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Rising From The Ashes – Guest Post

Fiona was invited to Phoenix Bar at the Bracken Ridge Tavern but she was delayed in our nation’s capital so Mr Tiffin took her place. So, this is a ‘Guest post by Mr Tiffin’*. I grew up in Brisbane’s northern suburbs and I remember the Bracken Ridge Tavern being a ‘no go zone’ for a… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review

Richly Braised Lentils

Winter is well and truly here and whilst the Winter Solstice has passed, there are a few more dark nights ahead of us. I thought I’d share a recipe that’s ticks all the boxes as far as hearty, comforting fare. A bowl of braised lentils with some crusty bread will stick to your ribs and you’ll… Read more

Filed in: Mids & Mains

‘Mele Kalikimaka…

…is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day.’It was a rude shock to race into the supermarket at 7.30pm on a Tuesday evening and hear Bing Crosby crooning to the one or two souls wandering the aisles.  It was the first real reminder for me that Christmas is not long away.  It’s… Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous

Blueberry Polenta Muffins

I was having some people drop by on short notice for afternoon tea. What to make? What to make? What to make when you only want to use what you’ve already got in the cupboard but yet still want to impress? I turned to my hefty and woefully underused ‘Kitchen – Recipes From The Heart… Read more

Filed in: Baking, Baking & Dessert