Christmas is just around the corner, with less than 2 weeks to go!!! December is truly one of the craziest months of the year. Everyone is out shopping for Christmas and New Years, which is making it an absolute nightmare to do anything at the moment. This year Ben and I are hosting Christmas at our house. We are very excited to be doing so and a little nervous at the same time. I have received a lot of great feedback about my cooking skills (which I blame on my Greek heritage 😛 ) and it makes me confident about…

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This recipe comes from Epirus in northern Greece, where they grow plenty of giant butter beans which they cook with tomatoes and wild greens. You could find these at a Greek grocery store. I know in Australia, UK and America there is a few Greek grocery stores, but I’m not sure about other countries. Ingredients 500g/1lb 2oz dried gigantes beans or butter beans, soaked overnight 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 6 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp sweet paprika 1 tbsp tomato purĂŠe 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes 1 tsp salt freshly ground black pepper, to taste 350g/12oz chard or spinach, washed small handful fresh parsley, chopped small handful fresh mint, chopped Method…

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Melbourne, the best city in the world! I’ve lost count on how many times (repeatedly) it has been rated no.1 most livable city in the world. I’m sure many of you who live in Melbourne or have visited would agree that it’s pretty easy to get lost in Melbourne’s forever blossoming cafe scene. It doesn’t matter if you head north, south, east or west, Melbourne cafes do it best (this would explain the extra kilos I’ve put on too). As I’ve previously mentioned, Ben and I love our brunches on the weekends at nice little cafes. We’ve been forever exploring…

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If you are a steak lover like myself, you would understand how difficult it is to find a restaurant that serves good steak. I am an absolute sucker when in comes to it, and I could live the rest of my life having steak every night if I had to. In fact, I’ve been on a quest for the perfect steak for a few years now and so far I have found very few good places. I am always open to trying new food and new places but when the menu becomes a bit of an exotic language, I tend to end up…

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Looking for a quick and easy desert recipe? Check out this absolutely delicious passion fruit slice. If you don’t like passion fruit you can try swapping it with blackberry marmalade or something similar. ☺️ RECIPE – SERVES 10 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 125 g butter melted 1 egg Filling: 395 g condensed milk 250 ml Nestle reduced cream 1/2 cup lemon juice Custard filling: 2 1/2 tbs custard powder 1 cup water 1 cup caster sugar 2 passionfruit METHOD: Combine flour, sugar and egg. Add melted butter and combine. Place mixture into a lamington tin. Cook at 180C for 15 minutes. Leave to cool. Combine…

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