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Friday, May 20, 2022

Lockdown: Longing for crumpet

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I don’t care. It’s Friday and I’ve earned it. Real butter on crumpets. Wholesome wholemeal crumpets. It’s been too long between crumpet. If this sight offends you, look away for 5 minutes. No, make it...

No ‘celebrity chef’ mishmash, this is real advice

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“Who’s too lazy to mash potatoes,” I was muttering, when a lovely old biddy – septuagenarian at least, with gnarled knuckles and hair in the little old ladies’ scarf – tapped my shoulder and...
unsalted insulted

Unsalted insulted

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Who buys UNSALTED butter? (Besides stupid me, not paying attention.) It makes the taste buds lazy. That’s like decaf coffee, light beer, fat-free ice cream, vegan Four ‘N Twenty – an insult to the Universe and...

Lunch is a Journey in St Kilda

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It’s a new Winter, a new Covid strain, a new pie shape. Seemingly hidden on the wind swept, litter strewn Fitzroy Street – empty but for a homeless, toothless woman who is camped beween...

Scottish fish ‘n’ chips – at home

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Lunch: steak of Scottish haddock with cheddar & leek melt, in a golden crumb, served with straight cut chips drizzled with Modena balsamic vinegar and a dusting of genuine Saxa seasoning. (Aldi fish cake with...

Healthy Holiday Hack: try Lake Mac

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Healthy Holiday Hack: you have to like the sound of that. Sydney’s Lake Macquarie is a huge well of wellness. Publicist Georgia Cook guides us with some great travel options … Wellness tourism is one of...

Autumn morning 2021

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Nature at work. Intricate, enduring, useful, beautiful. St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.

Sausages assuages

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Arrive at Bunnings Warehouse, Port Melbourne, to find it’s not open until 1pm (because of Anzac Day public holiday). Angst and sorrow tho assuaged with a free sausage. Amazing how a little mustard, tomato sauce...

Corned beef air fried

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Something different: corned beef not boiled but roasted in the air fryer oven. Rinsed under the tap then cooked 20 mins on high, 30 mins on low. Crusty surface, tender, moist, salty and very,...

Happiness is two hash browns

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Easter Monday Morning. A grey, sullen sky and a chill in the wind as if Winter’s icy fingertips are creeping around the corner. Shake off the gloom, grab the hat and saunter down to...