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IT USED TO BE UNDERWEAR..NOW IT’S ‘OUT THERE’ WEAR!

JOHN McNAMEE SHARES SOME INTIMATE SECRETS…. FIRST it was boobs, now it’s bums. They’re everywhere! Some time ago on these pages I was fulminating about the proliferation of cleavage. It was everywhere too. In the shops, on the streets, in the pubs and clubs, on public transport, leaning over balconies and garden decks, and of…

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Norfolk Nonstop

Norfolk Island has been in the news of late. The Australian government messing with Norfolk’s’ independence and self-government. It has been named as a new candidate for an asylum-seeker detention centre and even as a venue for the first medical marijuana crop in the Australian region. None of this news has had any effect on…

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Chocolate, berry and almond crumble

Chocolate, berry and almond crumble

This crumble would have to be one of my favourites, I love the addition of marzipan and almonds. I originally saw this recipe on the cover  of Delicious, July 2012, page 64 and I have been making it ever since. Ingredients 1 kg green apples (about 5) 1 tbs lemon juice 200 gm frozen mixed berries, thawed 100…

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Oven-baked chicken, mushroom, thyme & brown rice risotto

Oven-baked chicken, mushroom, thyme & brown rice risotto

This Oven-baked chicken, mushroom, thyme & brown rice risotto is great one pot winter's night meal - add some Parmesan as well for a bit more indulgence! We’ve used a combination of Swiss brown and chestnut mushrooms, but you can use any type of mushrooms you like. Ingredients Serves 4-6 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil 4…

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FEELING THE HEAT IN TURKMENISTAN

It may seem an unlikely spot for a dinner party, but the Darvaza gas crater located in the middle of Turkmenistan’s Karakum Desert hosted just such an event for a group of Australians who visited the country recently. Travelling with the small independent travel company, Travel Directors, the group camped overnight at the crater to…

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