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  • Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and special guest Garry Linnell for                                   Ep 109 'Darling. . .I'm Not Really A Ghost'. 

    Tickets are ON SALE NOW for our Live Christmas Podcast Event

    WHEN – Tuesday December the 10th, 6.30pm – 8.30pm with special guests Peggy O'Neal, Anna from the Op-Shop and Julia Wilson. 

    WHERE – the rooftop at Bells in South Melbourne.  

    HOW TO BOOK – Tickets are $80 and include food and drinks. Please email Tara via events@crocmedia.com or phone (03) 8825 6605 to book your tickets now!

    We begin with a discussion about Garry's new book Buckley's Chance: The Incredible True Story of William Buckley and How He Conquered A New World (available from My Bookshop HERE). 

    From Buckley's remarkable story of survival in colonial Australia we move on to the British Royal family and Prince Andrew's appalling interview and his attempt to distance himself from the Jeffery Epstein scandal. Plus season three of The Crown has just hit Netflix, we get Caro and Corrie's early reviews. 

    Garry's 'Crush of the Week' is Nigella Lawson for being an ever present foodie inspiration - just don't call it 'food porn' or you'll make Caro even grumpier. Food porn, travel porn, garden porn - it's just not right says Caro. 

    It's a bumper edition of 'BSF' - Garry's recommending Lonsome Dove by Larry McMurtry and A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie. Caro's been to see Ford v Ferrari and Corrie serves up a chocolate torte with blood plum compote (see recipe on the Facebook page soon HERE. ). 

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  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 108 - 'Hands Off the Six Wives, Caro'. 

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    WHEN – Tuesday December the 10th, 6.30pm – 8.30pm with special guests Peggy O'Neal, Anna from the Op-Shop and Julia Wilson. 

    WHERE – the rooftop at Bells in South Melbourne.  

    HOW TO BOOK – Tickets are $80 and include food and drinks. Please email Tara via events@crocmedia.com or phone (03) 8825 6605 to book your tickets now!

     

    Monica Lewinsky spoke at the Wheeler Centre  on the weekend and Caro and Corrie share their thoughts the compelling discussion addressing issues of feminism and sexism. 

    Former PM Tony Abbott was the guest of honour at a tribute dinner last week to mark his 25 years in politics - we reminisce about PM's who have retired gracefully (or not!). 

    Caro's 'Crush of the Week' is her mother in law Moira Donohoe who passed away at the age of 93 recently. She's remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother, adventurer, selfless and tireless worker and much loved member of the Anglesea community.

    In BSF - Caro's been reading The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (available HERE), and she's recommending heading to the movies to see Last Christmas. Corrie shares her tried and true recipe for Crostini with Chicken Livers, Anchovies and Capers (see recipe below). 

    This week Caro's grumpy about the way discussions about climate change politics have been inserted into the coverage of the bushfire crisis and she's got a great Good Local Tip - Aviv Bakery in Elsternwick. 

    In '6 Quick Questions' Corrie lists her favourite 3 podcasts to keep up to date with the US president's impeachment process (1. Deadline White House, 2. Article II - Impeachment, 3. Hacks on Tap with a nod to Pod Save America as well). 

    We talk about the ABC's decision to pull it's Olympic coverage, the musical about Henry the VIII's six wives, family What's App protocol and more. 

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    Crostini with Chicken Livers, Anchovies and Capers.

    INGREDIENTS

    500g of chicken livers, trimmed and cleaned

    2 tbs of butter

    ½ of fresh chicken stock (home-made is preferable)

    2 to 4 anchovy fillets (to taste)

    1 tablespoon of capers

    Cracked black pepper

    Fresh parsley

    Fresh crostini

     

    METHOD

    Melt the butter in a fry pan.

    Add the livers and cook for 2 mins stirring with a wooden spoon.

    Add chicken stock and cook for another 3 mins.

    Remove livers and place on a chopping board with anchovies and capers

    Chop the whole lot together then return to the pan with a little bit of extra butter.

    Cook for another minute – remove from the heat.

    Grill the bread on both sides, then top with the liver mix and fresh chopped parsley and serve warm.

     

     

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  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 107. 

