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Retro Chinese Potato ‘Birds Nest’ Baskets

As a child I was always fascinated by Potato “Birds Nest” Baskets that you could order at the local Chinese restaurant to serve your stir-fry in. It was my favourite thing to order growing up as it just seemed magical that you could actually eat the basket! What makes these baskets so tasty is clearly […]

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Greek Lamb Wraps

There’s certain things in life that just go together perfectly, take for instance, tomato and basil, vanilla and strawberries, lemon and fish. It just works! Lamb and cumin also fits into this category. Rub a little cumin and salt into a lovely piece of lamb before frying or roasting it and it makes the meat […]

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Sweet Corn Pikelets with Guacamole Salsa

School canteens or tuck shops have changed quite a lot in recent years. When I was in primary school I used to order two party pies, a jam doughnut and a chocolate Big M every friday when I was allowed to have a lunch order. It was so much fun writing my order on a […]

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Homemade at Dani’s: Cake Pop Caterpillar

The third episode of Homemade at Dani’s is inspired by one of my all-time favourite childhood books ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ written by Eric Carle. In some ways I can see myself in this little caterpillar as I often eat way too much for my own good and then feel all sorry for myself. I’m […]

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Queen of Puddings

The Brits have bought a few good things, or two, to the shores of Australia. Convicts and colonialists, rabbits and foxes, the common cold and Christianity, but the best things would have to be public holidays and puddings.¬†Let’s be honest, everyone loves a public holiday.¬†Australians love a public holiday so much that they would rather […]

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Lemon Meringue Easter Eggs

Most people are shocked when I tell them that I’ve never really been fond of animals, especially domestic ones. But the truth of the matter is my family’s dogs have always been a bit strange. One had a fetish for my stuffed toys, he would drag them underneath the dinner table and wouldn’t leave much […]

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Easy Peasy Christmas Treats

Christmas can be a stressful time of year for the adults of this world who have to purchase and wrap presents for a thousand people, decorate the Christmas tree, make an elf costume for the school play, entertain guests with homemade canapes and prepare for the holidays! Of course it needn’t be so stressful, and […]

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