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Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

A few weeks ago we dropped in to Scrumptious Reads on James St on our way home from the movies. I had read in their newsletter that they had some urban bee rooftop honey on taste and whilst honey’s not top of my list, it is certainly on the top of Anthony’s. We popped in to… Read more

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In My Kitchen…. August 2013

In my August Kitchen……are some bags of Kingaroy Peanuts that Anthony bought on a round trip visit to see Julian, who lives there.  Kingaroy is known for its peanuts and the processing plant in the centre, dominates the townscape.  The Kingaroy Peanut Van has been going since 1969 and is on the outskirts as you drive… Read more

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Vintage Week – Australian Home Cookery

This week it’s about all things Vintage.  Once upon a time we talked about antiques, about things being old fashioned or retro.  Shabby Chic is out and Vintage is in.  Here’s a week in the life of TIFFIN’s Vintage Brisbane.Today we visit the oldest cookbook in my collection.A while ago my Mum gave me a… Read more

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In My Kitchen… July 13

In my July kitchen….….I have a huge bowl of Barossa Valley walnuts that I bought over Easter from the CWA in Angaston.   They are sitting in a beautifully hand turned wooden bowl I won at the Ziegenmarkt auction whilst we were at the Barossa Vintage Festival.  They’re burning a hole in my pocket.  I… Read more

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The first thing I’d like to say is ‘Welcome!’ to all my new readers who have been visiting the blog as a result of Random Recipes. I love to read your comments so keep it up! Perhaps you’d like to subscribe via email or join the TIFFIN Fan Club (on the right side bar)? I… Read more

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Something A Little Different In my fake day job, I’m a Project Manager and Process Designer. I love structure and a good plan. This spills over into how I run my blog (see, I’m ‘running’ rather than ‘writing’ my blog – it’s like a big project). In case you haven’t noticed, I blog twice a… Read more

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The Ultimate Goodie Bag

Finally, after 18 months of travelling and collecting like a magpie and 4 long months in transit, the boxes that we shipped from the UK have finally arrived.  After putting away the clothes and books, I couldn’t help but notice that a very large proportion of the items were food related.  The Op Shops were… Read more

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