    Tickets are ON SALE NOW for our Live Christmas Podcast Event

    WHERE – the rooftop at Bells in South Melbourne.  

    WHEN – Tuesday December the 10th, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

    HOW TO BOOK – Tickets are $80 and include food and drinks. Please email Tara via events@crocmedia.com or phone (03) 8825 6605 to book your tickets now!

    This week we discuss the landmark equal pay deal brokered by the Matildas and the impact it may have on other sports. As Christmas draws closer we look at the change in attitudes towards shopping up a storm as new stats show Aussie spending rates are the slowest since the 1990-91 recession. 

    Caro's 'Crush of the Week' is Ash Barty (again!) and she's grumpy about the coverage of the Melbourne Cup in the Sydney media. 

    In BSF - Corrie's hooked on the new Helen Garner book Yellow Notebook: Diaries Volume I 1978–1987. Caro's been off to the movies to see Military Wives and she shares a simple recipe for Caesar Salad. 

    In '6 Quick Questions' we talk Spring Racing, star signs, off the shoulder fashion and Corrie's latest binge worthy viewing recommendations. 

     

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    Other Recommendations

    Helen Garner The Spare Room, Monkey Grip, This House of Grief.

    Years and Years on SBS

    Hinterland on Netflix 

     

     

     

  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin with special guest Barry Bissell for Ep 106 'Waiting for Whitney'. 

    Barry hosted Take 40 Australia for 20 years, and shares some of his most memorable music memories plus Barry, Corrie and Caro share their 3 Top Books of 2019 (see list below). 

    We also discuss the shake up at the Melbourne Press Club, Corrie's 'Crush of the Week' is Christopher Pyne who's just launched his own podcast 'Pyne Time' and we've got loads of recommendations as well. 

    Tickets are ON SALE NOW for our Christmas Party Live Podcast

    WHERE – the rooftop at Bells in South Melbourne.  

    WHEN – Tuesday December the 10th, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

    HOW TO BOOK – Email Tara via events@crocmedia.com or phone (03) 8825 6605.

     

    Caro’s Best 3 Books

    Boys Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

    Transcription by Kate Atkinson

    After the Party by Cressida Connolly

    Barry’s Best 3 Books

    The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

    A Song For Summer by Eva Ibbotson

    Corrie’s Best 3 Books

    The Erratics by Vicki Leveau-Harvie

    Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay

    Elizabeth Macarthur by Michelle Scott Tucker  

     

    Afghan Biscuits

    Ingredients

    200 g butter softened1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar1 1/4 cups (160g) plain flour1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder2 cups (70g) cornflakes

    For the icing

    1 cup (125g) icing sugar2 tbs cocoa powder50 g butter softened2-3 tbs water boiling24 walnut halves (optional)

    InstructionsConventional Method

    Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line two baking trays with baking paper and set aside. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar until creamy and pale.Sift the plain flour and cocoa powder into the bowl and mix well. Add the cornflakes and mix through. Shape tablespoonfuls of the mixture together and place onto the baking trays. Cook for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes on the trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. To make the chocolate icing, sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl. Add the softened butter and 2 tbs of hot water. Mix together until well combined. Add an extra tablespoon of hot water if the icing is too thick to spread. Place a small spoonful of chocolate icing onto the top of each biscuit and top with a walnut. 

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  • With two weeks to catch up on join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for  Ep 105 'Silence is a Gift'. 

    Caro reports back from her Book Club's annual getaway while Corrie shares some simple guidelines and tips for running a successful Book Club. 

    We discuss the ABC's investigation into the horse racing industry on 7.30, Caro has a 'Crush of the Week' and she's grumpy too. 

    In BSF - everyone's been reading The Dutch House by Anne Patchett (available HERE), Caro's raving about Renee Zellweger in Judy and Corrie shares a recipe for an brilliant tapenade (check out our Facebook page soon for the recipe). 

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  • Caro and Corrie are enjoying a well earned break this week so enjoy some of our favourite guests from past episodes. 

    Writer Jock Serong joined us for Episode 63 – ‘He Appears To Be In It For Nothing But Kicks’.

