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A Brief History: Who Really Invented Pavlova?

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Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert that is usually topped with fresh fruit and lashings of whipped cream. It is a delightful dessert but its history is mired in a bit of controversy. You see, Anna Pavlova, the ballerina for whom the dessert was invented – and named – visited both Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. The two neighbouring…

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A Brief History: Rice Pudding

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Rice pudding, whilst rejected by some for being too plain and stodgy, still remains one of my favourite comfort foods. It’s actually been around for centuries, believe it or not, and was thought to have originated in China, which has an ancient rice culture. This has been disputed by some food historians; they argue that rice pudding likely originated in…

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A Brief History: The Saga of the Bread Pudding

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Bread pudding is one of my favourite comfort foods, and is also called bread and butter pudding, or whitepot. Variations of bread pudding exist in culinary cultures around the world, from Argentina to India, from the United Kingdom to Colombia. It is also called hasty pudding (although this term encompasses both bread pudding and rice pudding) because – as the…

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Adventures in New Zealand

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I have many wonderful memories of the decade I spent travelling around the world but my funniest memory of all time is possibly my camping adventure memory from the year I spent in New Zealand. All my close friends call me Tara; it’s not just a nickname, it’s also a play on my middle name. I’ve been Tara for years,…

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Not THAT Good.

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I’ve been over-indulgent lately. For those of you not quite in the loop, I’ve been busy with my cupcake business and my food blog; I’ve also applied to go to Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney so I can be a proper pastry chef some day. This is all very exciting and my life is a series of busyness. I love…

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A Kiss in the Moonlight

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My friends will all tell you that there’s one thing that’s absolutely predictable about me: I’m a sucker for romance. Anything that lets me know my boyfriend has been thinking about me fills me with wonderful happiness. I’m rather easy to please as well. It doesn’t always have to be the most expensive red roses or a box of expensive…

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Fostering Saves Lives

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Today I’ve begun fostering a nine-month old tuxedo cat (pictures soon) who was living in miserable conditions; his owner abandoned him at the vet’s where we go, and he was marked ‘free to a good home’; the vet usually has kennels to board pets but all his kennels were booked by paying customers who were boarding their pets while they…

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A Diverse Australia

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So, yesterday, ‘Dumb, Drunk and Racist’ was trending on Twitter at about the same time that I was chatting to one of my best friends, who happens to be Australian. He mentioned the show, and I thought it sounded intriguing, if a little incendiary. I went and looked at the top tweets at the time and read quite a few…

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‘First World Problems’

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I have a number of friends who use that phrase, fairly often, and it never ceases to make me roll my eyes. When the concept of the three different worlds originated, the Cold War was at its height. The first world countries were countries that aligned with the United States; the second world countries were countries that aligned with the…

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