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The round-up: Mother's Day on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: Mother’s Day on the Gold Coast

Sure, you could spend hours roaming around the shopping centre in search of the perfect gift for your mum this Mother’s Day, however sometimes, it’s the intangible gifts that mean the most. Give the gift of quality time and make some memories this Mother’s Day over a fabulous feast and maybe a champagne or two. We’ve round up some cafes and restaurants that will provide the perfect backdrop for your feast. more

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Sink a Stoned Lime from Pickled Pig Brewery
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Sink a Stoned Lime from Pickled Pig Brewery

After growing weary of retirement, Paul Brewer set out to find a hobby and purchased a liquidated brewery in Tweed’s industrial corridor to indulge his love of beer. A few years later, Picked Pig Brewery’s range has expanded to 22 varieties and is popping up at restaurants and bars all over the Gold Coast and beyond. more

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Graze on a plate of beef carpaccio
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Graze on a plate of beef carpaccio

Tender beef, zesty capers and sharp pecorino combine to make this crudo di manzo, or beef carpaccio, the perfect share plate for a late afternoon snack with a glass of wine. This ensemble will transport you to the home kitchens and trattorias of Italy, where simple dishes focus on the perfect composition of flavours, colours and textures. Find this recipe and plenty more snacking inspiration in Luca Lorusso and Vivienne Polak’s new cookbook Sharing Puglia, which showcases the culinary delights of Italy’s southern coast. Invite a few friends around this weekend, stock the cellar and throw this merry mix on the table. more


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Refuel at Bootleg Juice Bar in Broadbeach
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Refuel at Bootleg Juice Bar in Broadbeach

Cold-pressed juice is certainly enjoying its just desserts and with good reason, too. Not only is it packed full of nutrients and good enzymes but the extraction process uses zero heating and actually enhances the flavour so each of the ingredients are amplified. more

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Bake a moreish chocolate and beetroot cake
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Bake a moreish chocolate and beetroot cake

As the temperatures drop and the hoodies come out of exile, we start pining for cosy weekends at home, pottering around in the kitchen cooking up comfort foods. Executive chef and cookery writer Lucy Cufflin is the queen of the baked good, thanks to many seasons catering for ski chalets. Her latest cookbook, Lucy’s Bakes, is a collection of more than 200 recipes encompassing everything from sourdough to Bounty biscuits. This delicious recipe for chocolate and beetroot cake is the perfect cure for weekend chills. more

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Whip up a classic Victoria sponge with passionfruit icing
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Whip up a classic Victoria sponge with passionfruit icing

She may have been born in Britain, but this sunburnt country has wholeheartedly adopted cookery writer Margaret Fulton. Hailed as ‘the matriarch of Australian cooking’, Margaret is credited with changing the way we eat and has been nominated by the National Trust as an Australian Living Treasure. Margaret published her first cookbook back in 1968 but the 90-year-old dreamer hasn’t slowed down a single bit, with the release of new cookbook Margaret Fulton’s Baking Classics just this month. We’ve been eyeing off a number of sweet indulgences, including this classic Victoria sponge with whipped cream and passionfruit icing – the perfect treat for a chilly weekend. more