Food & Lifestyle Scene

Spirit Scene: Raised By Eagles make us a Whiskey Sour

Spirit Scene: Raised By Eagles make us a Whiskey Sour

Raised By Eagles' entrance onto Melbourne’s musical landscape in July 2013 immediately garnered the attention of Americana music aficionados across ...
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Recipe Scene: Monte Carlos

Recipe Scene: Monte Carlos

My kids just love Monte Carlos, so when I came across this recipe from an old Family Circle book (Step ...
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Recipe Scene: Malteser Slice Mk ll

Recipe Scene: Malteser Slice Mk ll

I've posted a recipe for Malteser slice before, but I was never entirely happy with the base, I found it ...
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Recipe Scene: Jelly Cakes

Recipe Scene: Jelly Cakes

These cakes are probably considered a little old-fashioned, but whenever I make them people get pretty excited. They can be ...
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Vintage Guitar Scene: Maton Supreme Electric 777

Vintage Guitar Scene: Maton Supreme Electric 777

This double cutaway thinline guitar was built in the old Maton factory in Canterbury (Vic) in February 1965, the last ...
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Vintage Guitar Scene: Return of the Jaguar

Vintage Guitar Scene: Return of the Jaguar

Around 2006 Martin got a phone call to demonstrate some guitar sounds for ABC’s The Collectors TV show. He had ...
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Recipe Scene: Pretzel Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipe Scene: Pretzel Chocolate Cupcakes

I think most of us would agree that sweet things go pretty well with crunchy, salty pretzels. These cupcakes are ...
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Recipe Scene: Lemon Drizzle Cake

Recipe Scene: Lemon Drizzle Cake

This cake is really nice and, given it's an adaptation of a Women's Weekly recipe you know it will taste ...
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Spirit Scene: Mikelangelo makes us a "Mikelangelo" cocktail

Spirit Scene: Mikelangelo makes us a “Mikelangelo” cocktail

With 12 albums and 25 years of international touring under his belt, Mikelangelo has put together his first ‘Best Of’ ...
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Recipe Scene: Hazelnut, ricotta and chocolate cake

Recipe Scene: Hazelnut, ricotta and chocolate cake

This cake has a bit of prep work, but it is well worth the effort. The texture is absolutely divine, ...
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Recipe Scene: Honey and Mixed Seed Crackers

Recipe Scene: Honey and Mixed Seed Crackers

This is a slightly adapted Donna Hay recipe. These dry biscuits take a little while to make but they're worth ...
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Recipe Scene: Apricot and Almond Fudge

Recipe Scene: Apricot and Almond Fudge

This recipe is so easy - seriously, SO easy.  It takes less than 10 minutes ot make, and tastes delicious ...
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Recipe Scene: Mixed Berry and Vanilla Friands

Recipe Scene: Mixed Berry and Vanilla Friands

These aren’t friands in the true sense of the word, as they contain whole eggs.  Proper friands have 6 egg ...
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Vintage Guitar Scene: Guitarists' Special: Steve Hackett

Vintage Guitar Scene: Guitarists’ Special: Steve Hackett

Leading up to the Melbourne Guitar Show, What's My Scene will be celebrating GUITARISTS. Stay tuned for our exclusive Q&As, Vintage Guitar ...
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Vintage Guitar Scene: Guitarists' Special: Lloyd Spiegel

Vintage Guitar Scene: Guitarists’ Special: Lloyd Spiegel

Leading up to the Melbourne Guitar Show, What's My Scene will be celebrating GUITARISTS. Stay tuned for our exclusive Q&As, Vintage Guitar ...
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Recipe Scene: Double Orange Cake

Recipe Scene: Double Orange Cake

I think most people love the citrusy tang of an orange cake.  Like with all recipes like this you can ...
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Vintage Guitar Scene: 1975 Fender Stratocaster Olympic White

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1975 Fender Stratocaster Olympic White

1975 Fender Stratocaster Olympic White (Serial number 659479) This 1975 Stratocaster has seen a lot of use over the years ...
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Recipe Scene: Chocolate Coconut Cherry Biscuits

Recipe Scene: Chocolate Coconut Cherry Biscuits

I sometimes call these cherry ripe biscuits given the cherry, chocolate and coconut combination, but that may breach some kind ...
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Recipe Scene: Chocolate Cake

Recipe Scene: Chocolate Cake

I think everyone needs  a good simple chocolate cake recipe, and this is my go-to one.  It works every time, ...
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Recipe Scene: Banana Bread

Recipe Scene: Banana Bread

I’ve got a couple of go-to banana cake/bread recipes, and this is one of them.  It’s really simple, and if ...
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Recipe Scene: Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Muffins

Recipe Scene: Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Muffins

I do love a savoury muffin, and these are great.  They are super quick to make, and ready to eat ...
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Spirit Scene: Cherry Rock 017 - Bala make us a drink

Spirit Scene: Cherry Rock 017 – Bala make us a drink

Bala (which means Bullet in Spanish) are a female 2-piece of incredible power. They sound like Patti Smith out front ...
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Spirit Scene: The Dwarves make us a Martini at Cherry Rock 017

Spirit Scene: The Dwarves make us a Martini at Cherry Rock 017

The Dwarves are on their first tour to our country in three years, at the 11th Cherry Rock Festival. They ...
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Recipe Scene: Sticky Pineapple, Carrot and Macadamia Cake

Recipe Scene: Sticky Pineapple, Carrot and Macadamia Cake

This is a slight variation of a Belinda Jeffery’s cake from her sensational Mix & Bake book.  Belinda includes glace ...
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Video Scene: Stiff Richards at Cherry Rock 017

Video Scene: Stiff Richards at Cherry Rock 017

From the “ninch” (Mornington Peninsula) comes the band on everyone’s lips Stiff Richards. We managed to track down the boys ...
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Spirit Scene: Cherry Rock 017 - James Young makes us a "Lemmy"

Spirit Scene: Cherry Rock 017 – James Young makes us a “Lemmy”

The 11th Cherry Rock festival was, we'd suggest, the best one yet. With legendary bands The Dwarves & Nashville Pussy, ...
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Recipe Scene: Cupcakes

Recipe Scene: Cupcakes

I know there are loads of recipes around for cupcakes, but this is my favourite.  And it’s no coincidence it ...
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Review Scene: Suggs: my Life Story in Words and Music, Comedy Theatre Melbourne - Monday April 24

Review Scene: Suggs: my Life Story in Words and Music, Comedy Theatre Melbourne – Monday April 24

Graham "Suggs" McPherson has always been a likeable fellow in my mind's eye. I have known his public persona from ...
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Comedy Scene: Nadine Sparks 'Teacher' - Tasma Terrace, April 12th 2017

Comedy Scene: Nadine Sparks ‘Teacher’ – Tasma Terrace, April 12th 2017

The greatest thing about the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is that there’s something to please everyone who likes to laugh, ...
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Recipe Scene: Florentines

Recipe Scene: Florentines

When I was a kid I hated Florentines – why would you choose to have a biscuit with fruit and ...
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