    Jock leads us on an expedition into the wilds of his novel Preservation – a dark tale of survival and horror set in the colonial Australia of 1797.

    Jane Caro joined us in Ep 73 to discuss her book Accidental Feminists

    In Ep 61 'The M Word' Annabel Crabb joined  Caro and Corrie and shared a recipe from her and Wendy Sharpe’s book Special Guest; Recipes for the happily imperfect host - available at My Bookshop HERE.    For Annabel's Sticky Gingerbread Cake (see recipe below).

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    Annabel Crabb’s Sticky Gingerbread Cake

    300g (2 cups) plain flour

    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    ½ teaspoon ground allspice

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    125g unsalted butter

    110g (1/2 cup) dark brown sugar

    175g (1/2 cup) golden syrup

    175g (1/2 cup) treacle

    3 cm ginger, finely grated

    1 teaspoon ground ginger

    1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

    2 eggs lightly beaten

    125ml (1/2 cup) milk

    250 g (1 cup) pumpkin puree

    Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (180 fan forced). Grease and line a 30cm x 20cm slice (tray bake) tin.

    Sift the flour into a mixing bowl with the cinnamon, allspice and baking powder.

    In a large heavy-based saucepan over low heat, melt the butter, sugar, treacle and golden syrup with the grated and ground ginger. When everything is incorporated, remove from the heat and whisk in the bicarb soda – it will fizz up, which will be fun for moment. Whisk in the eggs, milk and pumpkin puree until smooth.

    Now add the contents of the pan to the bowl and mix well. It will be a very liquid batter, but don’t despair: all will be well. Pour into the tin and place into the oven. After about 25 minutes it will be done. Keep an eye on it – the gingerbread should be sticky, so don’t wait until it’s completely risen and cracked. Insert a skewer in the centre and it should come out clean.

    Scout’s honour, this cake is nicer just as it is. What’s more, it keeps well in the fridge for a few days in an airtight container.

  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 104. 

    We kick off with an October Challenge update, analyse the coverage of the workplace relationship between magistrate Rodney Higgins and his substantially younger clerk turned fiance and Caro gives us an update on what's happening in the AFLW. 

    In BSF Corrie's been reading Maybe the Horse Will Talk by Ellioy Perlman (available HERE). Caro rather enjoyed the film adaption of Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch and she shares a recipe for a Summer Vegetable Salad with Mint and Lemon Dressing from Gourmet Traveller (see recipe below).

    Corrie's 'Crush of the Week' is on wonderful book lovers who support independent bookstores (like hers) and she's Grumpy about the prospect of having to move house AGAIN! 

    In '6 Quick Questions' we chat biopics and Renee Zellweger, journos bagging fellow journos, 50 years of Monty Python's Flying Circus, the issues that may dampen the success of Aussie flick Ride Like A Girl and get the low down on 'cleanfluencers'. 

    Thanks to our show sponsor VitalSmarts. Let’s face it, we’ve all been in a situation where our emotions have controlled the conversation. We say something we don’t truly mean or what we do say lands badly. By learning real speak up skills you will be able control the tough conversations and have them go well.

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    Summer Vegetable Salad with Mint and Lemon Dressing (from Gourmet Traveller)

    2 cobs of corn16 zucchini flowers, trimmed and halved lengthways3 bunches of asparagus, trimmed sliced diagonally into 4cm pieces200 gm podded peas

    Mint and lemon dressing

    ¼ cup loosely packed coarsely torn mint leaves2 green onions, coarsely chopped2 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped2 tbsp coarsely grated lemon rind60 ml lemon-infused extra-virgin olive oil, such as Colonna Granverde (¼ cup)60 ml lemon juice (¼ cup)2 tbsp white wine vinegarUsing a sharp knife, cut corn kernels from cobs, trying to keep in clusters. Blanch corn in boiling salted water for 5 minutes or until tender, refresh in iced water and drain. Blanch zucchini flowers for 2 minutes or until tender, refresh in iced water and drain. Blanch asparagus for 2 minutes or until tender, refresh in iced water and drain. Blanch peas for 5 minutes or until tender, refresh in iced water and drain. Arrange vegetables on a platter.For mint and lemon dressing, combine mint, green onion, garlic, lemon rind and 2 tsp sea salt in a mortar, and using a pestle, pound to a coarse paste. Transfer to a small bowl, add olive oil, lemon juice and vinegar and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle dressing over vegetables and serve immediately.

