Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery


A couple of weeks ago my sister told me about a place in Bellbrae, around 30 minutes from Geelong city centre, that is all about chocolate. Well, I was intrigued as I haven’t been to a chocoholics day since my 30th birthday at The Windsor Hotel, many years ago. I expected to see a café selling lots of chocolate cakes, ice cream and drinks in dark, milk and white chocolate. But what I got was so much more . . .

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Tips & Techniques – How to slice a capsicum

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Ever sliced a capsicum to see that there seems to be more membrane (the white pith lining the inside of the capsicum) than you care to like? I’ll show you the way I was taught at cooking school, we got the most out of the capsicum this way and the strips will look ‘pretty’ for presentation.

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Here & Now November 2016

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Vietnamese pork skewers with a snow pea noodle salad

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Cooking Asian cuisine is second nature to me but there’s something about watching Luke Nguyen cook inspires me. His series, Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam, was on TV again over the last couple of weeks and it doesn’t matter how many times I watch it (I have the series on DVD as well as the cookbook) I will get straight into the kitchen and cook up something delicious! These skewers are inspired by Luke’s recipe.

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In My Kitchen NOVEMBER 2016


Really!? We’re in November already! Where did October go? It feels as if there’s never enough time in the day – is it just me or is anyone else feeling the same!? I’ve been a bit busy with some recipe testing but they either don’t taste right or they don’t photograph as I imagine it in my head, so it’s off to the drawing board again and sometimes again. Thank goodness for this time of month, the lovely Liz from Good Things hosts this wonderful kitchen party where inspiration is in abundance.

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