Fragrant chicken soup – a cure for the common cold

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I don’t know about you guys, but every time that I come down with a cold, I’m simply astonished by the sheer volume of phlegm that the human body is capable of creating. I mean, my god, WHERE is it all coming from, and HOW?! Thanks to my high school biology classes, I know that […]

Spicy pumpkin soup (& a magazine giveaway!)

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You may remember a few months ago when I announced that I’d been asked to be a regular columnist in a new food magazine that was coming out this year. Well, I’m finally proud to announce that my very first column has finally been published! The Gourmet Kitchen is available for purchase in all good […]

Korean sweet soy-braised oxtail

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Every now and then, my mother breaks into a little random reminiscing about “the good old days” You know, saying things like “In the old days, young people used to be much more respectful of their elders!” Or, “the air used to be cleaner!” Or, as the case may be, “I used to get ox […]

Moroccan Chicken & Pumpkin Soup

About a month ago, I was invited to try a few products from the range of McCormick’s Slow Cooker recipe bases, so I agreed to give them a try. Any of you who are long-time readers of the blog will know my personal feelings on premade flavour packages and instant products, but I’m open-minded enough […]

Digging for rubies (lamb salad w/ potatoes & pomegranates)

I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship with pomegranates over the years. There are many different varieties and each has (understandably) different taste, but unfortunately their varieties aren’t listed when sold so when I’ve purchased them in the past, it hasn’t been till I’ve actually taken them home and tasted the first seed. When […]

Marvellous Minestrone

Hi! Remember me? That’s right, it’s your friendly (virtual) neighborhood Kitchen Wench, finally burrowing out of the ether to confirm that yes, I am in fact still alive. I honestly can’t believe that I haven’t posted since the beginning of August – almost as much as I can’t believe that we’re nearing the end of October, and […]

A classic winter warmer – pumpkin soup

Talk about chilly, winter has arrived in Melbourne and sunk its teeth into the very bones of the city that I call home. Even the more hardcore members of Melbourne’s Miniskirt Mafia (the slightly insane girls who prance about in miniskirts regardless of the weather) appear to have conceded defeat to the numbing winds and […]

Roasted sweet potato & tomato salad

I’m sorry for the long absence folks, but after feeling utterly burnt out for awhile with work and family stuff, I decided to take the weekend off and go to one of Victoria’s most beautiful destinations, a little coastal town called Apollo Bay However, even that didn’t seem like a total holiday as I was […]

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