Festive Berry Bark

So easy and delicious - there‘s no excuse to not try out this festive berry bark.
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Spring Samosas

Full loaded Spring Samosa - the healthy alternative.
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Creamy Cauliflower (White) Sauce

For those looking for a healthier option for creamy sauce - try this one on for size.
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Homemade Gnocchi with Kale Pesto

Be inspired by the produce - and enjoy some time in the kitchen making this great tasting, super heathly meal the whole family will enjoy.
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Lamb dolmades

Home made dolmades are sentational - once you master the wrap, you wont go back.
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Blueberry (and bourbon) BBQ sauce

It is not every day that you get a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce that also boasts a healthy dose of antioxidants. Try this using Folly Farm blueberries and Otway Prime beef ribs.
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Rich Christmas Cake.

This is a Maggie Beer rich, moist Christmas recipe that I have used over the years - it always receives compliments and a request for a 2nd piece. Enjoy.
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Beef, cocoa and coffee kebabs.

Cocoa & coffee rubbed beef, sounds like a strange combination, but it works. Unsweetened cocoa powder tastes bitter, as does instant espresso, but makes a tasty savoury combination.
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Plum Fruit Rollups

How to Make Plum Fruit Rollups
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Cumin Roasted Cauliflower with Sultanas

Cumin really gets the sweetness out of the cauliflower, and when you add the garlic and sultanas, your in for a real treat!
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Roasted Tomato Tortilla Pizza with Basil Cashew Cheese

Let‘s celebrate what‘s hot about tomotoes this season!
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Grandpa Ange tomato passata

A pasta sauce that pays homage to the quality of these magnificent heritage tomatoes from FRUITS OF LIFE.
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Chuncky Guacamole

Here‘s a lovely dish using Lisa‘s Mildura Avocados.
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Loin of venison in a sloe gin and blackberry glaze

Enjoy Deer Rise venison loin roasted with a splash of gin & blackberry sauce for your Xmas dinner. 
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Summer Berry Terrine

Now we‘re are talking - a Xmas desert that celebrates summer at its best!
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Lovely strawberry jam

Here‘s how to make the perfect strawberry jam.
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Thai curry pumpkin soup with prawns

Fabulously tasty and super easy, this soup will warm you from the inside.
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Baked Root Vegetable Chips

Great winter warmer.
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BBQ Venison backstrap

Wrapping the backstrap in some delicious Tanjil Farms bacon, will bring out the best flavours in this BBQ receipe.
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Roast Chook with Preserved Lemon

Roast Chook with Preserved Lemon, two flavours that marry up superbly.
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Fillet of Venison in red wine and mushroom sauce.

Treat mum to this super easy dinner, as we celebrate Deer Rise Venison joining our market.
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Fruit Pie Recipes

Get into the kitchen and enjoy putting together your own fruit pie for dessert.
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Spicy Swede Cakes

Swedes are so versatile and can be substitued for the humble potato. Here is a spicy alternative to enjoy.
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Crumpets

These cold days are perfect for making (and eating) crumpets!
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Condensed Milk Cookies

An egg free delicious cookie using condensed milk.
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Menu planning - week 2

Now that school is back and the weather cooler, I like to cook some belly warmer meals that are great for left over lunches.
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Chocolate hot x bun and butter pudding

Chocolate hot x bun and butter pudding - A VERY indulgent but oh so good recipe to make this long weekend!
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Penne with chorizo and creamy tomato sauce

Visit Hanriks Smallgoods and fill up with their handmade chorizo sausage to try this pasta dish.
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Mixed Bean Salad

Using Thorpdale Organics beans this salad idea is a super tasty healthy dish the whole family can enjoy.
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Pork Larp

Pork Larp is a fabulous, fresh and fast meal the whole family will enjoy:
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Chicken with Ginseng

Chicken with ginseng - a traditional combination and a very tasty dish.
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Garlic Crumb Beans

An easy and tasty seasonal side dish, garlic crumb green beans.
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Spiced Cherry Compote

Spiced cherry compote - With only a few short weeks to go, here‘s a great dessert to take advantage of the season.
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Summer Berry Icecream

Summer Berry Icecream - Here‘s an easy dessert that can be whipped up in 5 mins and ready to eat in 3 hours.
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Dishing up for Christmas

I thought I would let you know what I‘m dishing up my family this year for Christmas, as I‘m so lucky to have access to the best fresh produce in town!
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Christmas for kids

Since Christmas is really for the kids (small and big) here is a delicious menu all kids will certainly enjoy.
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Christmas on the move

Take the stress out of Christmas day. Find a beautiful park and bring a picnic with you.
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Christmas tree potatoes

Christmas tree potatoes. Look good, taste great and so easy to prepare.
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Eggplant, rocket and goats cheese salad

A simple, delicious BBQ salad using JINDIVICK eggplants.
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White chocolate, raspberry & almond ice-cream cake

A delicious way to celebrate Benny‘s new season strawberries, rasberries and blackberries with this amazing ice cream cake.
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Aussie Christmas Menu

