Last Updated: September 05, 2015

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Slow shanks, thanks

THE secret to cooking lamb shanks is to cook them low and slow, until the meat is fall-apart tender.

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Chicken a la King

 Country Living. Food. Chicken and peanut stew.
GET your daily dose of vegetables in this creamy chicken stew.

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Roast pork belly bliss

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Try a dollop of delight

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Warm to a zesty soup

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A FRIEND who enjoys a vodka tonic with lime recently brought me a bag of the tasty citrus fruits.

Cabbage adds colour

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CABBAGE is one of those vegetables which some people steer away from.

Tasty snack, or meal

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SIMPLE minced meats and spices combine to create the foundation for a delicious and versatile meal.

Super savoury spuds

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IT MAY be old-fashioned, but potatoes baked in their jackets make for true comfort food.

Top off Christmas in July

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WE go out of our way to make plum puddings at Christmas but the weather just isn’t suited to such a rich dessert.

Dip into biscuits

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THE smell of homemade biscuits in the oven and that ‘just-baked’ finish is a winner every time.

A fraîche, tasty snack

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CRÈME fraîche, while once a novel and trendy dairy ingredient, has now settled into mainstream cooking.

Let onions be the star

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THE common brown onion is a feature of much of our cooking.

Warming to the core

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NOTHING says early winter quite like an apple that’s sweet, crisp, tart and juicy.

Find comfort in soup

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THERE are few foods as comforting as homemade chicken noodle soup.

Their hearts will melt

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL
WORKING with chocolate in the kitchen can have its pitfalls, particularly when it comes to applying heat for melting.

Good stewardship pays

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL
I SPENT a recent rainy Sunday morning in the kitchen cooking up a stew for later in the week.

Persimmon perfection

Persimmon
THE persimmon is definitely one of the more esoteric finds in the stores and farmers’ markets at this time of the year.

Spinach and cheese squares

 Cafe Morucci at broadway. A spinach and ricotta quiche in a napolli sauce. 16/1/01. Picture: john Appleyard
WITH eight ingredients and just six steps, readers can have themselves a healthy and tasty snack.

Rabbit, so versatile

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DESPITE what some critics say, domestic rabbit meat does not taste gamey or wild.

Spice it up with coriander

Country Living FOOD PAGE
CORIANDER is one of those herbs you either love or hate.

Chocolate brownies

Chocolate brownies
BROWNIES are a decadent treat, ideal for bringing along to a dinner party or morning tea.

Shortbread a longtime favourite

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AS LONG as you have butter, sugar, flour and salt, you can make one of the most beloved, classic biscuits.

Fried haloumi

 DT FOODHOLD...28/5/03...Neil Perry, Holoumi Bread Salad, pan fry Haloumi.........Pic Jim Trifyllis.....
TRY this recipe for fried haloumi.

Making the most of mince

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MINCED meat is one of the most versatile ingredients around.

Sweet victory for Aussie Anzacs

Sweet victory for Aussie Anzacs
AUSTRALIAN Anzac biscuits have beaten out New Zealand Anzac biscuits in a blind tasting, thanks to extra sugar.

Pho the love of soup

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AUTUMN is a great time to start to explore the warming world of soups.

Coffee meringue roll

Coffee meringue roll
WHIP up this delicious coffee meringue roll.

Risoni, so versatile

Country Living FOOD PAGE
SMALL pasta called risoni, riso or orzo, is often used to thicken soups and add a little body to casseroles.

Banana and rhubarb pie

Banana and rhubarb pie
RHUBARB and banana is an unusual combination but it works well in this pie recipe.

Tasty potato salad

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MY LOCAL supermarket has several ready-made potato salads in the deli section.

Lamb shanks

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THIS recipe for lamb shanks will warm you up as the weather gets cooler.

Going south

Going south

EXCLUSIVE: CHINA will turn to South America if Australia backs away from a landmark trade agreement, NFF chief Simon Talbot says.

Salary cap’s big savings

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SOME Central Victorian AFL clubs could save up to$70,000 when the statewide salary cap comes into effect in 2017.

Bull sales charge up

Dunoon Angus sale Holbrook

MONTHS of stellar beef returns are being reflected in millions of dollars spent on bulls in the past week.

A farmer’s eye in the sky

A farmer’s eye in the sky

A NEW unmanned aerial vehicle allows farmers to check on what’s happening around their property.

Keeping farmers posted

Supplied Editorial

OUTBACK postie Dave Hammond has a mail run so long it is a tourist attraction.

Teasing rain not enough

Teasing rain not enough

THE Bureau of Meteorology’s rain forecast of 25-50mm for Victoria failed to arrive on Wednesday.