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Swedish strawberry cake (jordgubbstårta) recipe

August 22, 2012

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It’s fairly typical of most workplaces to have a birthday cake policy to celebrate employees’ birthdays. At some offices, the employers provide the cakes, at others it’s up to the employees to provide their own. At my workplace, our policy is to bring each other cakes. That is, you provide the cake for the person […]

Shredded chicken, sesame and noodle salad recipe

August 16, 2012

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It’s not ground breaking news to report that we (as a nation) eat a lot of chicken. In 2011, the ABC reported that we eat an average of 37kg of chicken per annum. This figure puts chicken ahead of beef and lamb as our preferred protein. And if the forecasts are right, our taste for […]

Ginger and pear cake recipe

August 10, 2012

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Despite the retailers ramping up their summer advertising campaigns and the gloriously sunny days we’ve had, winter still feels like it’s in full swing. And is it just me, or is it especially cold this year? That, or age is really beginning to get the better of me. In any case, there is an upside […]

Coriander and chilli scrambled eggs recipe

August 8, 2012

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It’s Sunday morning and you’re feeling super lazy. Getting dressed to go out feels like a daunting task, but the hunger pangs are getting worse. What to do? My solution is to whip up an easy eggy breakfast for munching on the couch. A friend of a friend grows beautiful coriander in their garden and […]

Ants climbing on a tree recipe

August 7, 2012

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I haven’t gone mad. There really is a dish called “ants climbing on a tree”, ask wikipedia if you don’t believe me! Sometimes literal translations just don’t work huh? Some names end up sounding quite strange when translated directly into English, but I think they sound rather poetic in the original language. So anyhow, ants […]

Purple carrots

August 6, 2012

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I had only recently read that carrots were originally purple. Say what? Who decided to suddenly dye all our carrots orange? For the sake of clarity, I think they meant to say that purple carrots were originally more common than what it is today. The orange variety just became the one selectively bred for domestic […]