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Marinating pork…. what do you use?

December 7, 2014

Picked up some free range pork scotch fillets at Woolies, and wondered what to marinate them in. I ended up deciding on a garlic, ginger, sweet chili and soy sauce mix. It turned out wonderfully with the roast veg and a bed of baby spinach. What would you use? And this new Yellow Tail “Big […]

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The best $5 wine in Australia – Aldi’s El Toro Macho Tempranillo

November 27, 2014

Bestest $5 wine ever #aldi A photo posted by Fiona Moore (@phonakins) on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:45am PDT I’ve been saying it all year, the Aldi El Toro Macho Tempranillo is the best $5 wine ever, and beats out soooooo many $15 wines on taste and drinkability. And now the critics agree. Six Aldi […]

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Assorted Shiraz

November 8, 2014

Who wants to see the Shiraz I’ve been drinking? You? Yay!!! First up we have a 2012 Zilzie, picked up on a 2-for-1 deal at First Choice Liquor, normally $11/bottle. Very easy to drink, not too heavy table wine :) This Rook’s Lane 2013 was in a mix dozen of reds I got from […]

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Inner City Winemakers, Newcastle

August 23, 2014

We used a Groupon deal (still available as of writing this) to go to Inner City Winemakers in Wickham for a (private, because there was noone else there and it was cold and miserable outside) wine tasting that came with cheese and a couple of discounted bottles to take home (and are sitting waiting for […]

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Maitland Aroma Festival

August 17, 2014

Minion Cake-Pops, by the local TAFE Went up to the Maitland Aroma Festival yesterday to wander and sample some coffee, chocolate, wine and other delicious local yums. The Wine It was one of those occasions where you buy your sampling plastic glass ($5) and then pay $2 for a 50mL sample, or $5 for a […]

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On the Road: Hunter Belle Cheese @ Muswellbrook

July 28, 2014

Road tripped to Tamworth for the weekend, and included an impromptu (as in “Look! Cheese Shop!”) stopover at the Hunter Belle Cheese shop on the New England Highway just outside Muswellbrook. Moo! We picked up their three cheese pack with fig compote and wafer biscuits ($17), and continued on the road til we pulled over […]

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On My Mind

June 28, 2014

(a soundtrack to this post…..) In no particular order, other than the tabs open in my browser….. Why do we care about Peter Greste and co’s ridiculous trial an imprisonment? Well, let’s see, if a white Aussie male can’t get justice, who can in this world? (or the Egyptian world anyway). In six months, the […]

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May 4, 2014

I feel like such a wuss, wearing a beanie in Newcastle in May, when Canberra is my beanie and scarf collection’s spiritual home. Wuss! Death :: Star Skirt :: hem Lust :: for life You :: and me Repeat :: over and over Exhaustion :: done Obstruction :: destruction Secret :: society Shiny :: happy […]

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Things I’ve likely lately

July 30, 2013

Because I am so behind in so many ways Baked Camembert. At the Blog Chicks meet this month at the South Sydney Graphic Arts Club which was very much Workers Club not hippie arts centre! Smirnoff Coconut and Pineapple. Though you can’t taste the pineapple. The Honey one is foul, though :/ Cooking for people […]

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Sydney Good Food and Wine Show

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I received my ticket to the Good Food and Wine Show from Chobani. It is, like, the most awesome Greek yoghurt out there. Seriously. I was supposed to go with friends to the Good Food and Wine show. But they were sicked with the cold that’s been going around, and only let me know an […]

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Canberra Trip, Dec 28-30 2011

February 24, 2012

Decided that, as I had enforced leave between Xmas and NYE anyway, I might as well head down to Canberra, a place I had never been during that period of time when I HAD lived there. Always part of the exodus. Booked myself a lovely room at the Mantra on Northbourne. Top floor, nice view. […]

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