Recipes
Bake a traditional Queensland drover's fruit cake
Food & Drink

Bake a traditional Queensland drover’s fruit cake

To celebrate Queensland week from May 30 to June 7, Alison Alexander has gathered some of the best produce the state has to offer to whip up this delicious drover's fruit cake. This cake was first made by a drover working in the Chinchilla area on Queensland’s Darling Downs in the 1930s. Originally the fruits were in packet sizes and the cake was cooked in a camp oven. The quantities have been changed a little, but the rich flavour and aroma of the cake remains as delicious as ever. The use of treacle, rum, ginger and macadamias makes this a special Queensland treat. more

Food News
The round-up: Asian eats on the Gold Coast
Food & Drink

The round-up: Asian eats on the Gold Coast

As the season’s foreboding chill sets in there’s something immensely satisfying about slurping on a deliciously fragrant Pho soup or tucking in to a steamy hot plate of Gyoza. In light of this, we’ve round-up some of the city’s Asian eats to warm your belly. more

The Grocer
Detox with The Cleanse Kitchen
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Detox with The Cleanse Kitchen

If you’ve found yourself hitting snooze a little bit more than usual, perhaps its time to consider putting down the fork and embark on a one, three or five day juice cleanse to help you to feel lighter, restore pH balance in your body and ward off oxidative damage that causes you to feel sluggish and rundown. more


Coffee
Perk up with cold brew from The Kind Coffee Co.
Food & Drink

Perk up with cold brew from The Kind Coffee Co.

There are many fine local caffeine connoisseurs who have mastered the craft of cold brew; another to add to the collection is The Kind Coffee Co. The pure coffee concentrate, formerly known as Coast Cold Brew, has a new look but the same smooth flavour you’ve come to know and love. more

Recipes
Serve up a Nordic feast of herring, potato and lingonberry
Food & Drink

Serve up a Nordic feast of herring, potato and lingonberry

Although here in Queensland our temperatures don't quite drop to those of northern Europe, its still nice to cosy up indoors and pretend its actually cold outside. When the weather is too bitey for your sensitive skin to handle, gather a group of your favourites, bunker down and share in a Scandinavian feast. Chef, food stylist and photographer Simon Bajada celebrates the cuisine of the northern region in his new book, The New Nordic, showcasing the earthy, clean and subtle-but-complex flavours of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The book features classics such as Swedish meatballs, Danish smørrebrød and this recipe for herring, potato and lingonberry, alongside stunning photography of Scandinavian landscapes to transport you right there. more

Recipes
Give your dessert a twist with a chocolate basil cake
Food & Drink

Give your dessert a twist with a chocolate basil cake

If you’re an inner-city dweller who uses your small abode as an excuse for not growing your own food, then new cookbook Courtyard Kitchen is for you. Author Natalie Boog guides readers through the process of growing their own herbs and potted fruits on balconies, courtyards and window boxes, from selecting the best plants for your space to information on seasons and plant care, before dishing up more than 80 recipes using those home-grown goodies. This divine cake snips basil straight from the garden and throws it into the mixing bowl with your usual baking staples to create a moreish chocolate cake with a herby zest. more