Category Archives: Fresh Food & Recipes

But how much is it? A Thrifty 15 Update

We’re constantly bombarded with advertising for supermarket specials, and as a thrifty saver I want to know if any one chain is consistently cheaper than the others. Thankfully there is a lot of research out there to make it easy … Continue reading

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Want something warm and tasty for lunch? Sick of sandwiches?

Why not leave the sandwiches at home this week and try this slice for lunch! Zucchini and sweet potato slice Photography by Jeremy Simons You will need: 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 300g sweet potato, … Continue reading

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Kyneton for Morning Tea

For the Queens Birthday a friend and I went on a bit of a road trip and ended up in Kyneton for morning tea. The weather was not on our side, as we left Melbourne the clouds closed in along … Continue reading

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Did someone say light and fluffy scones?

Freshly baked scones are amazing and nothing smells better for morning tea. Making them couldn’t be easier! You will need: 3 Cups self-raising flour 80 grams of butter (it needs to be soft, room temperature) 1 to 1 and 1/4 … Continue reading

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Alys you’ve done it again!

Some of you will have noticed that I ordered The Edible Garden by Alys Fowler. It arrived in late April and I have devoured the book at least twice. I’m so inspired to grow my own salads this year and … Continue reading

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Lamb, Vegetable, and Barley Soup

So here is Melbourne the weather has been unpredictable, but that shouldn’t be anything new to those of us that live here. However I’ve been clinging to the last days of summer when clearly its turning colder. So I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Lunchbox ideas for the whole family

Packed lunches are the best way to control what your family are eating as well as your weekly budget. But after consecutive days of sandwiches, salads, or the same left overs it can all get a bit dull. If you’re … Continue reading

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A Very Merry Christie-mas Feast

Turkey, ham, beef, roast potatoes, steamed peas, roast carrots, cauliflower with cheese sauce… don’t even get me started on deserts! It’s clear to see that we Christie’s have an all inclusive feast on Christmas day. It doesn’t really matter where … Continue reading

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Garlic, Bacon, roasted Sprouts!

So my mum hates brussel sprouts. We never had to eat them growing up because there was no way she wanted to make us eat them if she didn’t want to. Getting kids to eat veggies is hard enough right? … Continue reading

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Super Salad Sunday!

With warmer weather on the way we’re breaking out the BBQs more and more. I don’t know about you but nothing beats a delicious salad to go along with all of those BBQ meats. Today I want to share a … Continue reading

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