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artichoke in lemon and olive oil
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Artichokes – Getting To The Heart Of The Matter

Artichokes are a curious vegetable, stunningly sculptural in appearance but also intimidating to a lot of home cooks. While I have enjoyed artichoke hearts served on antipasto plates or when propping myself at a bar in Italy and tucking into delicious tramezzini filled with artichoke and hard-boiled egg, I never really thought too much about …

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coloured caulies

Cauliflower Rainbow

In spring and summer we have bright red, green and yellow tomatoes and capsicums and tender green vegetables and lettuces we can toss into a riot of colour on a plate if we want. While there are some colourful winter vegetables they aren’t  quite the show-offs that their summer counterparts are. With the winter chill…

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chard rolls

Chard Rolls

Adding healthy greens to our daily diet can be done in delicious ways. Take these chard rolls for example, they make a wonderful hot meal and also a very tasty cold lunch or appetizer with drinks the next day. There is no need to be rigid in following a recipe for these, you can wing…

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pumpkin soup coriander cumin

Pumpkin Soup Marketing

A pumpkin soup is a lovely soup and so easy to make, especially if you have a stick blender to give it a really silky, smooth consistency. Most people don’t mess with the flavour, relying on the natural sweetness of the pumpkin and nothing else but a good grind of black pepper. I wanted to…

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green leaf pie

Green Leaf Pie

It doesn’t really matter what you use for your green leaf pie; spinach, silverbeet, Swiss chard or kale, the outcome is much the same.  Dense with green leaf, it is not only healthy but, with added cheese and egg, a green leaf pie is a delicious and nutritious meal. There are many opportunities to vary…

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