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Make Ahead for Christmas

Make Ahead for Christmas Be prepared for impromptu Christmas drinks or feeding the hungry masses when family arrive from far and wide. Don’t wait until the week before Christmas to start your baking preparations, there is so much you can do early and freeze. Ring a friend, always much more fun to prep with someone…

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Celebrating 10 Years

Celebrating 10 Years Sometimes it’s hard to believe 10 years has passed, in the whirl of establishing a business starting a family and deciding to build our own home the years have slipped by effortlessly. For some it may come as news that we are an Australian owned family run business based in the Barossa,…

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School Holiday Baking

School Holiday Baking Being the Mother of two small children who like to help in the kitchen I often look for baking ideas they can get involved with and will enjoy eating. With school holidays coming up these will not only keep them occupied but they’ll love eating them! Plus I’ll love sitting down with a…

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Family Pies

Family Pies I’m sure we have all been there when it comes to midweek dinner preparation, the kids are starving, you are tired, inspiration is low but the need to cook something satisfying and nourishing is high. Simple slab pies are great, no pie tins, no blind baking. In these situations I opt for mince over…

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Fathers Day Breakfast

Fathers Day Breakfast While we created this breakfast tart for a Fathers Day treat, it really is the perfect breakfast tart for anytime when in need of something special; it also makes for a great lunch served with a salad. The critical starting point in this dish is the slow cooked mixture of garlic, onion,…

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Indoor Picnic – Beef Empanadas

Indoor Picnic – Beef Empanadas In a recent instagram post from Alexx Stuart she threw down a sheet in her living room and created a dinner picnic for her family… I loved the idea (especially as we have little ones). Friday night is our wind down night, dinner is often something simple in front of…

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It’s A Sweet Life

It’s A Sweet Life – Pecan Maple Tart I am going to sound like the ‘Women’s Weekly’ (whom I might add I hold in high regard), but this recipe was tested 4 times, not because it was overly complex, quite the opposite it’s actually quite simple and it doesn’t require any blind baking – hurrah!! No,…

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Roast Pumpkin Tart

Roast Pumpkin There is something super satisfying about roasted pumpkin, add to that some paprika, garlic and chili and you have got me! I’ll be the first to admit these tarts are a little rustic looking, or put another way not so pretty, what they lack in looks they make up for in flavour. A while…

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