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otto branded wineglass sitting in front of table lighting

Mr Tiffin finally made it to 50. The baby of the group, there is always a drawn out wait until he leaps the hurdle of a milestone birthday. Meanwhile, some in the group are powering on to the next one. To mark this significant occasion, four of us had a slap up meal at OTTO… >> Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review

In My Kitchen… December 2018

brightly coloured 4 tier tiffin box

What a month I’ve had! My website was hijacked by hackers who did their darndest to lock me out. Thankfully, I had the assistance of a very good developer who was able to get on top of things and put further protections in place. Of course, it had to happen only three days before I… >> Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous
bowl of eggplant pieces with tahini sauce and mint scattered on top

I love eggplants (aubergines) and have written about them a lot. They are versatile and adaptable, featuring in the cuisines of many cultures. We have an eggplant bush in our garden that’s had a crazy growth spurt. This recipe for a warm Middle Eastern Eggplant Salad is a quick way to deal with an unexpected… >> Read more

Filed in: Entree & Starters
young boys weave baskets as part of responsible gift giving

This back end of the year is crowded with birthdays and Christmas. For many years, I have asked people not to give me gifts. If people insist, I ask them to donate what they would have spent, to the Leukemia Foundation. It’s the ultimate responsible gift giving. I understand though, that there are plenty people… >> Read more

Filed in: Reduce Your Footprint

Tiffin HQ is Hacked Off

gin cocktail with mint, cucumber and elderflower

What a challenging week it’s been at Tiffin HQ. My blog came under mutiples attacks from hackers, who hijacked the site, locked me out and put re-diverts onto spam sites. Even after a lot of work and additional security in place, I can see that today, some ne’er-do-well registered themselves as an administrator. There’s still… >> Read more

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two women in hats and gloves count money into a handbag

As I spread out items to fill the handbags I was donating to Share The Dignity’s ‘It’s In The Bag’ campaign, I had a sudden flashback. If you are of *ahem* a certain age, you may recall the ads for Glomesh with the tagline ‘You can tell a lot about Paula Duncan… by what’s in… >> Read more

Filed in: Reduce Your Footprint

In My Kitchen… November 2018

vibrant green herbs sitting on a kitchen bench

This November is a busy month in at Tiffin HQ. There are a couple of birthdays, including a milestone birthday for Mr Tiffin and a holiday in store. I know, I know… I just came back from Europe but we are off to Chiang Mai for Mr Tiffin’s 50th. If there is one thing I… >> Read more

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