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Add a sweet touch to your Christmas spread with strawberries in wine with mascarpone cream
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Add a sweet touch to your Christmas spread with strawberries in wine with mascarpone cream

Ham, check. Seafood, check. Salads, check. Sweets – check? As Christmas edges ever closer, we've got the usual festive essentials down pat, but we haven't had a chance to think about how we're going to round out our feast. Luckily, Mimi Thorisson's A Kitchen in France has some beautiful seasonal recipes using brightly coloured berries to sweeten up our Christmas indulgence. After moving to a small town in Médoc, Mimi discovered the wonderful ingredients available to her from the neighbouring woods and local farmers, and this recipe for strawberries in wine with mascarpone cream showcases some of the highlights of her summertime bounty. more


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Add a splash of colour to your Christmas feast with a citrus salad
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Add a splash of colour to your Christmas feast with a citrus salad

While you might be in the deep trough of planning your 2014 Christmas feast, trying to decide which root vegetables to roast and whether to serve the meat hot or cold, we’re here to throw another spanner in the works. Why not shake up the traditional banquet by adding a few foreign dishes to the table? A flick through Greg and Lucy Malouf’s gorgeous new cookbook New Feast has had us adding a few modern Middle Eastern dishes to this year’s feast. This citrus salad with red radicchio and pomegranate dressing is perfect to lay the bed for a few slices of ham come Christmas Day. more

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The Grocer: Hibiscus
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The Grocer: Hibiscus

The hibiscus is an innocuous flower that packs a huge punch. Not only is it pretty to look at, the hibiscus flower has many culinary uses as well as some handy medicinal benefits. more

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Indulge in healthy yet decadent raw superfood donuts
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Indulge in healthy yet decadent raw superfood donuts

From the days of our childhood watching hot cinnamon donuts dropping into sugar at the local donut shop, to our more recent discovery of the hybrid cronut, those warm doughy delights have been a lifelong obsession. Fortunately, it seems our affection is shared, as dining establishments have begun to add gourmet donuts to their menus. Sydney-based recipe writer and food stylist Tracey Meharg has recently published her ode to the dessert, Donuts. The cookbook shares recipes for 50 incredible creations, from baked to fried, and decadent to paleo. Let yourself off the healthy hook this weekend and indulge in these divine craw superfood donuts. more