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Oktoberfest

Did you know that Oktoberfest is the world’s largest fair with more than 6 million people attending Munich every year and maybe not so surprisingly that about 7 million liters of beer are drunk. It seems to me that there are two essential ingredients for any good Oktoberfest celebration – PORK and BEER.  So just in […]

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Recipe: Apple, Cucumber and Mint Salsa

Ingredients: 1 green apple, chopped 1 Lebanese cucumber, finely diced 1/4 bunch coriander, chopped 1/4 cup mint, chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp honey Method: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl Best served with pasture fed pork cutlets but will also work well with a juicy scotch fillet steak.

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Friday the 13th

It’s unclear where the superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th started but if the month starts on a Sunday then you’ll have a Friday the 13th. October brings us a Friday the 13th and Halloween.  If you are little superstitious when it comes to Friday the 13th then lets eat foods that bring us luck. Pork […]

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Recipe: Fettucini Carbonara

Ingredients: 500g fettuccine pasta 300g pasture fed bacon, thinly sliced 300g mushrooms, sliced 120g spring onions (save a couple of sprigs for serving) 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 cup Parmesan, grated 360ml coconut milk 6 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup, cornflour 1 cup spinach leaves salt and pepper to taste Method: Cook pasta accordingly to […]

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Duck Fat Roast Potatoes

Cooking Tip: Duck Fat Potatoes

A number of friends, who shall remain nameless, are fiercely competitive when it comes to cooking the perfect roast potato. I understand why… there’s few things better than a potato that is crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Most people use olive oil for roasting potatoes, but when you’re feeling decadent (or […]

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