Last Updated: February 27, 2015

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Quail a game changer

NEVER tried game before? Perhaps you thought it was too difficult to cook, but it’s not.

Recipe of the Week

Plum pudding

 Generic photo of plum pudding for dessert, traditional fare for Christmas dinner. Custard.
PLUM pudding is a labour of love but the time it takes to cook is well worth it.

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Coconut ice slab

Coconut ice slab
THIS iced coconut slab is simple to make and tastes delicious.

Lemon snow

 Image from Jane Kennedy's book 'Fabulous Food minus the Boombah'. Apple and lemon snow.
THIS delicious recipe for lemon snow is an ideal summer dessert.

How to make ice cream

CL Jeremy Vincent Food
SUMMER and ice cream go hand in hand. These days an ice cream machine is in regular use in many homes.

Neil and Valerie’s soup

 FAMILY FOOD .. Girl Drinking from Soup Bowl
TRY this delicious soup recipe.

Tasty tomatoes, take it as red

CL Jeremy Vincent Food
IT’S often the simple things that give the best pleasure at the table.

The stickiest of treats

CL Jeremy Vincent Food
IN RECENT times, caramel, and in particular salted caramel, has become one of the trendy flavours.

How to cook chicken fingers

CL Jeremy Vincent Food
FOR the sake of our health we don’t want to eat deep-fried food every day.

Candy’s banana cake

Global kitchen Pat Mulley
WHEN bananas get a little old they can make the perfect base for a moist, flavoursome cake.

Loving it in the raw

CL Jeremy Vincent Food
WHILE raw fish may seem to be a strange dinner choice, it is quite delicious when prepared properly.

How to preserve olives

 Steve and Pam Coleman. Olive farm. Metung. Black olives undergoing preserving.
PATRICIA Boyer of Castlemaine shares her recipe on how to preserve olives.

A merry cherry

CL Jeremy Vincent Food
LUSCIOUS cherries are in season and these tasty morsels are among the great joys of summer.

Malteser slice

 CHOCOLATE BALLS FROM HAIGHS.
THIS delicious recipe for Malteser slice is ideal for entertaining.

How to cook prawn curry

CL Food Prawn curry
THE weather may be a little on the hot side at this time of the year but a curry is not out of the question.

Vegie soup

 Country Living Food - Hearty vegetable soup August 14
HERE'S an easy recipe to make vegie soup.

Cooking with chervil

Country Living Food
CHERVIL is one of the great herbs to use in your summer cooking.

Diabetic Christmas cake

St Ives Lions Club Christmas Cake. on sale for ses
TRY this delicious recipe for diabetic Christmas cake.

All you need is loaf

CL Food
STRAWBERRIES are looking particularly good at the moment.

Asparagus and mint coleslaw

CL Food
THIS week’s column is about to set the record straight.

Cardamom cooking

CL Food
CARDAMOM is one of the crown jewels of the spice world.

Christmas slice

 Food - CSIRO Christmas fruit mince slice.
THIS easy Christmas slice has just six ingredients and will be a sure crowd pleaser.

Cooking with figs

CL Food
FIGS are one of the true joys of the warmer months.

Taste test Best mince pies revealed

Mince pies taste test
FOOD critics munching on Christmas fruit mince pies have rated some of the cheapest on the market as best buys.

Lemon treacle tart

Sydney Taste restaurant review
THIS zesty lemon treacle tart has a unique flavour, created with the combination of lemon marmalade, golden syrup and cream.

How to cook with cinnamon

CL Food
CINNAMON is one of the world’s most widely used spices.

Chicken dinner

Chicken dinner
TRY this simple recipe for a delicious chicken dinner.

How to make lamb salad

CL Food
THERE’S no excuse for not including salad in your diet any time of the year.

Bad to good Taste sensation in the pink

Taste sensation in the pink
A MURRAY River company is surfing a gastronomic wave by mining the river’s most feared ingredient, salt.

How to cook consummate cauli

CL Food
GOOD old reliable cauliflower — it’s one of those vegetables that you either love of hate.

Exclusive Cane toads on the menu

Cane Toad
A CANE toad invasion pushing south towards Sydney could be halted by adding the ugly critters to restaurant menus.
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Anthrax kills Tatura cow

 Vic anthrax animal disease outbreak. bodies of infected cows being burnt near Tatura.

UPDATE: A NORTHERN Victorian property is under quarantine following the death of a cow from anthrax.

Lalbert mourns favourite son

Lalbert mourns favourite son

THE Lalbert community has been plunged into mourning after the death of a Mallee Eagles footballer.

One fast pass does it all

One fast pass does it all

NEW Amazone Cirrus 03 offset discs/drill combinations enable one-pass cultivation up to 18km/h.

Farmer Jack’s place

COUNTRY LIVING: Old sheep farmer Jack Stevens

I WAS intrigued to meet Jack Stevens, a 92-year-old farmer who lives and still works west of Euroa.

Livestock Doc: Not a scrap of trouble

FARM - PIGS at Corop with Katy Brown

THE dangers of swill feeding and why is it illegal in Australia.