     

  • Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and special guest Julia Wilson (Caro's Mum) for a post Grand Final debrief, a discussion about growing up with a beautiful mother and more inspiration from Caro's favourite 70's dinner party book. 

    Julia's 'Crush of the Week' is Maureen Hafey who presented the Premiership Cup at the Grand Final. 

    In BSF - Corrie's raving about the new novel from one of her favourite local authors Favel Parrett There Was Still Love (available HERE) and also recommends Favel's Past the Shallows. 

    Everyone's recommending the documentary Green Light by Ned Donohoe which investigates the growing calls to legalise medicinal cannabis. For screening dates and more info head to www.greenlightmovie.com

    Caro's recipe recommendation is a 70s classic Country Terrine (see recipe below). 

    Corrie's Grumpy about the shopping habits of men and in '6 Quick Questions' we compare Richmond champions, pets, Dame Julie Andrews, Spring fashion and more. 

     

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    COUNTRY TERRINE

    1 kg of pork and veal mince

    2 large onions finely chopped

    2 cloves of crushed garlic

    2 slices of white bread, crusts removed, bread 'crumbed'

    1 teaspoon dried thyme

    1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram

    2 teaspoons of salt

    ground black pepper

    3 tablespoons chopped parsley

    2 eggs

    1 tablespoon Grand Marnier

    2 tablespoons white wine

    4 bacon rashers to line the terrine

    125g pistachio nuts (optional). 

    Fry onion and garlic slowly in butter until soft. Mix all ingredients and pour into greased terrine lined with bacon. Put bay leaves on to. Cover and cook in a bain marie (inch of water in a baking dish) about one to one and a half hours. To test insert a skewer. When cooked, juices will run clear. Leave to cool and serve with crusty bread. This makes enough for 8-10 people. (NB - You can use 1 dessertspoon of mixed fresh herbs in place of the dried thyme and marjoram). 

     

     

  • Join Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson,Anna Barry, producer Jane Nield and the winner of our Don't Shoot the Messenger footy tipping competition Rody Yule as they tip the 2019 AFL Grand Final.  

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  • Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and guest Anna from the Op-Shop (aka Anna Barry) for Episode 102 - 'The Best Week in Melbourne'. 

    Caro's fresh from the red carpet at the Brownlow Medal with plenty of tales to tell and Corrie and Anna in full fashion critic mode as they rate some of the best dressed on the night. 

    We look back at the stunning AFL Prelim Final results and look forward to the Grand Final between Richmond and the GWS Giants on Saturday. 

    Caro's 'Crush of the Week' is her son Ned Donohoe and his new film Green Light which investigates the growing calls to legalise medicinal cannabis. For screening dates and more info head to www.greenlightmovie.com 

    In BSF - Corrie's loving the new coffee table book Cranlana by Michael Shmith, Anna reviews Downton Abbey the movie and Caro delves into the hilarious Hostess Cookbook and we discuss the death of the dinner party. 

    Anna gives us an update on her impending Op-Shop relocation and invites everyone to come to the opening night party at 262 Chapel St in Windsor on October the 10th from 6pm. 

    Thanks to our show sponsor VitalSmarts. Let’s face it, we’ve all been in a situation where our emotions have controlled the conversation. We say something we don’t truly mean or what we do say lands badly. By learning real speak up skills you will be able control the tough conversations and have them go well.

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  • Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and guests Nicole Hayes, Emma Race and Lucy Race who are half of the wonderful The Outer Sanctum podcast team. 

    We discuss The Outer Sanctum podcast phenomenon, the future of the AFLW, the biggest moments from Week Two of the AFL finals and the commentary around the unveiling of the Tayla Harris statue. 

    We've got a super sized BSF for you with plenty of reading and viewing recommendations including The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews, The Testaments  by Margaret Atwood and The Yield by Tara June Winch.  Plus Emma shares her elderflower cocktail recipe. 

    With the Brownlow Medal Awards around the corner we talk red carpet fashion trends, Grand Final entertainment and much more. 

