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Woman sitting on each applying makeup to her face with a compact

My days of extravagant eyeshadow, bold blusher and blue mascara are firmly in the rear-view mirror. There is still the odd occasion though, when I like to splash on a bit of war paint. Until now, I have removed my makeup with makeup remover and the standard cotton pads available in any supermarket. Last weekend… >> Read more

Filed in: Reduce Your Footprint

In My Kitchen… January 2019

six bottle corks piled on table

Happy New Year. I have just come back from 12 days in Tasmania. Lovely weather, amazing scenery and what a food scene! We must have eaten our body weight in cheese and cider. The Taste of Tasmania festival was on in Hobart over the Christmas/New Year period and of course, we visited. Most of our… >> Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous

Atelier for Lunch

A plan had been made to visit Brisbane mainstay Montrachet, in its new digs in Bowen Hills. Unfortunately, we had not banked on it being so busy in the lead up to Christmas, and couldn’t get a booking. This is how we found ourselves at Atelier for a Friday lunch. Atelier is a newish opening… >> Read more

Filed in: Restaurant Review

Amaretti Biscuits for Christmas

tray of amaretti biscuits with almonds and amaretto liqueur in the background

It’s a very low key Christmas at Tiffin HQ. Some of this is because we have been travelling quite a lot and some of this is because we have chosen to simplify our approach to Christmas. We are aiming for quality, not quantity. We still enjoy delicious Christmas foods and sharing home made gifts, which is… >> Read more

Filed in: Baking & Dessert
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