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Give your dessert a twist with a chocolate basil cake
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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


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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

Recipes
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