    Thanks to our show sponsor VitalSmarts. Let’s face it, we’ve all been in a situation where our emotions have controlled the conversation. We say something we don’t truly mean or what we do say lands badly. By learning real speak up skills you will be able control the tough conversations and have them go well.

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  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 99 - 'Blood on the Wrapping'. 

    Corrie and Caro analyse the effect of the bye round on the momentum of the AFL season, discuss the growing bromance between Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews and Corrie shares her experience of a visit to her parents' memorial tree at the Springvale Crematorium.  

    Corrie and Caro review the success of their Monthly Challenge for August and commit to their September goals (architecture walks for Corrie and home improvements for Caro). 

    Caro's 'Crush of the Week' is David McAllister, the artistic director of the Australian Ballet. 

    In 'BSF' - Caro's been reading A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor, Corrie's been bingeing Designated Survivor on Netflix and raves about Donna Hay's classic Brownie recipe (available HERE). 

    Caro's Grumpy about her broken oven and the rigmarole involved in getting it fixed and in '6 Quick Questions' she shares her experience of going head to head with Sam Newman on Mike Sheahan's podcast You Cannot Be Serious. 

    Thanks to our show sponsor VitalSmarts. Let’s face it, we’ve all been in a situation where our emotions have controlled the conversation. We say something we don’t truly mean or what we do say lands badly. By learning real speak up skills you will be able control the tough conversations and have them go well.

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    Get in touch - we'd love to know where you listen to our podcast and what you do while you're listening.

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  • Join Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and producer Jane Nield as they tip Week One of the 2019 AFL Finals Series. 

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  • Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and producer Jane Nield for our 2019 tipping wrap and our Grand Final predictions. 

    Thanks to everyone who took part in our Don't Shoot the Messenger Tipping Competition this year. Our Top 5 Tippers are. . .

    Rody YuleNez DaouBrenton - Humpa84Amanda WebsterJane Horne

    We look forward to tipping with you all again next year. 

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  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 98. 

    Our guest on the show this week is multi award winning journalist Adele Ferguson, the reporter who broke the stories that led to a Royal Commission. Adele joins Caro and Corrie to discuss her new book Banking Bad. 

    We check in with the August 'Goal of the Month' and Caro admits she's back to her pine cone hoarding ways with her GLT. 

    In BSF Corrie has 6 Great Father's Day Books for Dad, Caro's been watching reruns of Shetland and cooking up delicious braised duck (get the recipe HERE or see below). 

    Banking Bad by Adele FergusonThe Chain by Adrian McKintyThe New Girl by Daniel SilvaVeg by Jamie OliverWorking with Winston; The Unsung Women Behind Britain's Greatest Statesman by Cita StelzerOn the Marsh by Simon Barnes 

    In '6 Quick Questions' we discuss the 'Bro Code' amongst footballers, debate Seinfeld v Friends and winter tips. 

    Thanks to our show sponsor VitalSmarts. Let’s face it, we’ve all been in a situation where our emotions have controlled the conversation. We say something we don’t truly mean or what we do say lands badly. By learning real speak up skills you will be able control the tough conversations and have them go well.

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    BRAISED DUCK WITH BACON, PRUNES and KALE

    Ingredients

    4 duck legs

    6 pitted prunes

    zest of ½ an orange

    8 golden shallots, peeled

    ½ cup dry sherry

    1 cup chicken stock or water

    2 thick slices of smoked bacon, cut in half (check gluten-free, if required)

    1 bay leaf

    ½ bunch of kale

    1 tsp butter

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C.

    2. Over a moderate heat, warm a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a non-stick pan. Add the duck legs and gently cook, skin side down, until golden. Transfer the duck legs to a crock pot or small deep braising pan. (It is best if the duck legs fit snugly.)

    3. Add the prunes, orange zest, shallots, sherry, stock, bacon and bay leaf. Cover the pot with a lid, place it in the oven and cook for half an hour before turning the heat down to 140C.

    4. Continue to cook for two hours, checking from time to time to make sure all of the liquid doesn't evaporate. If it begins to dry out, top up with half a glass of water. When the duck is fork-tender and almost falling off the bone, remove the pot from the oven and leave to cool.

