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Mango Lassi Ice Blocks – Summer Ice Block Adventures

It’s mango season! The first mangoes have started making their way down from the Northern Territory and are surprisingly cheap, so early in the season. Mangoes from the NT are smaller than the bigger Kensington Pride (Bowen) mangoes that are just on the horizon. They are the perfect size for a snack for one. Upon… >> Read more

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Mulberry Ice Cream

Spring has most definitely sprung. One clear sign of this is the mulberry tree in the kindy down the road is fruiting. Who does that? Who plants a mulberry tree in the playground of 3 and 4 year old pre-schoolers? Someone who doesn’t have to wash the stains out of their kid’s clothing, that’s who. Between the… >> Read more

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Honey Puffs to Celebrate Paniyiri 2016 – Yassou!

This year is a biggie for Paniyiri, Brisbane’s Greek Festival. They are celebrating their 40th anniversary. It’s come a long way from a small celebration within the Greek community to a huge festival over an entire weekend where the whole of Brisbane comes together to celebrate all things Hellenic. Paniyiri is actually Australia’s Big Fat Greek Festival… >> Read more

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Vanilla & Blood Orange Flummery

Flummery as a dessert sounds like a bit of an old fashioned concept doesn’t it? That’s because it is. First mentioned in Gervaise Markham’s ‘Countrey Contentments’ or ‘English Huswife’ book of 1623 it was a peasant dish of oatmeal steeped in water and boiled to thicken it and served with butter. Over time, the dish evolved with… >> Read more

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5 Ingredient Apple Crumble In 30 Minutes

What do you do when you visit Stanthorpe and buy half a case of apples? You eat a lot of apples. A lot. They are in your lunch box. They are an afternoon snack. They are morning tea. They are in fruit salad. They make their way onto the cheese plate. They are sitting in… >> Read more

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If there’s one thing Australians can’t get enough of, it’s Eurovision. We’ve laughed, we’ve danced, we’ve cried. The winners, the losers, the ridiculous outfits, the funny accents, we’ve embraced them all. What was once a way to unify Europe and bring a splash of colour and glamour to some dreary postwar years has become a… >> Read more

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Panettone French Toast w Jammy Blueberries

It’s exactly a month since Christmas Day. The last of the ham has been eaten and the ham bone’s in the freezer for a soup during cool months; the turkey leftovers were re-invented into the delights of a Turkey Curry Buffet ala’ Bridget Jones’ mother; and, the chocolates have been depleted despite yourself. But there’s… >> Read more

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Summer Ice Block Adventures – ‘Seussicals’

Happy New Year to all of my readers. TIFFIN is on the move very soon so make sure you have subscribed via email so I can take you with me to my new location. If you are in the TIFFIN Fan Club via Google, please also subscribe so I don’t lose you! Meanwhile…. In the… >> Read more

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Summer Ice Block Adventures – ‘The Colonial’ G&T

In the US they are known as popsicles and the delightfully old fashioned ‘iced lolly’, in the UK.  Ice blocks are the quintessential childhood summer treat and as adults we still think back to those long, lazy days when endless hours in the swimming pool and ice blocks from the freezer made it the best… >> Read more

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Summer Ice Block Adventures – ‘Madras’

Well that was Spring then. After one of the warmest Brisbane Winters on record and a scorching start to September, the mercury today indicates that we are in Summer mode. All of this warm weather has made me think about the Summer ahead and trying my hand at some new projects. So, throughout the coming… >> Read more

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This month, ‘The Choice is Yours’, Dom from Belleau Kitchen suggests.  He’s asked us to ‘go back to the very beginning’ when Random Recipes first started.  Recipe selection in the first RR challenge was simplicity itself ‘pick & point’.  As I didn’t participate in the early RRs, this is a chance to go back to… >> Read more

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¡Hola! Roasted Sweetcorn Popsicle Recipe

TIFFIN’s been a bit quiet this week as I was preparing for the Gastronauts Supper Club, that was held at my house last night.  There were a few posts that I thought about writing but I didn’t want to give away my surprises to those who may be dining on the night. Gastronauts is a… >> Read more

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Endless Summer… Classic Mango Sorbet

That’s what it feels like as I sit here writing this post. It’s another hot day in Brisbane, just one of a long line of days above 30c. Whilst we haven’t sweltered as much as our friends down south with record 40c+ days, it’s still hot enough to live off a diet of salads and… >> Read more

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Iced Chocolate Wine – My First Heston

I love Heston Blumenthal because he’s the antipathy of the power chef.  Self taught, a bit of a nerd, he’s had a few famous disasters (food poisoning at his Michelin starred Fat Duck restaurant to name one) and is a bit of an average looker. Yet, he’s hugely popular, much of it on the back… >> Read more

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Welcome regular followers and hoppers. Today, I’m participating in a different type of event in the food blogging community – a Blog Hop.  Bloggers come together to cook up a storm and link their blogs so those who are interested can jump from blog to blog, checking out the themed recipes. I’ve been watching the… >> Read more

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