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  • Ep 82 - 'I'm Saving Them For Best'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Episode 82 - 'I'm Saving Them For Best'. 

    JOIN US NEXT TUESDAY FOR OUR LIVE PODCAST EVENT

    We’re teaming up with the Royal Women’s Hospital next Tuesday the 30th of May to help launch their Miracle Mum’s campaign. We’ll be podcasting live over breakfast at the Town Hall with Lord Mayor Sally Capp just one of our special guests. The Miracle Mums Appeal raises funds for life-saving healthcare for mums and newborns. Many women in Victoria could not have had a successful pregnancy without interventions involving the team at the Women’s CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS. 

    We check in on our 'Goal of the Month' progress - Caro's perfected her quince tart and Corrie's planted out her veggie beds. 

    We review the Easter long weekend, there were a couple of low points but many more highs, a couple of weird moments (including the footy results) and plenty of great foodie highlights. 

    As we follow the progress of the 2019 Federal Election campaign we reflect on suggestions that journalists have become too soft and need to team up to get better answers from the candidates. 

    Caro has a 'Crush of the Week' - St Kilda Captain Jarryn Geary.  Our Crush is sponsored by The Interchange Bench The Interchange Bench fills all your long and short term staffing needs. Call 1800 i BENCH. When you want to take your staff team to the top, recruit at interchangebench.com.au. 

    Ahead of an overseas trip Caro's grumpy about Australia's passport expiration dates - did you know your 10 year passport is only valid for 9 and a half years?

    Books, Screen and Food. 

    Corrie's been reading Andrea Goldsmith's Invented Lives (available HERE). Andrea is also Corrie's guest on the latest episode of The Book Pod - subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts or HERE. 

    Both Caro and Corrie have been loving the latest season of Call The Midwife  ABC TV. 

    Caro whipped up Elizabeth David's Coq au Vin on the weekend - click HERE for the recipe or see below. Plus Caro baked Stephanie Alexander's classic Quince Tart (recipe available HERE) or below. 

    BSF bought to you by our new sponsor  VitalSmarts. Globally proven Crucial Conversations. Hold tough conversations well! Visit www.vitalsmarts.com.au

    In '6 Quick Questions' we discuss the booing of Gary Ablett Junior on the weekend, delve into Corrie's peculiar public toilet experience and much more. 

    Corrie's 'GLT' is a natural remedy for ridding the pantry of those pesky weevils. 

     

     

    Stephanie Alexander's Quince Tart Ingredients

    1 quantity Shortcrust Pastry (recipe in the Cook’s Companion App and book)
    30 thick slices Poached Quince (recipe in the Cook’s Companion App and book)

    Filling

    2 eggs
    ½ cup sugar
    1 heaped tablespoon plain flour
    125 g unsalted butter

    Method

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a 24 cm loose-bottomed flan tin with pastry and bake blind at 200°C for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce temperature to 180°C. Allow pastry case to cool, then remove foil and weights. Drain quince well, then arrange slices in a circle around edge and fill in centre with remaining quince.

    To make the filling, beat eggs and sugar until thick and pale, then add flour. Melt butter and cook until a deep gold. Add butter to egg mixture and spoon over fruit in pastry case. Bake for 25 minutes or until filling has set. It will look golden brown and be a little puffed but will subside as it cools. Serve warm or cold (but not chilled) with double cream.

    Pears and plums This tart is also delicious made with poached, drained pears or blood plums.

    Elizabeth David's Coq Au Vin1.3kg (3lb) chicken, plus the gibletsSalt and pepperLemon juice85g-115g (3oz-4oz) butter, plus extra for the onions and mushroomsA small glass of brandyA whole bottle of good red wine – Mâcon, Beaujolais or Châteauneuf du Pape, plus extra for the onions20 small (baby) onions, peeledSugar225g (8oz) mushrooms20g (¾oz) flour (optional)

    Season the bird inside and out with salt, pepper and lemon juice; into a deep, heavy pan put the butter and brown the chicken all over in it; pour over a small glass of brandy and set alight; when the flames have died down, pour in a whole bottle of good red wine. 

