Food for Thought

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Changing the World One Drawer at a time

Written by Kristina Duke When I think of community, I think of my neighbourhood or my suburb, and the thought of being a leader of change for the betterment of others can seem overwhelming. So, like all challenges I face I like to take it a step at a time and break it down into smaller goals. So, let us…

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The 5 Top Attributes of a Leader

Written by Donna Cameron Do you remember being young and looking up to people who inspired you?  They could have been actors, authors, or business people.  It really didn’t matter who they were but they were doing something that you admired, something that caught your attention and something that you wanted to do when you grew up. These people were…

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Be More You

Written by Peter Horsfield, as such they are his personal views. Let ‘It’ Go It’s a process Take Care of Yourself Start Now Let ‘It’ Go. The past is dry cement. It’s set. We can’t be changed. It is what it is. The reality is “life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards” Soren Kierkegaard. The challenge…

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Change is inevitable. Change is constant

Written by Stephen Molloy Leadership is the accomplishment of a goal through the direction of people involved. In this ever so changing world that we live, the importance to create value for others is stronger than ever. Some may assume that leadership qualities are only found in military or management roles within the workplace, however leaders are found in your…

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Personal branding

What can be learnt from 2020 Written by Sophie Richardson It’s been a unique year to say the least. In fact, it’s more accurate to say that it has been an incredibly tough one. It seems we’ve been confronted with challenge after challenge, trudging our way slowly through each obstacle just to get to the other side. This is particularly…

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Community Leadership; What Does It Really Take?

Written by Sally McGrath Practice Director Health that Heals Leadership and management, is a role that has multiple responsibilities and ultimately the voice for the people represented in the relevant area of business, education or community and charged with the task of receiving and delivering news that is both pleasant and un-pleasant. The leadership in a community environment will tap…

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Marron – Ingredient Feature

Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow When you mention the ingredient marron many people instantly think of the French marron or chestnut made popular by the marron glace. Though what we are referring to here is such a world away from that. It is a foodstuff found in Western Australia, and is a seafood product. In issue 28 on June 2020,…

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Marron, avocado and saltbush

Marron, avocado and saltbush Photograph:Graeme Kemlo/Restaurant Amusé Photograph: Graeme Kemlo(C)/Restaurant Amusé 6 live marron1 tbsp olive oil2 star anise1 cinnamon stick1 tsp coriander seeds1 tsp fennel seeds2 shallots (sliced)1 head of garlic (sliced)2 lemongrass sticks50 g tomato paste2 litres waterJuice of half a lemon200 ml creamFor the marron stock, this stock requires a pressure cookerHeads and claws from the marronFor the…

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Marron, Sausage and Sage Brie

Marron, Sausage and Sage Brie This is a delicious, is not a little decadent starter, that is simple to create. 8.5 oz wheel of brie (at room temperature)4 oz turkey sausage1/4 cup marrons (roughly chopped)1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary (minced)1/2 tbsp fresh sage (minced)1 tbsp honey Heat a small saucepan over medium heat.Add the turkey sausage to the saucepan, and break…

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Shaking Up Easter Traditions

Written by Sarah Milano Holiday traditions are part of what makes a holiday important to us. Going to an Easter service, eating a special meal and spending time with your family may be the basis of your yearly celebrations, but there is always room to create new Easter traditions. In this day and age, it is as important as ever…

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Gateau Basque with Caramelized Pear

Gateau Basque with Caramelized Pear Simple and Delicious Tart for the family to share Dough 500 gm Butter (unsalted, softened)440 gm Brown Sugar (dark)250 gm Almond Meal640 gm Flour (plain)6 gm Baking powder4 EggsSaltTruffle Cream 1 lt Milk30 gm Truffle (shaved)150 gm Caster Sugar100 gm Egg Yolk80 gm Custard Powder110 gm ButterPoached Pear 1 lt Water400 gm Caster Sugar1 Vanilla…

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