I hate how Christmas,
barbecue and beersie season coincides with bikini and beach
season. Not ideal.
By the time Christmas rolls around, everyone is itching to
hang up their aprons and get out of town to make the most of
the summer holidays.
Barbecuing vegetables and turning them into a smoky
dressed salad adds a new dimension to our vibrant summer
I figured that for my
last two posts of the year I should end on something sweet.
I'd never had proper
home-made deep-dish pizza until recently. I think I had tried
some terrible fast-food version at some point but the idea of
eating what is essentially a pie filled with cheese and
processed meats frightened me.
New-season carrots have arrived, and they are sweet and
tender. They work beautifully with the herb lovage and will
work wonderfully hot as a side or at room temperature as a
There's no point in having healthy food if it's not
delicious, according to Nicola Brown. Charmian Smith talks to
her about her raw ''cooking'' classes.
It was a cooler than usual spring evening, periodic showers
and an unimpressed-looking sky.
This cake is light and fluffy and works well with any array
of summer fruits.
The well-worn phase ''as busy as a bee'' is particularly apt
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