Kid’s Australian Book Gift Guide

Looking for gift for the kids? We have some wonderful book ideas in this post from learning about the magic secrets of the West Australian Tuart Tree to a Kangaroo opening up a Cancan Cafe! These books are sure to inspire and excite through pictures of Australian landscape and wildlife. A Year on Our Farm Illustrated in charcoal pencil, watercolour and pastel, A Year on our Farm is a humble story about life ...

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Book Review – A Year in My Real Food Kitchen

I am a recipe book fanatic and being a fan of Emma's first book, My Darling Lemon Thyme I was wrapped when my parents gifted me a Dymocks birthday voucher that happened to conveniently coincide with the release of her second book - A Year in My Real Food Kitchen. Thanks Mum and Dad! Emma's first book, My Darling Lemon Thyme introduced, for me personally, a new way of cooking that I hadn't ...

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Book Review: The Whole Pantry

The Whole Pantry is by Belle Gibson. The book is centred on a healthy house and includes a couple of non food recipes like chemical free laundry detergent (I love!) and a coffee body polish. It’s not a detailed book, very simple and a fantastic beginning point for detoxing the household in baby steps. I like the overview of detoxification of the body, a pressing reminder that the body needs to be supported ...

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Book Review: Food Sake Tokyo

Travelling to Tokyo I wanted to extend and incorporate as many food experiences my budget would possibly allow. This lead me to purchase the book Food Sake Tokyo. Chef and Baker author,Yukari Sakamoto breaks down the complexity of Japan's food scene in an honest and detailed guide book. The Tokyo focused book covers Eating out, Food, Beverages, Places to Eat and Culinary Itinerary suggestions in five chapters. If you do not speak Japanese, ...

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Book Review: Snowflakes and Schnapps

Snowflakes and Schnapps by Jane Lawson is a collection of comforting winter recipes, drawn from a combination of curiosity in discovering her family roots and European travels. Jane shares recipes covering regions of an alpine Europe - Estonia, Russia, Scandinavia, Germany, Austria and France. Delicious hearty rich meals to consume on a chilly evening by the wood fire or in my case the gas heater! The styled book is easy on the eye, beautiful ...

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Book Review – My Darling Lemon Thyme

Browsing my local Dymocks store I spotted Emma's book and having heard her speak at last year's Eat Drink Blog Conference I picked it up for a quick curiosity driven flick through. It is a beautifully strung together book and I ended up buying My Darling Lemon Thyme then and there. Over a dozen recipes looked enticing and I knew it would be a great addition to my growing collection of food ...

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Book Review: Kaffehaus

Kaffehaus by Rick Rogers will have you leaving those cupcake holders and sprinkles in the bottom of your kitchen drawer. It is one of my favourite books at home, I love the challenge that the recipes bring as well as discovering desserts not commonly served here in Perth. Rick Rogers travels to the old cities of Vienna, Budapest and Prague in Europe, once part of the great Austro Hungarian empire. ...

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Book Review: Its all good

Seeking a healthier way to live a year ago, I stumbled on the blog of Gwyneth Paltrow and a couple of informative posts about gut and digestion care. By the size of Goop.com, I'm guessing there is a whole team behind the lifestyle blog, not just Gwyneth.  While I'll admit, I am not one to follow Hollywood stars, I am always skeptical when they start pushing perfumes, foods, vitamins and all sorts ...

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