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Dalmatinska Blitva

Translated this means Dalmatian spinach. It's cooked with potatoes and served as a warm side dish. This is a really delicious way to serve spinach, and it makes use of the stems too. In fact, when I first started working in a fruit shop I couldn't understand why some customers asked for the stalks to ...

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Lasagne

I have been making lasagne ever since I was just a newlywed. It was one of the first dishes I learned where I wanted it to be authentic, without cutting any corners. Cooking anything for almost twenty years makes for a lot of practice, but bizarrely this was one of the harder recipes to record ...

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Stir Fried Salt & Pepper Squid

This is an absolute classic, and using a wok makes short work of it. Have everything ready to go and you can have a tasty dish on the table in no time at all. Ingredients: 750 g squid or calamari, cleaned 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 ...

Banana & Raspberry Bread

 This was one of the very first recipes to be shared on my original cooking blog, and is still one of the most popular. So popular in fact that I was recently asked to talk to my sons kindergarten class about banana bread for their healthy food week. I took some of this along and ...

Chicken & Vegetable Spring Rolls

There is a little bit of time to be spent preparing these, but they are SO worth a try. They are not difficult at all, and taste amazing. I guarantee there will be none left over. Ingredients: 500g chicken mince 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 small piece ginger, grated 1 spring onion bulb, finely ...

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A Rockin’ Stroll.

Hi everyone! It's been a crazy week. Of course it's just a few days until Christmas, school finished up for the year, work got frantic before it could wind down, and HSC results came in, but undoubtedly the best part was that we managed to squeeze in an overnight trip to Melbourne to see Evan ...

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Growing Up Croatian.

I seem to have been coming across a lot of references lately regarding "being Croatian". Just lots of little comments and observations, and it got me to thinking about those things that we, the children and grandchildren of Croatian migrants, were raised with. The things that we regarded as perfectly normal, but the kind of ...

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Sweet Town Of Mine

As a child we moved home at least half a dozen times. When I married and left my parent’s house for the last time I moved into my in-laws home which was all the way on the other side of Sydney. Since we married my husband and I have moved twice more. Yet despite this ...

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She’s Alive!

Hi all! Just thought I might drop in with a quick hello. Here I am in beautiful warm Zadar, in central Dalmatia. We're nearly halfway through our family holiday, lazily passing the days with lots of great food, wine, and beaches. I have been a very good girl, keeping right away from the online world, ...

A Letter To My Firstborn.

Dear A, So here you are, about to turn 18. I thought I would write you this letter to tell you a few things about you, me, and us. {We all know you love to talk, but for now just listen.} Back in 1993 your father and I went to Europe for our honeymoon. Two weeks ...

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