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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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In The Tiffin Box X

Life is never dull. Since finishing work, I’ve been out and about getting up to all kinds of bite sized adventures. Here’s a taste. A Choko By Any Other Name.. I posted a photo on Instagram of a box of chokos for sale at the Farmers Market on Norfolk Island. For reasons I can’t fathom… >> Read more

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In My Kitchen… December 2016

So here we are, the end of another year. Quite an eventful year for me with the completion of our renovation and finishing a 28 year career in the Australian Public Service. I’m on a bit of a sabbatical at the moment – I will eventually need to go back to work but I’m in… >> Read more

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Tis The Season To Be Jolly

I was all set to write a post about ‘Great Gifts for Foodies’. I’d done the research and had some fun suggestions beyond the usual books and gift hampers. I may publish that post at a later date but today I decided to write about something that’s a lot more critical and urgent. Today I re-watched… >> Read more

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In My Kitchen… November 2016

November is here and I find myself cooking up a storm. All of those recipes that I couldn’t fit in on weekends because they were too time consuming, I now have plenty of time for. It’s brilliant. So, let’s take a look In My Kitchen and see what’s contributing to the storm. In my November Kitchen…… >> Read more

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In My Kitchen… October 2016

In my kitchen this month finds me in a very different world to last month. When I wrote the September post, I was working for the Australian Public Service. A month on, I have left my employer of 28 years and am footloose and fancy free. Unexpected but not unwelcome. Eventually I will need to… >> Read more

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We have recently come back from a short holiday in Bargara, a coastal town outside Bundaberg. Bargara is just over 4 hours north of Brisbane and the drive takes you through the communities of the Wide Bay-Burnett Region of Queensland.  The red volcanic soil means is perfect for growing  a wide variety of produce. This month… >> Read more

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The Durrells – A Not So Secret Pleasure

If you have watched even the smallest amount of the Rio Olympics on television, you can’t have failed to see the ad for ‘The Durrells – coming after the Olympics’. To say that I’m more than a little bit excited about their imminent arrival is an understatement. You see, I’m a Durrellphile. A complete Durrell tragic… >> Read more

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