Last Updated: March 27, 2015

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Cooking with tinned crabmeat

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

Recipe of the Week

Cashew and choc chip cookies

Cashew and choc chip cookies
ELIZABETH Stolk-Hill’s cashew and choc chip cookies only require eight ingredients.

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Lamb shanks

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

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.

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.

Myki may roll into regions

Train signs

A DECISION could be made to roll out the Myki ticketing system across country Victoria later this year.

Ex-AFL players go to the bush

AFl match

RETIRED and delisted AFL players are looking to country football as a place to hone their coaching skills.

Milk price still settling

Milk price still settling

MAJOR milk processors are sending mixed signals about if they will follow WCB’s lead and top up farmgate prices.

New Arion has a touch of Claas

New Arion has a touch of Claas

CLAAS Harvest Centre has confirmed a new Arion 400 series will be arriving in Australia next year.

Take a butcher’s hook

CL: Ivan the Butcher and his shop in Newry.

IVAN McNally’s butcher shop in Newry has two cash registers; the old one and the new one.

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.