Episodes

  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Questions from Ep 112 our Live Christmas Show.

    We were raising funds at our event for The Salvos Drought Relief programs. They work alongside of other rural support agencies, participate in community engagement activities and conduct regular visits to farmers and rural workers in need of practical assistance, or simply a listening ear and a hand of friendship. Our donation will go towards emergency financial assistance e.g. help with bills, vouchers for farming supplies, help in the delivery of donated goods and food hampers and much more.

    If you would like to make a contribution via our fundraising page HERE.

    Thanks to Select Harvests, Cobram Estate, Humphrey Law Socks and Hardie Grant Books for donating wonderful prizes for our lucky door prizes.

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  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Part Two of our Live Christmas Show.

    We were raising funds at our event for The Salvos Drought Relief programs. They work alongside of other rural support agencies, participate in community engagement activities and conduct regular visits to farmers and rural workers in need of practical assistance, or simply a listening ear and a hand of friendship. Our donation will go towards emergency financial assistance e.g. help with bills, vouchers for farming supplies, help in the delivery of donated goods and food hampers and much more.

    If you would like to make a contribution via our fundraising page HERE.

    Thanks to Select Harvests, Cobram Estate, Humphrey Law Socks and Hardie Grant Books for donating wonderful prizes for our lucky door prizes.

    TIME CODES / SHOW NOTES

    1.00 min Caro and Corrie welcome Anna Barry (aka Anna from the Op-Shop) and Julia Wilson (aka Caro’s Mum).

    2.00 – What annoys us most about Christmas?

    Anna, the busy mantra.

    Julia – it was better in the 1940s

    Caro – why the urgency to “catch up before Christmas”

    Corrie – Black Friday, over-rated Ginger bread houses, tangled Christmas lights, competitive Christmas lunch catering stories.

    6.20 – Heart-felt thanks from Corrie for all of the well wishes after her dog Bearsy’s death.

    6.50 – ‘Crush of the Week’ Jacinda Adern. “She behaves like Australian’s should” says Julia of Jacinda. Caro looks back on some of her past crushes.

    8.45 Book Screen and Food (BSF)

    Corrie’s Top Ten Books of 2019

    NON-FICTION:

    Manderley Forever by Tatiana de RosnayThe Anarchy by William DalrympleThe Salt Path by Raynor WinnThe Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie

    FICTION:

    An American Marriage by Tayari JonesThere Was Still Love by Favel ParrettThe Dutch House by Ann PatchettDamascus by Christos TsiolkasThe Offing by Benjamin Myers

    AND THE BOOK CORRIE CAN’T WAIT TO READ OVER SUMMER:

    On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

    11.00 ANNA’s Best Summer Read The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

    12.20 JULIA’S Best Summer Read A Lady In Waiting by Anne Glenconnor (lady in waiting to Princess Margaret).

    14.00 – CARO’s Book of the Year Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton.

    15.30 – Caro’s Top Ten Films of 2019

    Once Upon a Time in HollywoodNever Look AwayThe Marriage StoryJudyThe Irishman(on Netflix)Official SecretsThe Final QuarterThe Good LiarBlinded by the LightAfter the Wedding

    Netflix Recommendations

    Corrie’s Top 3

    The Crown

    Designated Survivor

    Marchella

    18.30 Anna’s Netflix Pick

    Unbelievable on

    21.00 Julia’s Recipe Recommendation is for Curried Rabbit in Grapefruit Cases by Dame Edna Everage.

    23.00 Anna’s Recipe from Simple by Yottam Onttolenghi (See recipe at end)

    24.30 Anna’s Grumpy about the City of Melbourne’s poor Christmas decorations this year.

    25.30 ‘6 Quick Questions’

    Anna’s best Op-Shop find of the year, a Richmond FC vinyl single and The Sportsman’s Cookbook.

    27.00 – Corrie’s tips for wrapping gifts well.

    29.30 – Worst Christmas Moments.

    33.00 – Julia’s GLT (good local tip). Go Local, stay local, buy local.

    33.53 – Anna’s GLT – a case of Brown Brother’s Prosecco (perfect for spritzes).

    37.00 Miss Jane (and Simon) sing The Podcast Song.

    Hot Charred Cherry Tomatoes with Cold Yoghurt.

