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    The ultimate lazy roasted pumpkin soup

    My Grandmother was famous for her soups. Sadly her soup making days are behind her, as she suffers from the after effects of chemotherapy, and cancer surgery, but the memories of her soups linger. Any time my cousins and I were sick when we were little she'd make up a batch of soup, my favou[...]
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    Vegetarian Baked Beans recipe

    Do the words baked beans illicit memories of the horrible watery and synthetic tinned variety? Well, it's time to cast those memories aside because homemade baked beans are worlds apart from the tinned imitation. When I was young baked beans, yes, the canned variety, was one of my favourite [...]
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    Zucchini cannelloni - vegetarian and pasta free

    After a whirlwind couple of days by the beach (more about that later) it was back to reality last week, and a cold snap in Brisbane. As I type this I'm intermittently warming my hands on a cup of tea, because I don't deal well with the cold. It seems I really have acclimatised to living in B[...]
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    Vanilla & Orange Cake

    When I was a teenager I simply adored oranges. I'd drink glass after glass of orange juice, not able to get enough of it's sweet tart flavour.  And I just loved peeling an orange and slowly devouring each segment, it's sticky juice dripping down my chin. I'd wipe away the juice with my fingers [...]
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    Chocolate Macarons with dark chocolate ganache

    Macarons. The mere mention can instil fear in many a baker, myself included. I attempted to make macarons once before, and it was an unmitigated disaster. Every single one cracked. And while I vowed not to let the disappointment get me down, and to make them again, it was another year before I d[...]
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    Chocolate Roulade with Burnt Sugar Italian Meringue Buttercream

    Sometimes accidents are happy accidents. And such was the case when I burnt the sugar for my Italian Meringue buttercream filling for my Chocolate Roulade. As the sugar slowly climbed to temperature I turned my attention away for a mere moment to begin beating the egg white, and when I turne[...]