Category: Food & Drink

November 12, 2015

Know Your Steak: Cuts of Beef

Chuck (7-bone steak) This rectangular cut comes from the upper-front part of the cow. Chuck meat is inexpensive and ideal for grilling, braising or mincing. This meat is also a great option for stewing—so break out the slow cooker! Check out these recipes perfect for Chuck meat: Beef, guinness & mushroom pies Traditional beef chilli […]

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November 11, 2015

3 Instagram-Worthy Cafés In Port Stephens

Medowie Macadamias    It’s not just the food that will fill up your Instagram feed at Medowie Macadamias. Set among the macadamia plantation in Medowie, let the team provide you with: Delicious hot & cold drinks Breakfast & lunch meals Macadamia snacks, spreads, oils & skincare products When you’re feeling peckish in Medowie, grab a […]

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Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe

Christmas Pudding Recipe Preparation: 45 mins Cooking time: 5 to 6 hours Serves: 12 Utensils 2-litre pudding basin Sifter Baking paper Medium & large saucepans Large bowl Teaspoon Tablespoon Cup Ingredients 1 tsp of butter 370g of mixed fruit (dried) 70g cherries, quartered 70g dried figs (sliced) 70g dried pears (sliced) 70g dried cranberries 70g […]

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November 5, 2015

New City Guide: Wyong

Wyong—A Relaxing Coastal Getaway Whether you’re moving to Wyong or holidaying, the region is popular for its relaxed, easy-going atmosphere. There are many historical buildings, scenic headlands and national parks just a drive away, Wyong is a hub for natural wonders and attractions. Where to Eat When you finally get to Wyong, you’re most likely going […]

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November 3, 2015

Finger Food Ideas For Your Melbourne Cup BBQ

Hot Grilled Lamb Skewers   These delicious and easy to prepare skewers are a sure-fire hit. However, it is important to note that they should be prepared the day before your BBQ. Skewer Ingredients: 800g-boned leg of lamb cut into small, even squares around 2.5 cm Red capsicum Onion For marinade 1 tbsp of vegetable […]

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Last Minute Places to Watch the Melbourne Cup

Jockey Clubs & Race Tracks These places live and breathe horseracing! You don’t need to go to Flemington Park to experience all the perks of being a part of the race day action at an actual racetrack. Most event celebrations will offer finger food and beverage packages, as well table service and screens to cheer […]

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October 30, 2015

Halloween Inspiration: Pumpkin Soup

Fact: Nothing beats a hot and steamy bowl of soup, served with a generous side of fresh, chunky bread. Read on for all you need to know about creating your very own Halloween-inspired pumpkin soup! Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin 1 red onion, diced 4 whole garlic cloves 5 litres vegetable stock 3 tbsp olive oil […]

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No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake

Did you know? During the Second World War in Europe, cocoa (the main ingredient of chocolate) was in limited supply due to rationing. In the 1940s, an Italian pastry maker named Pietro Ferrero, decided to try and extend the life of chocolate by replacing cocoa with hazelnuts. It worked. Shortly after, Nutella in its original […]

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Guide To Making The Perfect Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats Essentials   While there are literally an endless amount of variations you can make to overnight oats, these are the essential elements. Serving: 1 Preparation time: 4 minutes Total time: overnight (or at least 5 hours) Ingredients ½ cup of rolled oats ½ cup of a liquid of your choice Toppings of your […]

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October 28, 2015

New City Guide: Mackay

Stellarossa Café If you need a coffee to help you gain some semblance of effective brain function early morning or late afternoon, drop into Stellarossa Café. The cafe is renowned locally for its signature 5 and 6 star coffee blends and delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Fusing the best of modern Australian and Italian […]

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