    (From Yottam Ottolenghi’s Simple)

    SERVES FOUR AS A STARTER OR MEZZE

    Ingredients
    *350g cherry tomatoes
    *3 tbsp olive oil
    *¾ tsp cumin seeds
    *½ tsp light brown sugar
    *3 garlic cloves, finely sliced​
    *3 thyme sprigs
    *5g fresh oregano
    *3 sprigs left whole and the rest picked, to serve
    *1 lemon: finely shave the skin of ½ to get 3 strips and finely grate the other ½ to get 1 tsp zest
    *350g extra thick Greek- style yoghurt (such as Total), fridge-cold
    *1 tsp Urfa chilli flakes (or ½ tsp regular chilli flakes)
    *flaked sea salt and black pepper

    Method

    Preheat the oven to 200°C fan.Place the tomatoes in a mixing bowl with the olive oil, cumin seeds, sugar, garlic, thyme, oregano sprigs, lemon strips, ½ teaspoon of flaked salt and a good grind of pepper. Mix to combine, then transfer to a baking tray just large enough to fit all the tomatoes together snugly.Roast for 20 minutes, until the tomatoes are beginning to blister and the liquid is bubbling. Turn the oven to the grill setting and grill for 6–8 minutes, until the tomatoes start to blacken on top.While the tomatoes are roasting, combine the yoghurt with the grated lemon zest and ¼ teaspoon of flaked salt. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.Once the tomatoes are ready, spread the chilled yoghurt on a platter (with a lip) or in a wide, shallow bowl, creating a dip in it with the back of a spoon.Spoon over the hot tomatoes, along with their juices, lemon skin, garlic and herbs, and finish with the picked oregano and chilli flakes. Serve at once, with some bread.

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  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for part one of our Live Christmas Show. Our guests are Peggy O'Neal (President of the Richmond Football Club) and Konrad Marshall who has just released his new book Stronger and Bolder: The Story of Richmond's 2019 Premiership (available HERE).

    We were raising funds at our event for The Salvos Drought Relief programs. They work alongside of other rural support agencies, participate in community engagement activities and conduct regular visits to farmers and rural workers in need of practical assistance, or simply a listening ear and a hand of friendship. Our donation will go towards emergency financial assistance e.g. help with bills, vouchers for farming supplies, help in the delivery of donated goods and food hampers and much more.

    If you would like to make a contribution via our fundraising page HERE.

    Thanks to Select Harvests, Cobram Estate, Humphrey Law Socks and Hardie Grant Books for donating wonderful prizes for our lucky door prizes.

  • Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 111 - 'You and the Queen Have A Lot In Common'.

    CHRISTMAS LIVE PODCAST EVENT - tickets still available

    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.

    $10 from every ticket purchased will be donated to the Salvos Drought Relief Support program.

    This week Caro and Corrie reflect on a few cultural highlights they've been to lately and talk Book Club breakups.

    We pay tribute to Clive James who died last week and look at his life and contribution to Australian literature and culture.

    Corrie's 'Crush of the Week' is sadly her dog Bearsy, who also passed away recently. Vale Clive and Bearsy!

    In BSF - Corrie highly recommends AFL star Nic Naitanui's kids book Little Nic's Big Day (available at My Bookshop HERE). Caro deep dives on The Crown Series 3 and shares a simple but delicious recipe for chickpea puree from Karin Martini's wonderful cook book Feasting (available HERE), see recipe below.

    This week Caro's slightly grumpy about the whole concept of Black Friday sales - do we need to follow everything the US does?

    In '6 Quick Questions' we cover a whole lot of weird issues, including Corrie's weird website discovery of Tipsy Elves.com and a musical based on the life experience of Michael Jackson's glittery glove!

    Caro's GLT is one for hummus lovers - Cafe 55 in Elsternwick.

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    Karen Martini’s Chickpea Puree (originally from her Crispy Fried Lamp with Chickpea Puree and Carrot and Beetroot Salad recipe).

    2 x 400g cans chickpeas

    1 bay leaf

    2 cloves garlic, halved

    100ml extra virgin olive oil

    2 teaspoons tahini paste

    Juice of 2 lemons

    1-2 tablespoons hot water (optional)

    Place the chickpeas and bay leaf in a saucepan of water over medium heat and bring to the boil. Drain.

    Puree the hot chickpeas and garlic in a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and process

    Caro’s Spiced Nuts

    (Recipe from a Laurie Chartres Cooking Class).

    INGREDIENTS

    2 tablespoons of olive oil

    300g macadamia nuts

    2 tablespoons of white sesame seeds

    3 tablespoons of sunflower seeds OR any seeds (pepitas, pine nuts etc)

    ½ cup (100g) caster sugar

    1 and ½ teaspoons of salt

    1 tablespoon of ground cumin

    1 teaspoon ground coriander

    METHOD

    Line a large baking tray with baking paper and set aside. Combine the sugar and spices.

    Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan over medium high heat, add the nuts, sesame seeds, pepitas and /or seed mix, and sprinkle over the sugar and spice.

    Cook the nuts, tossing constantly until dark brown and the sugar has caramelised.

    Watch out as sugar can burn very quickly. When it starts to smell like it’s burning lower the heat immediately.

    Once nicely browned, tip the mixture onto the lined tray.

    As caramel can be very hot CAREFULLY separate the mixture, spreading it out in a single layer to cool completely.

    Once completely cooled, this will keep for a good week in an airtight container.

  • Join Corrie Perkin and Caroline Wilson for Ep 110 'Frizzled and Grizzled'.

