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Emma’s Sushi Sandwiches – A Fun & Healthy Snack

Getting kids to eat what’s good for them isn’t always the easiest job in the world. There’s been times when this mum has had to get creative and ‘hide’ some extra veggies in the spag bol, or call everything ‘chicken’ (when the kid went through the only eating chicken phase). We’ve all been there. If you are having trouble getting…

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Traditional french onion soup recipe

Traditional French Onion Soup

It’s well and truly soup season, and nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of French Onion Soup with lots of crusty bread to soak up all the goodness. Today I have a special treat, Agathé Kerr, Melbourne-based Parisian croissant queen and pastry chef, has kindly shared her favourite recipe for Traditional French Onion soup. Agathé is a mother…

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restaurant review Melbourne - Claypots Barbarossa mypoppet.com.au

Claypots Barbarossa – Simple Seafood in Melbourne’s CBD

If you enjoy fresh, uncomplicated seafood you are going to love Renan Goksin’s new food offering in Melbourne’s Hardware Lane – Claypots Barbarossa. Renan is best known for his simple approach to seafood with European flavours at his St Kilda and South Melbourne venues, Claypots and Claypots Evening Star. Claypots Barbarossa is no different and takes the same approach to…

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Tumeric & Mustard Seed Cucumber Pickles Recipe mypoppet.com.au

Tumeric & Mustard Seed Cucumber Pickles

I made some cucumber pickles! I’ve always wanted to try pickling but have been intimidated by the whole ‘canning’ process which involves heat treating the bottled pickles to extend the shelf life. Turns out you can still totally make a good pickled cucumber and skip all the faffing, you just need to store it in the fridge and consume within…

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Grilled fish taco with pinapple salsa

Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa & The Perfect Wine to Match

I’ll be the first person to admit that I’m no wine expert, I’m more likely to choose a wine for it’s interesting label that it’s vintage. But over the years I’ve learnt through experience that some wines really compliment certain foods, and some just don’t work at all. There are lots of rules for pairing wine with food, most people…

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Mexican grilled corn recipe

Best Ever Mexican Grilled Corn

The first time I experienced the flavour explosion that is Mexican Grilled Corn, my attitude to corn on the cob was changed forever. Don’t get me wrong, regular old boiled corn is still pretty tasty and fun to eat, but add a couple of simple ingredients and it’s transformed into something really special. This recipe isn’t 100% faithful to authentic…

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Watermelon Feta and pomergranate salad recipe mypoppet.com.au

Watermelon, Feta & Pomegranate Summer Salad

Have you ever tried sprinkling salt on a slice of watermelon? No, well you should, it tastes amazing! Combining fruit with something salty is not a novel idea; cantaloupe wrapped with prosciutto was always a special Christmas entree dish when we were kids, so I quite liked the idea of trying a similar flavour combination with watermelon instead. This salad…

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Massive wiener hot dog

Hot Dog! Check out the Massive Wieners!

I promise this post is PG rated, although I do admit that one of the reasons I frequent Massive Wieners is that this hot dog stand’s name is such a deliciously amusing double entendre; almost as delicious as it’s hot dogs! Massive Wieners is an old timey American style hot doggery on Chapel st in Prahran with a simple menu…

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