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Wood, Charcoal, Rub: How to Add Barbecue Flavour

Cooking real slow and low is the secret to a perfectly smoked meat. But when adding flavour and enhancing taste and aroma, there are a number of things to consider. From fire control to cooking temperature, types of wood to rubs and sauces, these all affect the end result of your cooking. So before you get smoking and barbecuing, read our guide to help you choose the right type of charcoal, hardwood, and rubs to pack as much flavour into your food as possible. (more…)

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Potato mash with butter

Quick and Delicious Dishes Using Artisan Butter

For quick and easy recipes, good enough should never be your limit. Kylie Ward, owner and founder of Perth-based The Homemade Kitchen, says the secret to cooking delicious meals is in using fresh, authentic ingredients prepared with love. In this article, Kylie shares two of her not-so-secret recipes featuring her award-winning handcrafted artisan butter made from the cream of happy cows. Artisan butter is simple, fresh, and delicious product that can be a great addition to your meal without complicating the flavours. (more…)

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Sauerkraut recipe by Lisa Thornton

Basic Sauerkraut Recipe

Sauerkraut or fermented cabbage, is widely popular in Germany. Think bread, sausages, and beer, and you’ll find sauerkraut as the best pairing to go with these German staples. Contrary to popular belief though, sour cabbage is not an original recipe by the Germans. In fact, it was the Chinese who first fermented cabbage in rice wine some 2000 years ago. It wasn’t until the 16th century when Europeans adopted the recipe using water and salt. During winter, people fermented barrels and barrels of unshredded cabbage, then served it as is or as a side dish to meat. From then on, it became a tradition. (more…)

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Epic Sausage Rolls Recipe

Sausage rolls are a classic party food not only because they are delicious, but also because they are so easy to make ahead. They can be frozen unbaked so when you’re ready to serve them, all you have to do is pop them in the oven. These delicious bites are made from homemade sausage mixture wrapped in puff pastry. No fuss with garnish or assembling, just make sure there is plenty of tomato sauce to dunk them in! (more…)

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Surprising facts about honey

Five Surprising Facts About Honey

We all know honey for its flavour enhancing sweetness. It makes a perfect alternative for sugar but is more healthy. Add it to a dish or a beverage and it will give you a yummy distinctive taste plus additional health benefits. Some even say, when you eat it raw, the more nutrients you get (which actually applies to almost every vegetable and fruit). But what do we not know about honey, aside from it comes from bees? Is it true that it can heal allergies and wounds? When did people discover that it’s safe to eat? (more…)

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