Planning an Aussie Christmas menu is so easy. Usually it involves a BBQ and loads of fresh healthy salads.
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Going mad for cherries

I love this season for cherries. They make such a healthy snack or you can make a dish really sparkle.
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Christmas menu planning

Whether you like traditional or Aussie, there‘s so many choices available to you in selecting a menu for Christmas, with most ingredients available at Mulgrave.
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Antipasto platter

A platter is one of my favourites after a Sunday market, laying all the goodies of the day  out on a platter with my favourite condiments.
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Banana Upside down Pud

Celebrating Sunshine Express to Mulgrave, enjoy this upside down banana pud!
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Toffee Strawberries

Toffee Strawberries, yes i know this is indulgent, but OMG they taste so good!
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Feta, broad bean & asparagus salad

Feta, broad bean & asparagus salad - This is my favourite dish of the moment which tastes amazing and is also good for you.
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Leek, spinach and feta omelettes

Try this great tasting omelette is great quick meal and using 100% Mulgrave produce.
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Spiced Indian rice

Indian Spiced Rice - a delicious side dish or just on its own.
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Spicy lamb cutlets with crispy coriander potatoes

An alternative to lamb roast, this Jamie 30 minute favourite is so tasty as it is simple.
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Steak bourguignonne

To celebrate Otway Prime joining our market, a simple dish to appreciate the quality and  flavour.
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Salmon en croute

I just love coming up with recipe ideas to use Yarra Valley Salmon. Here is a beauty courtesy of Delicious Mag Issue 108.
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Filip‘s Caramelised Maple & Blood Orange Salmon

Enjoy Filip‘s fabulous salmon & blood orange dish as shown in our recent Chef‘s Series.
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Marinara Mix Pizza

Marinara mix pizza - tasty, super quick and oh so easy!
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Seasonal favourites from our stallholders

Our stallholders know of some terrific receipes using their own produce. Enjoy Lemon drizzle cake, lemonade cordial and an awesome scone recipe- using my favourite seasonal fruit of the moment, lemons.
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Good old fashioned basic stock

Pete the Chef showcases some beaut family meals all using a good basic stock. Here‘s how to make your own;
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Family Farmed braised beef stroganoff pie

A delicious pie created by Mr Pieman himself, chef Pedr Vincent
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Preserved lemons

Preserving lemons is really simple. Cooking with them is a taste sensation.
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Spit Roast lamb chops with garlic & rosemary

Here‘s a recipe you must try using chump lamb chops on a spit roast.
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Roast chicken with mandarin sauce

Roast chicken with mandarin sauce , an asian inspired roast with a seasonal citrus twist.
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Roast pork with apples and cider

Nothing goes better than pork, apples and fennel to show off this great roast.
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Roast beef with horseradish & peppercorn sauce.

When roasting beef there are some condiment flavours that just marry with it such as horseradish and peppercorns which just add a certain zing.
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Cauliflower Mornay

Cauliflower Mornay is a classic. Great to help kids eat veggies, goes oh so well with a roast and tastes great all on its own.
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Decadent chocolate birthday cake

To celebrate a great three years, I pass on a decadent rich chocolate cake to share with family and friends. Topped with Benny‘s strawberies, it is my ultimate birthday treat.
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Oven-Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes

Oven-Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes. A simple, delicious side to a roast or main with added root vegetables.
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Sautéd jerusalem artichokes with garlic and bay leaves

Jerusalem artichokes are sweet and almost garlicky and mushroomy and gorgeous. Although called artichokes they‘re actually tubers - like rough and ready potatoes. Try this garlicy version form Jamie Oliver.
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Southern Sweet Potato Dessert Squares

An unstructured less formal southern version of the sweet potato pie.
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Chicken and sweet potato casserole

A guarenteed winner with the kids, chicken and sweet potato casserole.
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Sweet potato chips

Salty and sweet, these crisp golden chips make a fun change from potato wedges .
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Moroccan sweet potato, carrot and chickpea soup

Moroccan sweet potato, carrot and chickpea soup comes highly recommended due to its flavour, and ease in making.
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Beetroot & Horseradish Remoulade

THE best accompliment to a great steak!
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Beetroot risotto with goats cheese feta and walnuts.

