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Christmas Ice Cream Terrine

Every year I am struck by the absurdity of Christmas. We spend so much time, energy and money on one little ol’ day, when the most important part of the holiday is spending time with loved ones. The last couple of years, a combination of inability to take holidays and exorbitantly priced flights have resulted […] Read more…

Your Favourite Recipes of 2015

If you missed it. I just celebrated one year of Champagne and Chips. In that time I have published over 100 recipes and reviews. December is a good time to reflect on the year that has been so I thought it my be nice to recap my most popular recipe posts from the first year […] Read more…

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Cherry Cheesemas Chocolate Mud Cake

Christmas in Australia doesn’t obey any of the rules. We grow up watching American and English classic Christmas films filled with snow, open fires, and magic enhanced by a chilly winter eve. Dinner tables are filled with plump roasted birds, hot plum puddings and mugs filled with egg nog. This is what we learn that […] Read more…

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Christmas Gifts for Foodies and Wine Lovers

I love how popular food has become. Of course, people always liked food, but I think in the last few years our collective knowledge of food and cooking has been taken to new heights, thanks largely to reality TV cooking competitions. These days there are more foodies than there are the ‘steak and three veg […] Read more…

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Winenot Wednesday #15 – December 2015

This biggest problem for a blogger at this time of year is that you spend so much time attending events that you don’t have time to write about them. Similarly, I have spent so much time drinking wine (yes, not having to spit it out!) that I haven’t had any time to write about it. […] Read more…

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