    5. Remove the duck legs from the pan and transfer the braising liquid and contents to a small saucepan. Simmer the ingredients until reduced to a thick sauce.

    6. Wipe out the braising pan, add the duck legs and return to the oven to warm through briefly. While the duck is warming, blanch the kale in a large pot of salted water for three minutes. Strain the kale well and toss with a little butter and a pinch of salt. Place one duck leg in each of four plates, spoon the reduced sauce evenly over the duck legs and add some dressed kale on the side.

  • Ahead of Ep 98 of the Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and Jane Nield discussed Caro's comments on Essendon's coaching intentions that she revealed on Footy Classified last night.

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  • Join Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and  producer Jane Nield as they tip Round 23 of the 2019 AFL season.

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  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 97 - 'Are You A MIF Person?'

    Comments about NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have landed shock jock Alan Jones in hot water - Corrie and Caro discuss his appeal and power. Would he work in Melbourne?

    We discuss Julie Bishop's interview with Andrew Denton, the disappearing beaches on the Mornington Peninsula and the August 'Challenge of the Month'. 

    In BSF Corrie's raving about An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, Caro reviews the new Tarantino film Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and we talk best Bolognese recipes. 

    Corrie has a tea related GLT and wonders are you a MIF (milk in first) person ? 

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  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 96 -'Many Years of Joy'. 

    We're having a small celebration for our 100th episode on September 12th at 6.30 - 7.30pm at My Bookshop in Hawksburn. To book your ticket call 9824 2990. Tickets are limited! 

    We check in with Caro and Corrie's August challenge and discuss the recent cold snap in Victoria that's seen snow falling around our region. 

    With the 're-boot' of SeaChange on our TVs we talk sequels and prequels - our favourites and the absolute stinkers.

    Corrie's 'Crush of the Week' is The Outer Sanctum podcast team. 

    In BSF Caro's loving Big Sky by Kate Atkinson, Corrie recommends you check out Betting On Boris on 4 Corners and Caro shares Max Dowzer-Strode's cabbage recipe from his special RUOK? dinner (see recipe below). 

    Caro's grumpy about basket baller Ben Simmons and his attitude on his recent visit, and on the flip-side to that kind of sentiment Hawthorn fans are preparing to farewell Jarryd Roughead after many years of joy!

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    MAX's CHARRED CABBAGE AND MISO BUTTER

    Prepare large pot of boiling water. Add a few pinches of salt.

    ·         Peel away outer cabbage leaves  (these can be cooked separately if you like). The cabbage should be held tight together by the outer leaves. Cut whole cabbage into quarters (or 6ths depending on size), ensuring you cut across the line of the leaf to avoid the cabbage splitting open.

    ·         Blanch the cabbage in the boiling water for approx 5 minutes until soft. Remove the cabbage and transfer to a bowl of cold water. This will avoid the cabbage overcooking.  Allow to cool.

    ·         Remove the cabbage from the water – squeeze out excess liquid and try the outside of the cabbage. There will be water that is trapped in the inside leaves, which is OK as it will steam through later when you cook it.

    ·         Transfer to a bowl and season with olive oil, salt and pepper. I also like to use a mushroom salt by blending dried shiitakes with salt; it adds great depth. Allow to sit in the oil for 15 minutes, ensuring it penetrates the leaves.

    ·         Heat griddle pan or BBQ grill to a medium/high heat.

    ·         To prepare the miso butter, add 2 Tbl miso with 1 Tbl hot water to a small bowl. Mix the miso and water until a smooth paste forms. Add 1 Tbl oil or butter to the miso. If adding butter, mix the butter in whilst warm so the miso remains runny.

    ·         Cook the cabbage on the grill for about 3-5 minutes each side. The grill should be hot and allow the cabbage to blacken and crisp on the outside. Brush the cabbage with the miso butter whilst cooking, forming a thin layer on the outer leaves. Turn the cabbage when done and cook the remaining sides, continuing to brush the cabbage with miso. Remove the cabbage when it is evenly charred and crispy on each side.

    ·         The cabbage can be served with some Japanese chilli powder or nori, or as is.