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In My Kitchen… August 2019

August in Brisbane is an interesting month. Technically, it’s still winter but the clear, sunny skies mean that the spring buds and blooms are already bursting forth. There has been no rain at all in the past few months so the grass is once again a shade of pale straw and crisp underfoot. The outdoor… Read more

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In My Kitchen… July 2019

Hello July. You crept up quickly. Other than a few days spent in Sydney catching up with my brother, a cursory glance at the June calendar shows that it wasn’t really an action packed month. Yet here I am, staring down the barrel of July. A quick check of this month’s calendar shows that I… Read more

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In My Kitchen… June 2019

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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In My Kitchen… May 2019

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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In My Kitchen… April 2019

What a funny old month March was. An unrelenting heatwave, no sign of Easter on the horizon and a frizzled modem, which severely curtailed internet activities including blogging. Nonetheless, I was diligent in taking photos to share what’s been going on In My Kitchen. In my April kitchen… …was an Italian style grape schiacciata. They… Read more

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In My Kitchen… March 2019

Last month I wrote about being organised In My Kitchen. I’d hate to see what my world would be like if I wasn’t. The days just fly by and this month is an exact repeat of last month, with just a couple of days tacked on the end. The heatwaves across Australia continue unabated, so… Read more

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In My Kitchen… February 2019

Bang! February is here. After a lovely six months off work, where we went on three different holidays (Europe, Thailand, Tasmania), I have started a new contract with the Qld Government. This means being super organised for lunches and dinners, rather than just wandering around the house and deciding on a whim, what to cook… Read more

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In My Kitchen… January 2019

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

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In My Kitchen… December 2018

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

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Tiffin HQ is Hacked Off

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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In My Kitchen… November 2018

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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In My Kitchen (Gasp!)… October 2018

Hello world. What have you been up to?  It’s been a year of highs and lows, reflection and re-direction, culling and curating. As part of editing my life, I have had many conversations with myself about this blog, whether I wanted it to continue and if so, in what format. It’s certainly liberating, not thinking… Read more

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In My Kitchen… August 2017

Well, here we are again. I still haven’t got my blogging groove back yet, but as I cast my eye over the calendar, the call of writing my regular In My Kitchen post is strong. Our overall grocery bills aren’t too bad as I rarely succumb to impulse purchases (Digestive biscuits aside) and make the… Read more

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In My Kitchen… July 2017

The weeks roll by and here we are again looking In My Kitchen. I’ve started this post so many times in my head but have finally put pen to paper. It’s been a difficult year for my family, after suffering a devastating loss in February that we are still reeling from. I haven’t shared or… Read more

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Bam! That month just flew by. I’m back blogging but haven’t returned to my regular routine yet. Still, IMK keeps me honest. Last month I shared some of the things I bought in the US and Mexico. Upon our return, we went for our regular holiday to the Barossa Vintage Festival and followed it up… Read more

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In My Kitchen… May 2017

Hello. After taking a couple of month’s break from blogging to travel, celebrate a birthday and contemplate life in general, TIFFIN is back. And what better way to say ‘hi’ than with a boasting edition of In My Kitchen? I’m thrilled to say that IMK is being hosted by my fellow Brisbane blogging friend Sherry… Read more

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¡Ay Caramba! TIFFIN is on Holidays

Hi Bite Sizers – after a busy and challenging start to the year, it’s time for TIFFIN to recharge her batteries. For the next few months, there won’t be any In My Kitchens or recipes, any In The Tiffin Boxes or updates on adventures far on wide. A-Z Guidebook however WILL continue to run. So once… Read more

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In My Kitchen… February 2017

In my kitchen, there has been very little cooking this month. In fact, there has been very little time spent in my kitchen at all as my attention is directed elsewhere. As a serial cook, my freezer was full to bursting with quick re-heat and eat meals for ‘just in case’ moments. This has certainly… Read more

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5 Asian Ingredients You Never Knew You Needed

You’d be hard pressed not to find some Asian ingredients in most people’s pantries and fridges. We’ve come a long way since the days when there was only the red topped Kikkoman soy sauce bottle in the cupboard. These days, almost everyone would have rice and dried noodles as well as a variety of sauces… Read more

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In My Kitchen… January 2017

Well that’s the first time I’ve written 2017 on the blog and it makes you pause for thought. This year is full of promise and excitement as I hurtle towards a milestone birthday. ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like 50’. As we had such a huge Exteno Unveil house party with family and friends… Read more

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