    It certainly feels like we're on the down hill run to Christmas - for our Melbourne and Victorian listeners we'd love you to join us at our Live Christmas Podcast Event - there's still plenty of tickets available, so make a night of it!

    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.

    This week Corrie and Caro discuss a recent incident in sleepy Woodend, where Nazi symbols were paraded around a supermarket and they ponder the importance of keeping the truth of the Holocaust alive, especially through screen and literature.

    Prince Andrew's been sacked by his Mum, his birthday party's been called off and we can't help but see the similarities in storylines playing out on the new season of The Crown.

    Caro takes us inside AFL HQ with a couple of theories about a succession play should Gillon McLachlan step down at the end of next year.

    Corrie's 'Crush Of the Week' is Pete Buttigieg who's a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination in 2020. You can listen to his interview on The Daily HERE.

    We've got plenty of great recommendations in BSF, Corrie's been reading Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas (available HERE) - a confronting read not for the faint hearted. Caro's been to the cinema to see Knives Out and Corrie shares a great recipe from Alison Roman's Nothing Fancy cookbook. . .Frizzled Chickpeas and Onions with Oregano and Mint. (see recipe below).

    Caro's Grumpy that Marie Kondo first urged us to de clutter but has now launched an online store to sell us back the clutter of the future!

    OTHER FILMS AND BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    Movies: Hope Gap and The Good Liar.

    Books: Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles by Tom Bower.

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    Frizzled Chickpeas with onion, oregano and fetta.

    From the cookbook Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman

    Ingredients

    1/2 cup olive oil1 large red or yellow onion, thinly sliced2x 445g cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed4 garlic loves, smashedPinch of crushed red pepper flakes4 sprigs marjoram or oregano, plus more leaves for garnish60 g feta, thinly sliced or crumbled

    Steps

    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion has softened, and is just starting to brown, 5 to 8 minutes.Add the chickpeas, garlic, red pepper flakes, and half the marjoram or oregano leaves. Season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.Continue to cook, shaking the skillet occasionally to make sure nothing is stick and that the chickpeas are getting equal attention from the oil and heat, until the chickpeas are golden brown and appear fried around the edges and the onion is a deep golden brown and looks somewhere between fried and caramelized. Season to taste.Remove from the heat and transfer to a large serving bowl. Top with the feta and remaining marjoram or oregano.
  • Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and special guest writer and journalist 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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    Flourless Chocolate Torte with Blood Plum Compote
    (From Feasting: A New Take on Jewish Cooking by Amanda Ruben)

    Ingredients
    Olive oil spray for greasing
    6 eggs
    100g caster (superfine) sugar
    100g light brown sugar
    300g dairy-free dark chocolate couverture, roughly chopped
    2 tablespoons good-quality ground coffee
    1 tablespoons Dutch (unsweetened) cocoa powder, to serve

    Blood Plum Compote
    1 kg blood plums, quartered, stones removed and roughly chopped
    Juice of 2 oranges
    6 long strips of orange zest, approximately 2cm thick
    85g caster (superfine) sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla paste

    Preheat the oven to 180degrees C. Grease a 25cm (10 inch) round cake tin with olive oil spray and line it with baking paper.
    In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the eggs and sugars for about 5 minutes, or until light and creamy.

    Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and leave to cool to room temperature, then slowly pour the melted chocolate into the egg mixture, whisking continuously. Gently fold in the coffee powder.

    Pour the batter into the prepared tin and place in the oven. Bake for 30minutes, until the torte has risen and feels slightly firm. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely in the tin.

    While the torte is baking, make the blood plum compote. Combine the plums, orange juice and zest and sugar in a large saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.

    Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring from time to time, for about 15 minutes, then mix in the vanilla paste and remove from the heat. The fruit should be softened but still holding its shape.

    To serve, turn the torte out of its tin and transfer to a platter. Dust generously with cocoa powder and serve with the blood plum compote.

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

    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!

    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.

  • 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

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    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'.

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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.

    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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    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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    OUR SPONSOR

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    'Don't Shoot The Messenger' is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Crocmedia.

  • 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.

    Visit Vitalsmarts.com.au/dstm to find out more.

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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.

    Visit Vitalsmarts.com.au/dstm to find out more.

    To listen and subscribe to The Outer Sanctum podcast click HERE.

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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.

    Visit Vitalsmarts.com.au/dstm to find out more.

    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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    OUR SPONSOR

    Thanks to our new sponsors VitalSmarts for supporting the show. VitalSmarts, globally proven crucial conversations. Hold tough conversations well - check them out and download the free ebook at www.vitalsmarts.com.au.

    'Don't Shoot The Messenger' is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Crocmedia.

  • 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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    OUR SPONSOR

    Thanks to our new sponsors VitalSmarts for supporting the show. VitalSmarts, globally proven crucial conversations. Hold tough conversations well - check them out and download the free ebook at www.vitalsmarts.com.au.

    'Don't Shoot The Messenger' is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Crocmedia.