Category: Food & Wine

Winter Cocktail Recipes

Nicholas Grant We normally associate cocktails with summer, sand and sunshine, sipping a poolside piña colada to cool down. Now, it’s the time of year when grey skies and drizzly afternoons are the norm instead. But we could all use a pick-me-up sometimes, and there are delicious cocktails for any occasion, even while we’re cosying up inside. Fireball Apple Pie Spicy and toasty, nothing is more quintessentially winter than fresh apple pie. Shake together a shot of Fireball whiskey, a shot of standard or vanilla vodka, 120 ml of cloudy apple juice, and a pinch of cinnamon. Serve it...

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Basil Pesto Pasta

John Ross A hearty yet simple meal, pesto pasta is loved by all. Easy and entertaining to make with the kids, this recipe is sure to be a treat for the whole family. Ingredients: Homemade Pesto.300 grams of cooked spaghetti or any other pasta of your choice (Serves 2 people).Parmesan and fresh basil leaves to serve.½ cup pasta cooking water.Salt and pepper to taste. Pesto Ingredients: 1 bunch fresh basil leaves.60 grams pine nuts.3 garlic cloves.100 grams freshly grated parmesan.100ml extra virgin olive oil.Salt and pepper to taste. Method: To make your pesto, first preheat oven to 180°C. Line...

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Latest Social Media Food Trends

Johanna Rumphorst Are you really experiencing lockdown if you haven’t baked banana bread by now? If you have glanced at social media during lockdown you must have noticed that some of the biggest crazes to quash the quarantine boredom and Coronavirus uncertainty seems to be in food and drink. We agree that with most people now locked down, it is a great time to get into this scene. So, if you want to eat and drink away some time, these three food trends are the most popular on social media right now and are easy to try yourself: Banana...

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DIY Easter Activities Ideal for Isolation

Nicholas Grant Easter’s approach this year has come quickly and unnoticed, with many people being so distracted by our now ever-changing lifestyles. In these times we have to adapt. Although extended family gatherings with a hearty Easter lunch may be off the cards for now, we’ve found plenty of hands-on Easter projects that are guaranteed to keep your family occupied and help welcome the Easter Bunny’s arrival. Easter Bunny Headbands This charming piece of craft is a great way to get younger children excited for the Easter season, as well as a fantastic distraction from the world for a...

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Local Eateries Open for Takeaway

Nicholas Grant With Sydney’s current lockdown measures, it has never been more important to show your support for local businesses who may be struggling to find customers in this complicated time. We have compiled just a few examples of cafes and restaurants which are still open for takeaway, and we urge readers to help support any small business local to them. Evolve Café, Wahroonga A myriad of words could be used to describe Evolve’s dishes – vibrant, colourful, healthy and delicious. Not only does this café provide high quality food and service, but they also deliver weekly essentials packages...

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