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Super Easy Strawberry Jam

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There really is nothing like a good strawberry jam! Scones simply aren’t the same without a good dollop of this on top not to mention spread

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Cafe Culture Thriving

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Toowoomba’s emerging café culture is fast becoming a talking point, even in capital city newspaper pages.  A culmination of hard work and commitment by

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Pony Espresso Toowoomba CBD

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Being surprised is a good thing right?  And that is exactly what happened to us when we called in for a Taste Test at @ Pony Espresso today.

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Engine Room delivers

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We called into the Engine Room Cafe recently to meet owners Terry and Leanne Jennings and their team to find out for ourselves what makes this Toowoomba cafe so popular.

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Living on little with Jen Shaw

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As a mum of 7 children Jen Shaw is busy… real busy! But that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her passion which is to educate as many people as she can on the importance of having a healthy relationship with food.

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Weekend pub lunch, why not?

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A recent renovation of the National Hotel in Russell St Toowoomba has given the charming old building a fresh new look so we decided to call in for a quick lunch to check it out.

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Ortem Cafe

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In what was once a ball bearing factory, Ortem is the next installation of cafe goodness at 15 Railway Street, Toowoomba.

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Rustic Tomato Relish

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This Tomato Relish recipe was contributed by one of our Facebook friends and we absolutely love it! Thank you Leesa for this delicious recipe.

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What’s in season now?

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Why should you eat seasonally when you can pretty much get the fruit or vegetable of your choice at any time of the year?

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Oh my… Sugar High at Gips

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Toasted pistachio crumb, deconstructed key lime pie, thyme pannacotta… todays reality cooking shows have introduced us to a whole new

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Breakfast for 3 at Pump@123

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strong>There is something about Hollandaise, the grand matriarch sauce of French cuisine, it is one of my absolute favourites.If made correctly,

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TOOWOOMBA TURF CLUB

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Get caught up in the all the colour, thrills and excitement of the historic Weetwood Race Day in April, Melbourne Cup Day on the first Tuesday in November

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A new take on cabbage

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Cabbage is one of those cruciferous vegetables that can completely lose it when cooked! Once cabbage was boiled to within an inch of its life and served up as a grey and wilted blob.

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What is a Taste Test anyway?

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A Dine Darling Downs Taste Test is an appraisal of a restaurant, café, club or take away meal that we or one of our ‘Guest Foodies’ have tried.

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You can’t go pasta good pesto!

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Fresh and aromatic, this Dine team favourite will be the hero of your next antipasto platter or pasta. Food wunderkind Jamie Oliver offers this advice.

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Sunday Morning Pancakes

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Wake up to the delicious aroma of fresh pancakes this weekend. This simple recipe is quick and easy, perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.

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Spice it up with – Turmeric

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Lately there has been a lot of excitement generated about the healing properties of curcumin which is found in large quantities in Turmeric. Most of us associate

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