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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Category: Food & Wine

Five of the best cocktail recipes for summer

Are you in need of some summer thirst-quenching inspo? Here are five cocktail (and mocktail) recipes that have been tried, tested and loved. There’s something for everyone in our round of these recipes...

Quiz the new weight loss tool, say CSIRO

If you want to lose weight in 2021, a quiz is what you need, according to the CSIRO. Releasing its new Start Strong Diet Quiz, the global group touted as Australia's national science...

Maitland’s Street Eats a real treat

Now is the time to get your family, friends and picnic rugs ready as Maitland’s Street Eats returns to a suburb near you. That means residents can tempt their taste buds at some...

Prepare a festive feast with these classic Christmas recipes

Still deciding what to serve up for your festive function? Well, we’ve rounded a couple of Christmas recipes that will be sure to impress your guests. Try your hand at two absolute classics...

Raise a glass to Aussie wine: Littleproud

Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud is encouraging wine lovers to look closer to home and buy Australian product this holiday season. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce determined last month...

Another Maccas slated for Cessnock

A “growing demand for food and beverages in the area” could result in another McDonald’s restaurant opening its doors in Cessnock. The fast-food giant hopes to establish a second outlet, this time in...

Wine industry rejects ‘no impact’ claims

The NSW Wine Industry Association (NSW Wine) has rejected claims China’s trade war with Australia will have “no impact” on its commercial viability. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce determined late last month that...

Gingerbread workshops bring down the house

Gingerbread workshops have brought the house down in Newcastle as participants learn how to create spectacular handcrafted designs.  Gemma Crawford, who is hosting the workshops, believes it has helped to bring people together...

GALLERY: Masterchef’s meat-free menu wows diners

Warners Bay mother-of-four Steph De Sousa showcased her cooking prowess on Saturday evening, dishing up an assortment of delicacies at the third annual Feast for the Senses event. Despite the heat, the charismatic...

Vegan burger: Rylan’s recipe for success

Rylan McElhone enjoys growing and cooking his own food, he is passionate about the plight of animals, and is interested in learning about sustainable food production. The St Mary’s Primary School Warners Bay...

Fairy floss fanatics ride high on success

Judith and David Kotz have a flair for fairy floss. With David being a pastry chef, his dream was to open a bakery, however, that required a large chunk of the couple’s savings. Dedicated...

Hunter’s anger at China’s wine tax

Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon has joined the growing chorus of anger at China’s decision to slap tariffs – up to 212 per cent – on Australian wine from this weekend. Beijing’s preliminary stance...

Take your barbie to the next level

There’s nothing that says Australian summer more than a barbecue on a warm evening. We bring you two recipes that will take your barbie to the next level.

Iconic Aussie pair produce ‘Darn a Good Yarn’

There are few organisations that encapsulate the Australian spirit more aptly than the Royal Flying Doctors Service of Australia (RFDS) and the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWA). For almost a century, the...

Business prospectus shines light on historic Morpeth

Maitland City Council has launched a new business opportunity prospectus for Morpeth that will help see the township continue to thrive and evolve as a destination of choice for residents and visitors. The...

Slow roasted lamb shoulder

This week, we share a divine recipe for slow roasted lamb shoulder that will make entertaining friends and family this summer a breeze.

Church kitchen’s kindness: proof’s in the pudding

This year’s Christmas pudding may look a little different, but then this year has been a year like no other, says Adamstown Pudding Kitchen’s Dianne Richter. After COVID restrictions meant closing its doors...

Summer seafood

Enjoy a summer seafood lunch with these recipes for salt and pepper squid and some prawn spaghetti. Recipes from Easy Gluten Free by Helen Tzouganatos, Published by Plum, RRP $39.99, Photography by Jeremy...

Spooky recipes for Halloween

Try these recipes from McKenzie’s Foods, for spooky-but-sweet treats to get you into the Halloween spirit.

Hunter Valley wineries say ‘thanks a bunch’ to domestic visitors

The Hunter Valley’s wine industry has faced its fair share of hardships in the past 12 months. From drought to bushfires and a global pandemic, some vignerons in Australia’s oldest wine region have...

Meat-free feast in store for food lovers

MasterChef's Steph De Sousa is set to show off her culinary skills next month at the third annual Feast For the Senses event. The exclusive over-18s evening on Saturday 28 November will be...