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It’s Pie Time!

We have been busy in our school kitchen as June is Pie Time here in the Southern Highlands. From home cooks to bloggers last weekend we had over 40 people pass through our school front door, and together we’re creating delicious pies and sweet tarts. The aroma was amazing and inviting – oh how the...

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From Little Things Big Things Grow…

Yes Mr Paul Kelly they sure do. The above words are quoted often across many areas in life, and I believe there is one perfect match for it and that’s a New Garden. In early September we planned the design and purpose, for the new garden that would welcome our guests to The Cook’s Cooking...

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Inside the Greek Kitchen with Dimitra and Martha

As I began the preparation for last week’s very first cooking classes at our beautiful new school, I couldn’t help but think what a perfect way to begin with mother and daughter Martha and Dimitra. As I purchased spinach, fetta, ricotta, lamb, juicy lemons, Greek oregano, olive oil and almonds, I realized that the classes...

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When is a chef not a chef? When they are a COOK…

With the rise of reality cooking shows on television over the passed years and with the launch of Masterchef Australia in 2009 the use of the word ‘Chef’ is used in my opinion far more than it should be. The truth of the matter is that home cook’s enter Masterchef (you are not eligible if...