An easy risotto that packs a punch!
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Pickled Beetroot

Pickling Beetroot is a great accompaniment to any dish including baked  potatoes, burgers, steak or sandwich.
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Orange and almond celebration cake

I just had to mention this receipe. It‘s one of my all time favourites but with Doron‘s Summer Gold Oranges appearing, it is now a ‘to die for‘ combination!
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Roast Pork Belly

Gypsy Pig are coming this week - so I am excited to try some of their pork belly.
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Jam Doughnut Muffin

Sweet and delicate, this melt-in-your-mouth muffin is so good - with the star ingredient Bennys Berries award winning strawberry jam!
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Rhubarb & Apple Pudding

Using the best of Delgrosso‘s stunning winter orchard,
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Lemon (citrus) Delicious Pudding

My ultimate all time favourite, now in season!
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Teacup sponge pudding

Now this is a fun one to make with the kids.
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Winter pork or vension stew

Winter pork or vension stew. This winner goes best with crusty bread from Amici!
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Beef Osso Bucco

Traditional osso bucco is a warm hearty meal for a cold winter‘s night. You can also enjoy the rest of red while it cooks!
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Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore is an all time favourite that is suited to either a relaxed family dinner or served up at a more formal affair. Best served with Unique Pasta linguini to soak the sauce!
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Greek Bean and Silverbeet Stew

Vegetarians meals are not only good for you, quick to cook, but delicious.
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Roast lemon chicken

Fuss free and delicious this roast Pindarri Chicken recipe is a great mid week treat.
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Roast beef with stroganoff sauce

Another family favourite - Family Farmed Roast top side beef with stroganoff sauce using Ballarat button mushrooms.
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Lamb roast with rosemary and honey

Nothing tastes better than this simple yet tasty roasted lamb shoulder with Coolibah Herbs rosemary and 2 Bees honey.
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Roast pork with spicy apple sauce

Try this simple yet delicious roast pork idea available this week from Gypsy Pig.
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Upside-down almond & pear cake

Treat yourself to some Delgrosso‘s pears and enjoy this fab autumn dessert.
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Preserving garlic

The garlic season is coming to an end, so if you are like me and need garlic all year, try these great preserving tips.
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Garlic and Thyme scalloped potatoes

Enjoy this classic using new season garlic from Kardella Garlic, potatoes from Mildren‘s and fresh seasonal herbs.
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Xmas Gingerbread

Get the kids in the kitchen to make their own edible Xmas pressies using this fabulous gingerbread recipe.
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Chillimisu

With Christmas only 8 weeks away - it‘s time to start thinking about what‘s on the menu. Try this fab chilli twist to a traditional tiramisu - from chef Chris from Chill‘inn.
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Broad Beans & Peas sauteed with bacon

This is especially tastely with crispy bacon which adds a meaty touch to this tasty, wallet-friendly side dish. For vegetarians replace bacon with delicious marinated feta from Blue bay cheese.
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Asparagus with poached eggs, feta & sumac crisps

There‘s nothing like new season asparagus. Try this one for size.
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Alphabet Pikelets

Get the kids in the kitchen and help them make these alphabet pikelets. They‘ll love ‘em!
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Farmers Joe’s slow cooked north Indian goat and spinach pie

Featured in the Melbourne Food and Wine, Put Victoria on your table, Roast Collection
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Tender roasted Farmer Joe‘s chunky steak & Merlot pie

Featured in the Melbourne Food and Wine, Put Victoria on your table, Roast Collection
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Sunday roast Pindarri corn fed chicken & vegetable pie

Featured in the Melbourne Food and Wine, Put Victoria on your table, Roast Collection
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Suckling Gypsy Pig and apple pie served with crackling chips

Featured in the Melbourne Food and Wine, Put Victoria on your table, Roast Collection.
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Bultarra Saltbush spit roasted lamb, with wild rosemary gravy pie

Featured in the Melbourne Food and Wine, Put Victoria on your table, Roast Collection.
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Baked tagine style Garfield Farm Barramundi & fennel pie

Featured in the Melbourne Food and Wine, Put Victoria on your table, Roast Collection.
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Slow roasted Ballendella Veal meat balls in lemon butter pie

Featured in the Melbourne Food and Wine, Put Victoria on your table, Roast Collection.
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LITTLE MANDARINE & POLENTA SYRUP CAKES

Take advantage of the season with this fabulous recipe using Doran‘s seedless mandarins.
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Beetroot and chocolate birthday cake

Beetroot is actually very sweet and keeps this rich chocolate cake wonderfully moist.
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Fillip‘s Korean Ginseng Chicken

Cooking with Ginseng is not only tasty but good for you.
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Chestnut and Parsnip Soup

T‘is the season of fabulous chestnuts available every week at our market from Alpine Chestnuts. Try this simple and delicious soup.
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Barramundi with Moroccan spices

Enjoy this great recipe idea using Garfield Barramundi whole fish.
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Yummy Strawberry Pavlova

Tis the season to enjoy fresh strawberries in a yummy pavlova.
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Asperges a la Flamande - Asparagus Flemish Style

Asperges a la Flamande - Asparagus Flemish Style
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Goldfields honey and soy marinated chicken, fruity cous cous salad

Goldfields honey and soy marinated chicken, fruity cous cous salad.
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Family farm marinated rump steak, with swiss brown mushrooms ragout and crushed potatoes.

Family farm marinated rump steak, with swiss brown mushrooms ragout and crushed potatoes.
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Smoked Garfield Farm Barramundi potato cakes, free range poached egg and easy hollandaise

Smoked Garfield Farm Barramundi potato cakes, free range poached egg and easy hollandaise
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