscuit come about during the first world war due to the soldiers families concerned with the condition and nutrition of food that was being supplied to them. Th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:10 AM||comments (0)|
What better way to enjoy this Easter than with a round of fresh hot cross buns!
There are mixed stories behind the history of the hot cross bun but in many historically Christian countries, the buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday, with the cross standing as a symbol of the crucifixion. These days, they are enjoyed all through the Easter...Read Full Post »