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Victoria Hansen
Teacher, Foodie, Digital Junkie
Teacher, Foodie, Digital Junkie


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Just received my 2015 #aussiespears from the Australian Asparagus Council plus a fabulous gift. They really know how to launch their season. I'm going to be cooking asparagus all weekend. Lots of fabulous recipes on the menu. Love fresh #australianasparagus

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Today is Anzac Day in Australia. This is is a big rememberence day because it's 100 years since our boys went to war. I make Anzac biscuits all year round, they are my staple and because my father loves them. But on Anzac day especially I always bake a few batches in rememberence. It's also my father's birthday on 29th of April so it's a double celebration cooking day. Here's my recipe, there's a video as well for those who like to watch!

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The first of many new and beautiful labels from +Tracey Lee Cooper
Oranges and lemons ... should have called this label 'St Clements'. Instrad, it's the marmalade art label ... new from

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Just in time for St Patrick's Day, my Beef and Guinness High Pie will defintily be a winner. See the video...

Hoping someone can help me. I have set up Audition to record a skype interview and it works well, except, in order for the Skype track to be recorded, the speaker setting in Skype has to be set to the computer speakers, not my headset.

Problem with this is, when I’m interviewing, I want to be able to hear my guest through my headset, not to be coming through the speakers. But as soon as I choose my headset setting, the skype audio is not recognised as system audio.

Any suggestions on how to enable the system record of skype and still hear my guest through my headset?

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Wise words.
Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative.
What hobbies have you pursued that make you happy, healthy and successful?

Find three that keep you motivated and energized!

Pin it for later:

#mondaymotivation   #business   #success   #quote  

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From +Victoria Hansen Food 

Almost forgot today's aphrodisiac list. There's so many I need to cover off all of them before Saturday. Here's today's list...

The ‘heat’ in garlic is said to stir sexual desires. Make sure you and your partner share it together. Garlic has been used for centuries to cure everything from the common cold to heart ailments. This is a good time for moderation. Enjoy pasta with a lightly garlicky sauce and it and lead up to something spicy in the bedroom later. Ginger root raw, cooked or crystallized is a stimulant to the circulatory system. Perhaps a stir-fry with freshly grated ginger.

Many medicines in Egyptian times were based on honey including cures for sterility and impotence. Medieval seducers plied their partners with Mead, a fermented drink made from honey. Lovers on their “Honeymoon” drank mead and it was thought to “sweeten” the marriage.

The Chinese have used liquorice for medicinal purposes since ancient times. The essence of the Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice) plan, glycrrhizin, is 50 times sweeter than sugar. Chewing on bits of liquorice root is said to enhance love and lust. It is particularly stimulating to woman, providing of course you like the taste and flavur of liquorice.

Believed to stimulate the sexual glands and increase desire. Prepare a tenderloin roast (filet mignon) for two with a mustard and peppercorn sauce.

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OK so today's aphrodisiac foods are Rocket (arugula) and Avocado. A delicious combination in a salad or on their own.

Rocket or “arugula” seed has been documented as an aphrodisiac since the first century A.D. This ingredient was added to grated orchid bulbs and parsnips and also combined with pine nuts and pistachios. Rocket greens are frequently used in salads and pasta.

The Aztecs called the avocado tree “Ahuacuatl which translated means “testicle tree”. The ancients thought the fruit hanging in pairs on the tree resembled the male’s testicles. This is a delicious fruit with a sensuous texture. Serve in slices with a small amount of Balsamic vinegar and freshly ground pepper.

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Two more Aphrodisiac foods to ponder...

Given its phallic shape, asparagus is frequently enjoyed as an aphrodisiac food. Feed your lover boiled or steamed spears for a sensuous experience. The Vegetarian Society suggests “eating asparagus for three days for the most powerful affect”. You've got time to start now before Saturday. Just don't be anywhere near them when they pee afterwards. LOL

Almond is a symbol of fertility throughout the ages. The aroma is thought to induce passion in a female. Try serving Marzipan (almond paste) in the shapes of fruits for a special after-dinner treat.

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Hello G+ friends and followers. I have just relaunched my food and cooking site. The original site - Black Book Cooking has been revamped and re-branded to Victoria Hansen Food.

I would really appreciate you having a look and if you like my content, following the page and subscribing to my channel. And if you have time and inclination, come and check out the new site and let me know what you think. All feedback very welcome. Thanks so much.
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