How I Learned to Roast a Chicken

I know what you’re thinking. I know, but I’ll say it anyway. “What – you’ve never roasted a chicken before?” That’s right. I can honestly say that up until this week the only times I have eaten one have either been when someone else has cooked it or I’ve gone up to the deli counter,…

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

Many things come to mind when I think about the movie Steel Magnolias: first learning about diabetes, friendship, Sally Field cracking umpteen eggs in a bowl in that confrontation scene with Julia Roberts. What intrigued me most was the red velvet groom’s cake at the start. As a child I wondered how red velvet cake…

Living List Tick – Hold a Snake

Growing up in warm, rural northern New South Wales meant that snakes were always going to be part of my reality, as indeed they are for many of us, especially out in the scrub or even in the suburbs. When we visited my grandparents’ farm red-bellied and brown snakes were most common, although there were…