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sansdtone arch known as the Victoria Bridge Abutment in Brisbane

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Hello readers and contributors. As you read this, I am celebrating a significant birthday in New Orleans. Huzzah! This… >> Read more

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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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the california zephyr train parked in front of union station in Denver, Colorado

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Despite having travelled extensively, I found this month a bit of a challenge. As a result, I spent a… >> Read more

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ajo blanco chilled spanish almond soup in cocktail shots with garnish

I have wanted to make Spanish Almond Soup for the longest time. It perfectly suits the steamy weather we are having and my current 'no cook' philosophy. The nearest you will come to heat is boiling the kettle. Finally, the stars aligned and I was able to buy some good quality almonds to use in… >> Read more

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In My Kitchen… February 2017

unpeeled lychees in a colander

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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Asian supermarket shelf with brightly coloured packets of food

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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Coronation Mango Chicken

chopped chicken and mango in a curry mayonnaise sauce - Coronation Mango Chicken

Summer can be oppressive in Brisbane. By 8am, it is often already over 30c and it stays that way until well into the night. We live in a sub-tropical climate year round but come January, the heat is combined with energy sapping humidity and the last thing you're thinking about is cooking a meal. Over the… >> Read more

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