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Making Your Own Christmas Cookie Box

Making Your Own Christmas Cookie Box

Making Your Own Christmas Cookie Box The Perfect Way to Execute a Homemade Christmas Gift Many, many years ago I was an exchange student in Germany. I was living with my host family in Bavaria during winter time, and got to experience the traditional Christmas we read about in story books and movies, namely that...
German Christmas Cookies Recipe

German Christmas Cookies Recipe

German Christmas Cookies (Weihnachtsplätzchen) Fun and simple, and essential to every Christmas baking schedule German Christmas Cookies are a fun and more traditional alternative to the Aussie white christmas slices and rum balls we’ve all grown up with. The recipe to make German Christmas Cookies is incredibly simple and makes a reasonably sized batch that’s perfect...
A Basic Recipe for Vegetable Stock

A Basic Recipe for Vegetable Stock

A Basic Recipe for Vegetable Stock How to make a basic vegetable stock from scratch at home   Making vegetable stock is something I’ve had many requests and conversations about lately. I’ve decided to put together a very basic recipe that I use to make my stock at home. Most recipes instruct you to make large...
Hazelnut Horseshoe Biscuits

Hazelnut Horseshoe Biscuits

Hazelnut Horseshoe Biscuits (Nusskipferl) How to make delicious and simple horseshoe biscuits, German style A good addition to your Christmas bake mix is Horseshoe biscuits or Nusskipferl. They’re super simple to make and the shape makes them look much fancier than they actually are. I actually first learnt to make them back in high school...
Food Festivals and Events Around the World

Food Festivals and Events Around the World

Image by Anggara Mahendra Food Festivals and Events Around the World Festivals and events for foodies worth travelling for. Plan your travels around some of the world’s best annual food festivals and events. See if your next travel destination has a food festival or event on at that same time as your trip. Festivals are...
A Beetroot Curry Recipe & Story

A Beetroot Curry Recipe & Story

A Beetroot Curry Recipe & Story Nigethan from Tamil Feasts talks about Tamil cooking, and shares his beetroot curry recipe.   Nigethan of Tamil Feasts – Image credit: Tamil Feasts   Nigethan – how long have you been cooking for? 14 years ago – in my fish boat, not at home. And in Australia for 3...
Thai Recipes - Make the Classics at Home

Thai Recipes – Make the Classics at Home

Thai Recipes Learn how to make some of the local classics at home   Living in rural Thailand has it’s pros and cons, but one of the pros has been access to traditional Thai food, unadulterated by or for Western sensibilities. This has changed my palette somewhat – food without proper spices or kick have...
How to Make a Thai Omelette (Khai Jiow)

How to Make a Thai Omelette (Khai Jiow)

How to Make a Thai Omelette Whip up this simple, quick and filling traditional Thai meal for one   Khai Jiow (Thai omelette) is a common offering at local Thai markets. Often cooked in a wok  – Thai omelette is a quick and filling meal, eaten with rice and a few light garnishings like cucumber...
Khanom Chan - Thai Steamed Layered Dessert

Khanom Chan – Thai Steamed Layered Dessert

Khanom Chan – How to Make Thai Steamed Layered Dessert Learn how to make this chewy, layer upon layer dessert of sticky sweet goodness    Khanom Chan is a steamed Thai layered dessert. It is made by pouring a flavoured sweetened coconut milk mixture and steaming it in small metal or silicon moulds, then layering it with...
Foodie Profile: NATIF Native Foods

Foodie Profile: NATIF Native Foods

NATIF Superfoods – Kakadu Plum, Davidson Plum and Desert Lime, Quandongs, Bush Tomatoes, Fingerlimes, Lillypillis, Saltbush, Lemon Myrtle and Wattleseed   Foodie Profile: NATIF Native Foods We chat to NATIF founder, Julie Merlet about how and why she started her business, the health benefits of native foods, and how you can grow them on your own balcony....
Travel: Ceylon Tea Trails in Sri Lanka

Travel: Ceylon Tea Trails in Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka The ultimate experience for tea lovers Beyond the bustle of Colombo and tourist-magnet tea country towns of Nuwara Eliya and Ella lies a small haven. It’s the perfect spot for travellers that crave nature, beautiful landscapes, quiet, space and… tea. Ceylon Tea Trails is the world’s first tea bungalow resort –...
10 Ways to Be a More Conscious Food Shopper

10 Ways to Be a More Conscious Food Shopper

Image by Leonie Wise 10 Ways to Be a More Conscious Food Shopper By Paul Hellier of Fair Food Forager   If you were to put your mind to eating and purchasing food that doesn’t contribute to unnecessary damage to the environment, exploit animals and even people – you could quite easily put yourself into...