Last Updated: July 05, 2015

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A fraîche, tasty snack

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

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Pumpkin and banana loaf

Pumpkin and banana loaf
MIX vegetables, fruit and spices in this tasty pumpkin and banana loaf.

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Let onions be the star

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL
THE common brown onion is a feature of much of our cooking.

Warming to the core

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL
NOTHING says early winter quite like an apple that’s sweet, crisp, tart and juicy.

Find comfort in soup

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL
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

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL
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

Country Living FOOD PAGE
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

Country Living FOOD PAGE
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

Country Living FOOD PAGE
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

Country Living FOOD PAGE
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.

Cooking with tinned crabmeat

Country Living FOOD PAGE
I AM a great believer in not making things harder than they need to be in the kitchen.

Mango in many ways

Country Living FOOD PAGE
AS WE say goodbye to another summer, we also say goodbye to an abundance of some of the best seasonal produce.

Sweet melon magic

CL Jeremy Vincent Food
ONE of the joys of warm-weather eating is a piece of fresh cantaloupe (also called rock melon) straight from the fridge.

Frittatas fit for frivolity

CL Jeremy Vincent Food
FRITTATAS are easy food all year round, and are especially suited to the warm summer nights.

Coconut ice slab

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

Quail a game changer

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

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.

White Paper well received

Launch of Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, Woolsthorpe

UPDATE: THE National Farmers’ Federation has given theAgriculture White Paper a “seven or eight out of 10”.

Hamilton salutes Walsh

Adelaide Crows training _ Phil Walsh

UPDATE: HAMILTON Kangaroos will hold a minute’s silence as a mark of respect for Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh.

Dismay at degree of decline

Dismay at degree of decline

A DECREASE in the number of horticulture students has been described as “horrific.”

First man up for the Challenger

First man up for the Challenger

A SOUTH Australian farmer is the first in the country to take delivery of a new Challenger MT800 series tractor.

Chance of rare winter cyclone

Chance of rare winter cyclone

A TROPICAL low poses a risk of developing into a rare out-of-season cyclone in the Coral Sea.