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Sherry Mackay
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Lemon Panna Cotta
What would your answer be if you were asked what 3 food items you would like to have on a desert island?  My answer is always - lemons, olive oil and a live chicken.  I was going to say salt, but I reckon you could make your own on an island:=)  (And I want...

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Baked Potato Rösti or Roesti
Ah, potatoes.  How did we live without you before you were brought back from the New World?  It seems that everyone adores you, in whatever form you take on our plates.  Fried, baked, mashed, in wedges or chips, or even in cakes, you have a multitude of use...

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A - Z Guidebook: Sveti Marka Church, Zagreb
Sveti Marka, Zagreb This is St. Mark's Church in Old Zagreb, Croatia.  As you can see in this photo, when we were there they were doing some refurbs to it.  The city was being renovated for the World Student Games, and there were thousands of athletes filli...

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The Farm House Kedron - Review
Once upon a time there was a huge fruit and veg. shop called Farmer Joe's in our local area.  It was very popular, as it also housed a butcher, and a liquor store next door.  Sadly it was demolished in 2009 so they could whack in a new inner-northern busway...

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Ginger Cake - the Ruth Reichl Way
You may remember that when Ruth Reichl was the food critic for the New York Times, she used to dress up in weird outfits and book restaurants under a false name so they didn't twig who she was.  I don't think that always worked.   But it must have been fun ...

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In My Kitchen - July 2017
Here we are again dear friends; another IMK post has snuck up on me (and maybe you).  This month has not been kind to us here in the Pickings' household, with ill-health and a death in the family. S o I am a bit behind in most things at the moment.  Never f...

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Jam and Cream Pie - the 1947 Way
I was reading a digital newspaper from 1947 the other day - the way you do, and I came upon this recipe.  In my spare time, I do text corrections of newspaper articles for Trove, the online resource managed by the National Library of Australia.  I often com...

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A - Z Guidebook: Yosemite National Park, California USA
Half-Dome  Half-Dome is an iconic granite peak in Yosemite National Park.  It is very beautiful, and definitely something to put on your bucket list.  We were lucky enough to be there for sunset, and watched the beautiful golden light being chased by the sh...

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Dark Chocolate Nutty Brownies
Brownies?  I mentioned them to a friend recently; her response: "you mean those Girl Guide types?"  No girlfriend, I mean chocolatey, nutty, gooey lumps that you hoover up with a cup of tea.  I made a batch the other day, and as is my wont, I added a few li...

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Putia Pure Food Kitchen - Review
Putia, you may be saying to yourself?  What the heck is a Putia? Yep me too.  So I looked it up; it is an old Sicilian word for a small corner store selling food, wine and household goods.  It's also a Maori word for butcher's shop, just by the by.  But in ...
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