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Take a Fresh Look…at Hawaiian’s Bassendean and a Cheesy Chicken Jaffle

Chef Iain Lawless worked with WA property group Hawaiian last year to bring us the Food Circus, a great event that brought food stalls and circus fun to eight Hawaiian-owned shopping centres. Iain has now teamed up with the some of the Hawaiian centres to create free recipe booklet containing a selection of easy-to-follow and healthy recipes as part of their Take a Fresh Look at Food campaign. The booklet features three main meals that will feed a family of four, and follow-on recipes that make use of any leftovers to reduce waste (and just as importantly, save money!) I grabbed my free recipe booklet from Hawaiian’s Bassendean and was immediately drawn to the cheesy chicken jaffle, a follow-on recipe from the poached chicken, soba noodles & Asian herbs with hot sesame dressing. The main recipe requires poaching a whole chicken in a pot of water, which is quite straightforward…

2015 Big Bethanie Bake Off – Winners Announced!

Bethanie is excited to announce the winners of the 2015 Big Bethanie Bake Off. The Grand Finale was held on Wednesday, November 11th at “Have a Go Day” in Burswood Park. The eight chosen finalists competed in the live bake off, with three of the finalists taking out a prize in categories including the best kid, best senior and overall Bake Off Champion for 2015. Bethanie CEO Chris How said, “The day was full of great spirits and the finalists presented the judging panel with some exceptional dishes. It was not easy choosing the winners on the day, but we were so thrilled with all the finalists’ enthusiasm and their commitment to the Bake Off competition.” The 2015 Big Bethanie Bake Off winners were: Kerry Bell for the Best Senior Award Molly Urwin for the Best Kid Award Jessie Rowe for the Big Bethanie Bake Off Champion 2015 The winners…

Learning how to make coffee (and fail at latte art) with Fremantle Baristas – OZeating

As most of you reading this will be aware, life’s too short to drink bad coffee. Thankfully, living in Perth we don’t have to. I decided earlier this year that it was time for me to get more serious about coffee, so I bought a decent consumer-grade machine & grinder and started to work my way through several kilos of beans. Following the instructions – and conflicting opinions on countless web forums – I worked out how to produce a reasonable shot, although I struggled with consistency when it came to milk. Even worse, I’d usually get the first one right and then screw it up when making mine. I knew I needed help, and it was time to take the plunge and attend a barista training course. There are quite a few barista training schools operating in Perth at the moment, some attached to roasters, some to local hospitality…

Boatshed Market, Cottesloe – a food shopper’s paradise

We recently visited Boatshed Market in Cottesloe on a Saturday morning on the way home from breakfast at May Street Larder and shopping at Claremont Quarter. On walking through the door I was taken aback by the sheer size of the market, and didn’t know where to start – the huge selection of cakes & bread to the left, the fresh produce straight ahead or the gourmet butcher to the right. Better grab a basket… The market brings together quality items from across Perth. There’s bread from Print Hall and a counter full of cakes & pastries from patisseries such as The Little Bakery, Rochelle Adonis and Maison St Honore. You can even buy a hot pie from The Rottnest Bakery! Next there’s the deli counter which seems to go on forever, and is full of “gourmet” convenience pre-cooked meals such as curries, pasta bakes and even an amazing looking stuffed pork roast. It’s unusual to see food of…

The Big Bethanie Bake Off is back for 2015!

Bethanie – WA’s largest not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider – has launched ‘The Big Bethanie Bake Off 2015’. Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, which saw hundreds of entries from statewide, ‘The Big Bethanie Bake Off’ returns for a second year. To take part, school children and Bethanie residents must submit their family recipes online in the hope of being selected as a finalist to compete in a live bake off at “Have a Go Day”. Children will be asked to research their grandparents’ background and discover their favourite recipe, then reproduce the dish – with the aid of a grandparent – and submit their application for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Each submission will be judged on the creativity, nutritional value, and complexity of the recipe, along with the story behind their secret family recipe. “This is an excellent opportunity to close the inter-generational…