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New nature cards gift set

The COVID-19 restrictions placed on residents of metro-Melbourne, Australia, have been difficult, and have no doubt impacted each of us in different ways. Amidst the strict lockdown conditions, I was so grateful for the one-hour […]

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Vale Geraldine Dillon, 1936-2020

This article was first published in Kairos Catholic Journal, Issue 11, 24 June – 7 July, 2012. Geraldine Dillon is a household name when it comes to cooking in Australia. She hosted a weekly cooking […]

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Biscotti della Nonna

INGREDIENTS 2 eggs1/3 cup caster sugar1/2 cup olive oil1 cup self raising flowerGood splash of vanilla essenceGrated lemon zest (one lemon)Cup chopped apricots and sultanas (these are ‘to taste’ so if you like these, feel […]

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Pipi e Patate

Chef Naz Cugliari of Il Forno Restaurant, Hampton, shares one of his favourite side dishes, ‘Pipi e Patate’, with Fiona. This is a traditional Calabrian side dish, perfect with crusty bread, or with meat, which […]

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Olives and Herbs with papà Lui Basile

In this short video, papà Lui Basile shows us how to prepare one of his favourite ‘snack’ or ‘side’ dishes – green olives with herbs. Super easy, fast to make, and delicious! You can use […]

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Sugo with Mamma Basile

In this cooking video, I welcome my mum, ‘Mamma Basile’, into the kitchen who is showing us how to make delicious, tasty Sugo, the famous Italian tomato sauce that goes with just about everything! In […]

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Delighting in nature with God

This reflection forms part of Ignatian Spirituality’s #31DayswithIgnatius series, which is taking part throughout July 2020 in the lead up to the Feast Day of St Ignatius of Loyola on 31 July. I am playing […]

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A personal letter

She has brilliant green eyes and short brown hair.You can see that her hair is turning grey but she doesn’t care.She has a soft look and soft hands.She is short and overweight.She knows she shouldn’t […]

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Fried green peppers

In this cooking video, Fiona welcomes her dad, ‘Papà’ Luigi Basile, who is sharing one of his favourite ‘contorni’ / side dishes – fried green peppers with onions, garlic, diced tomatoes and a touch of […]

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Chicken Soup

For the chilly months, or for those times when you’re not feeling 100%, homemade chicken soup is one of those recipes that everyone should have up their sleeve. This one stems from my Nonna Curcio, […]

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