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Recipe Scene: Light Carrot Cake

Recipe Scene: Light Carrot Cake

There are eleventy billion carrot cake recipes, and I feel that I have tried out a significant proportion of them ...
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Video Scene: Makua Beach

Video Scene: Makua Beach

The Makua Beach video was shot on location at Makua Beach (hence the song title) in Hawaii by master underwater ...
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Recipe Scene: Macadamia Blood Orange Slice

Recipe Scene: Macadamia Blood Orange Slice

This really nice slice is a sort of cakey brownie - it has a bit too much flour in it ...
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Recipe Scene: Triple Chocolate Brownies

Recipe Scene: Triple Chocolate Brownies

I reckon that pretty much everyone loves a brownie. There are of course absolutely tons of brownie recipes around that ...
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Vintage Guitar Scene: 1935 Martin 00-17 acoustic

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1935 Martin 00-17 acoustic

Martin 00-17 acoustic 1935  (Serial Number 59005) For a few years back in the late 80s I had a regular ...
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Recipe Scene: Ricotta, Pear and Macadamia cheesecake

Recipe Scene: Ricotta, Pear and Macadamia cheesecake

When we moved house recently my kids bought me a cookbook as a housewarming gift. It was Low and Slow ...
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Vintage Guitar Scene: Paul Cumming and his National Tri-cone

Vintage Guitar Scene: Paul Cumming and his National Tri-cone

This is the story of a vintage resonator guitar and one of its owners. Some years ago I had a ...
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Recipe Scene: Apricot Rough Slice

Recipe Scene: Apricot Rough Slice

I love using dried fruit in slices, and apricots are one of my favourites. This slice is really great, and has ...
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Recipe Scene: Cardamom and Apricot Cake

Recipe Scene: Cardamom and Apricot Cake

This delicious recipe comes form a fantastic New Zealand cookbook, 100 Favourite Cakes and biscuits by Alison Holst. It's probably ...
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Vintage Guitar Scene: 1972 Fender Stratocaster Black

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1972 Fender Stratocaster Black

1972 Fender Stratocaster Black (Serial Number 355735) This is my “Richie Blackmore” influenced strat. It’s an all original early 1972 ...
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Recipe Scene: Nutella Bread and Butter Pudding

Recipe Scene: Nutella Bread and Butter Pudding

I love bread and butter puddings. Not only are they really quick to make, they taste just delicious. It doesn't ...
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Recipe Scene: Pretzel Tim Tam Rocky Road

Recipe Scene: Pretzel Tim Tam Rocky Road

The only rule about rocky road is that there are no rules. Well, maybe one - that lots of delicious ...
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Vintage Guitar Scene: 1963 White Fender Stratocaster

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1963 White Fender Stratocaster

Fender Stratocaster 1963 white (cream) (serial number L21304) I bought this guitar in Perth in 1984/85 from Dom Mariani who ...
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Recipe Scene: Lemon Yoghurt Drizzle Cake

Recipe Scene: Lemon Yoghurt Drizzle Cake

I love the combination of citrus and yoghurt in a cake. When this cake has the lemon drizzle poured over ...
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Recipe Scene: Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake

Recipe Scene: Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake

This delicious recipe is slightly adapted from Nigella's Kitchen cookbook. By all means have a go at making hers, but ...
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Recipe Scene: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Recipe Scene: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I think most people love an upside down cake, despite the slightly daggy 70's association. Sweet fruit in a sticky ...
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Recipe Scene: Reeses Pretzel Biscuits

Recipe Scene: Reeses Pretzel Biscuits

I make these biscuits with Reese's peanut butter chocolate spread, but you could easily make them with Nutella or a ...
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Recipe Scene: Rich Almond Cake

Recipe Scene: Rich Almond Cake

This recipe is from Belinda Jeffery's Tried and True recipe book. It is one of my absolute favourite cakes to ...
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Spirit Scene: Don the Beachcomber's Mai Tai

Spirit Scene: Don the Beachcomber’s Mai Tai

In March 2012 I went on a pilgrimage to Southern California, this is where surf music was born in the ...
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Recipe Scene: Rosemary Shortbread

Recipe Scene: Rosemary Shortbread

I have absolutely no problem with the plethora of sweet, sugary food on offer for Christmas, but sometimes it is ...
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Recipe Scene: Spinach and Feta Filo Pie

Recipe Scene: Spinach and Feta Filo Pie

This easy and delicious vego dish is form the fantastic The Dinner Ladies cookbook. Well, it's a modification of their ...
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Literary Scene: Book Review: The Devil Won't Take Charity - Kim Volkman 2017

Literary Scene: Book Review: The Devil Won’t Take Charity – Kim Volkman 2017

HEAVY METAL: IT’S LOUD, IT’S UGLY, IT WON’T GO AWAY. I guess if I wanted critical acclaim I’d have picked ...
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Recipe Scene: Sticky Peanut Butter Pecan Buns

Recipe Scene: Sticky Peanut Butter Pecan Buns

I adore peanut butter - love it in savoury satay sauces, sweet things or just straight form the jar. This ...
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Vintage Guitar Scene: 1991 Paul Reed Smith CE 24 Whale Blue

Vintage Guitar Scene: 1991 Paul Reed Smith CE 24 Whale Blue

While 1991 is hardly vintage in guitar terms, I guess this PRS CE-Classic (serial number 173705) could be considered a ...
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Recipe Scene: Sweet Finger Buns

Recipe Scene: Sweet Finger Buns

These buns are made with a sweet, rich and buttery dough. They can be topped with icing and whatever topping ...
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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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