Michelle Curtis’s Thai corn fritters recipe | Life and style

There’s only one thing better than a few tasty bite-sized nibbles to start a meal off on the right foot, and that’s a glass of bubbles – or two. Choose your nibbles well, as it sets the tone for the rest of the meal. They can be as simple as …

Michelle Curtis’ ricotta hotcakes recipe | Life and style

Far from being a chore, the first meal of the day should be something to savour and enjoy. Breakfast is fast disappearing as something to be enjoyed at home, so if you’re one of those people who eat in the car on the way to work, try getting up a …

Sloggers Women’s Wide Brim Braided Sun Hat with Wind Lanyard – Dark Brown – UPF 50+ Maximum Sun Protection, Style 442DB01

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Country Women’s Association’s beer cake and pavlova roll recipes | Life and style

The Country Women’s Association is well known for its members’ desserts and baking. A new cookbook of country classics includes many favourites, such as Billie Trethowan’s beer cake and Anita Knight’s pavlova roll. Beer cake What better use for beer than in cake? Photograph: Penguin Books 250g butter4 cups self-raising …

Country Women’s Association’s bush casserole recipe | Life and style

The new Country Women’s Association cookbook of country classics includes many favourites, including bush casserole from Verna Hay in Gympie, Queensland. I moved to a cattle property in Taroom, central Queensland, when I was first married back in 1956. It was just 15,000 acres – a small family holding, really. …

Caffeine might help people with heart troubles, research says | Life and style

Drinking coffee and tea every day may actually benefit people with heart troubles. New research has linked caffeine consumption from the two popular drinks to decreased rates of arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms. • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon But the researchers …

Country Women’s Association’s territory bouillabaisse recipe | Life and style

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) members have had a long and well-established reputation for being wonderful cooks. Members of the CWA throughout Australia have many skills and interests, but their cooking and catering, especially at local agricultural shows, are well recognised as second to none. The hot scone served at …

Lou Ridsdale: a love of gardening transformed into food for the community | Life and style

For two decades, she’s worked for music industry stalwarts such as Shock Records, Laneway festival, RRR and Meredith music festival, as well as running her own PR firm, Lance Rock publicity. Now Lou Ridsdale wears two very different hats, because she’s turned her hobby of gardening and self-sufficiency into a …