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fresh unsalted butter in a dish

I have been writing for a while about reducing waste and re-purposing food scraps and left overs into other meals and snacks. The amount of food waste in the world is really staggering. There is plenty of research and column inches written about it yet it seems to continue unabated. Whether it’s people buying too… Read more

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Home Exchnage - 5 tips to get your started

If you’ve been reading Tiffin for any length of time, you will know that Mr Tiffin and I do home exchanges. This is where you go on holidays and stay in another person’s house, whilst they stay in yours. You can also agree to a non simultaneous exchange. We’ve had some absolutely amazing holidays, all… Read more

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In My Kitchen… June 2019

brown pottery fermenting crock with tan crockery lid

In my kitchen… My first ever blog post – May 2019 …I have had a revelation. May 2019 marked 10 years of Tiffin Bite Sized Food Adventures. Ten years of me blogging. My first blog post was a review of Cumlus Inc in Melbourne, which I’m happy to say, is still going strong. Ten years… Read more

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Vintage metal scrap yard image from Australian War Memorial with Recycling Steel Bottle Tops title superimposed

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking and reading about recycling systems in Australia. It would be great if every council had the same scheme to make it easier for people to recycle consistently across the country. Alas, they do not. Having said that, there are a number of items that are recycled almost universally… Read more

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shallow dish of cashew & red pepper dip with small knife in dish and crackers alongside

I recently started working in a different team that includes a vegan co-worker. I’m well versed in the world of vegan cookery but it appears that at least some of my colleagues are not. Contributions at a recent morning tea included dishes were thought to be vegan friendly but included ingredients such as egg and… Read more

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In My Kitchen… May 2019

two purple cardboard boxes with cut out morifs and purple ribbons tied on top

Last month I wrote about how Easter was late and how hot the weather continued to be. Well Easter has been and gone and yet it’s still hot. The second month of autumn and it’s 27c in Brisbane today. It’s a fact of life that climate change is making a significant impact on our lives… Read more

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small decorative glass jar filled with lime and cococonut sugar scrub with a small bone spoon sitting in the jar

Some time ago I shared a recipe for how to make your own Coffee Salt Scrub. It’s part of our household trying to become palm oil and micro bead free. Cosmetics and beauty products pose a particular challenge. I have finished the jar of Coffee Salt Scrub so decided to turn my hand to a… Read more

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