Maddie Smith

Castile Soap

Blog By Maddie Smith Castile is a versatile soap with many purposes.  It originated in Spain and been around for a very long time. It is made from coconut oil and olive oil. Completely free of animal products and unlike most soaps, it is not made from fats.  Castile soap is not only gentle on …

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Ginger Martini

Ingredients: Ginger Syrup: Ginger Boiling Water Sugar Cocktail: Vodka or Gin Lemon Juice Ginger Syrup Ice Sliced Lemon Method: Wash and slice the ginger root. No need to peel it! Add the ginger to a blender with sugar and boiling water. Blend, then strain! Blend it for several minutes until smooth, then strain through a fine mesh …

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Jacket Sweet Potatoes with Feta

Ingredients: 4 x 350g sweet potatoes (skin-on) 400g x chickpeas, rinsed, drained 2 tablespoons chilli paste 150g marinated feta, drained, crumbled 2 truss tomatoes, roughly chopped 1/2 bunch coriander, leaves chopped 1 tbs finely chopped lemon rind, white pith removed 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil Method: Pierce sweet potatoes all over with a fork. …

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Blood Orange Cranachan

Ingredients: 4x Blood Oranges 50g x Oatmeal or Rolled Oats 150mL x Pot Whipping Cream 2x Tablespoons of Whisky 150grams x Greek Yoghurt 2x Tablespoons Honey, plus an extra to serve with (optional). Method: Slice the top and bottom of each orange. Sit them on a board. Using a sharp knife, cut down between the …

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Mandarin and Almond Cake

Ingredients: 3x Mandarins 1x Cup of Oil 4x eggs 1x Cup of Raw Sugar 4x Cups of Plain Flour, sifted 125g of Almond Meal 2x Teaspoons of Bicarbonate Soda (Bi-carb Soda) 1x Tablespoon of Salt 1x Tablespoon of milk Method: Simmer whole mandarins, covered with water, until soft. Puree whole mandarins in food processor or …

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Mandarin Margarita

Ingredients: 6-8x Mandarins 1x Lime 1/4 cup of Tequila 1x tablespoon of Cointreau  2x tablespoon of Sea Salt Flakes 8x Ice Cubes 1x Mandarin, Sliced Method: Begin by cutting your mandarins in half. Now juice all of your mandarin halves. Cut your lime in half. Juice that too. (Can go into same place as mandarin …

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Mandarin Salsa

Mandarin salsa goes perfect try with crispy skinned barramundi or other type of fish. Ingredients: Mandarin Salsa Ingredients: 1x Carrot, cut into long thin matchsticks 1/2x Stalk Celery, trimmed, cut into long thin matchsticks Chives, finely chopped 2 x 150g Barramundi Fillets, skin on 2x Mandarins, segmented 1/2x Cup of Pomegranate Seeds 1x Lemon, cut …

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MANDARIN JAM

Ingredients: 12x Whole Mandarins 4x Lemons, Juiced 1x Cup of Caster Sugar Methods: Preheat your oven to 120C. Wash the jars well in warm soapy water and place in the oven while you are making the jam. (This sterilizes them). Put the whole mandarins, skin and all, and the lemon juice into a large pot. …

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Isolation Activities

Blog/ By Nelle B & Maddie S Melbourne is one again in lockdown and we’ve got a list of our favourite lockdown activities to re-inspire you with ways to get through these days indoors. In home spa day Want some time to yourself to relax during this lockdown? Why not have a little spa day.  …

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Bosc Pear & Rhubarb Crumble

Ingredients (for the filling): 3-4 Stalks of Rhubarb 3 Bosc Pears 2 tbsp Brown Sugar 1/2 Ground Cinnamon Zest of 1 orange Juice andZest of 1/2 Lemon 2 tbsp butter Ingredients (for the crumble topping): 1/4 cup of Walnuts 4tbsp cold butter, diced 1/4 cup of self-raising flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 4 tbsp brown …

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Stir Fried Noodles Recipe

Ingredients: 100g Fresh Noodles 2 tablespoon(s) oil 1/2 cup of chicken or beef, sliced 1 cup vegetables, chopped (eg. zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, beans, eggplant etc.) 1 cup of leafy greens (cabbage, bok choy, spinach, etc.) 1/2 bean shoots 2 tablespoon(s)  sesame oil 1/4 All purpose stir fry sauce 1/4 cup water 1 Birdseye chilli 2 …

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Paneer & Kholrabi Curry Recipe:

Ingredients: 200g Paneer 1x Kholrabi, heart removed, leaves shredded 4 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra if needed for frying 1 x Green capsicum, sliced Pinch of salt 1/4 water 2x onions, sliced 1/2 tbsp ground tumeric 2 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp ground fenugreek 2 tbsp fennel seeds 40g fresh ginger 4 x garlic cloves, …

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