Get Organised

Get organised for the return to School, work, madness.  Included are some Australia day top 6 favourites.

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How to tell when your steak is perfectly cooked

Having trouble telling whether your steak is done to the level you like? Sure, thermometers are great, but they puncture the steak which lets out all those lovely juices. So if you want to avoid this travesty AND save yourself a bit of time, the touch test is the way to go.

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Feeling a bit dull in your kitchen?

Perhaps your knife is to blame! If theres one thing the influx of cooking shows on our screens is guilty of, its kickstarting a national obsession with kitchen gadgetry. From Thermomixes to sous vide machines, were all lusting after some very glam chef-level equipment. But sometimes, what we really need to do is go back.

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Have you heard of the Slow Food Movement?

No, its nothing to do with the pace with which snails eat strawberries (sorry to any snail phobes out there who may have clicked in horror!). What it really is is an approach to food that, according to www.slowfood.com, is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles:good, clean and...

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Back to school

As January slips by, if you're a parent, your thoughts have mostly likely long left behind Santa Claus and have moved on to the pressing issue of finding the right shade of unicorn Contact for year-three exercise books. Yep, its nearly here BACK! TO! SCHOOL! While its often both a blessing (yay, daytime freedom!) and...

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A salute to salami

Cured sausage is truly one of humankinds greatest inventions. Its delicious on its own or as a simple sandwich with butter, but its also surprisingly versatile there are so many other ways to use this moreish, flavour-packed meat. Want to use salami more in your cooking? Next time you're planning a meal with bacon...

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Do you love offal like we do?

No? Well, to be honest, youre not alone. People seem to be a bit funny these daysabout livers and kidneys. While many dont bat an eyelid at chowing down on a juicy porterhouse, they have someoffal attitudes about organ meats. (Sorry. Couldnt resist.) But why have we developed such a strange aversion to thisincredibly nutritiousfood...

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Gelatin puts the jiggle in your jelly and the bone in your broth

Gelatin is a colourless, flavourless substance, familiar to most of us in the form of jelly crystals from childhood, but today, its popular uses extend far beyond wobbly birthday-party treats. Renowned for its health benefits, its made from the cooking of collagen. Very high in amino acids, gelatin is almost pure protein. While research is still...

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Oh butter, you so fine!

We are well aware that steak is at its most nutritious when it comes from grass-fed cattle, and as it turns out, the same is true of dairy. Butter, in particular, has an outstanding nutritional profile when sourced from pasture-raised cows, and thankfully these days, it is no longer cast as a villainous cause of...

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Salad vs meat? We say both!

Ford vs Holden, I get. Coke vs Pepsi, yeah okay, that too. But salad vs meat? Cmon it's 2019 already! Surely, we've moved on from that particular either/or battle! In the words of everyone's favourite taco commercial, por que no los dos? Anyway, to answer that rhetorical question, yes. Yes, we can indeed have both. But...

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