    Add the giblets of the bird, cover the pan and simmer slowly either on top of the stove or in a low oven for about 1½ hours.

    In the meantime, prepare the little onions, browned in butter and glazed with a little sugar and red wine, and the mushrooms, sautéed in butter. A few minutes before the chicken is ready, take out the giblets and add the onions and mushrooms. Remove the chicken on to a hot dish and carve it for serving.

    The sauce should by this time be sufficiently reduced to need no thickening, but if it is not, add 30g (1oz) butter worked with the flour, put the pan on to a high flame and let the sauce bubble until it is thick enough. Pour it over the pieces of chicken, and arrange the mushrooms and the onions on the top.

     

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  • BONUS - Round 5 Footy Tips

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    Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin, Producer Jane Nield and guest Candice Lewis from The Interchange Bench as they tip Round 5 of 2019 AFL season.

    Our next LIVE PODCAST EVENT is on the morning of April 30th. We’re teaming up with the Royal Women’s Hospital to help launch their Miracle Mum’s campaign. We’ll be podcasting live over breakfast at the Town Hall with Lord Mayor Sally Capp just one of our special guests. The Miracle Mums Appeal raises funds for life-saving healthcare for mums and newborns. Many women in Victoria could not have had a successful pregnancy without interventions involving the team at the Women’s CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS. 

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  • Ep 81 -'Life Goes On, As Does Marriage'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 81 ‘Life Goes On, As Does Marriage’.

    After Caro celebrated her 30th Wedding Anniversary on the weekend we couldn’t help but get her beloved husband Brendan Donohoe to join us this week.

    Our next LIVE PODCAST EVENT is on the morning of April 30th. We’re teaming up with the Royal Women’s Hospital to help launch their Miracle Mum’s campaign. We’ll be podcasting live over breakfast at the Town Hall with Lord Mayor Sally Capp just one of our special guests. The Miracle Mums Appeal raises funds for life-saving healthcare for mums and newborns. Many women in Victoria could not have had a successful pregnancy without interventions involving the team at the Women’s CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS. 

    This week Caro and Brendan share a few secrets to their successful marriage and Brendan also gives us his perspective on the federal election and the remarkable win by Tiger Woods at the US Masters. 

    Corrie's been studying up for her 'Goal of the Month' by reading all about veggie growing, she recommends Growing Food The Italian Way by Fabian Capamolla. Caro's thrilled with all of the Quince Tart recipes she's received from poddies (see Geoff Slattery's recipe below). 

    Corrie’s ‘Crush of the Week’ is Hilary Clinton for her speech at the Women of the World 10thanniversary summit. Our Crush is sponsored by The Interchange Bench The Interchange Bench fills all your long and short term staffing needs. Call 1800 i BENCH. When you want to take your staff team to the top, recruit at interchangebench.com.au. 

    Caro’s grumpy about the death of the Footy Record at suburban matches. Long live the Footy Record proclaims Corrie. 

    In Book, Screen and Food Caro's been reading an oldie but a goodie. . .High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, Caro and Corrie have both been to the movies to see The Aftermath  and Caro shares a quince tart recipe.  It's a big welcome to our new sponsor for BSF VitalSmarts. Globally proven Crucial Conversations. Hold tough conversations well! Visit www.vitalsmarts.com.au

    In '6 Quick Questions' we touch on Julian Assange, debate the merits of light or dark chocolate and question electioneering continuing on Good Friday. 

    Slatt's Quince Tart

    Squeeze three lemons through a sieve into a glass bowl. Peel the quinces (around four). You can be rough (don't panic if there's a little skin left on). Slice quinces of quince away from the core and toss immediately in the lemon juice (so they don't go too brown). Add 50-80g of sugar (depending on how many quinces). Cook in the microwave until quinces are tender to the knife (12-15minutes - check as you go). Mix with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. 

    Bake a blind tart shell - one you are comfortable with (ie you favourite store bought or home made tart pastry). Drain the cooked quinces and layer the quince pieces on the base of the pastry, packing them tightly. 

    Bake again for 15 minutes at 180 degrees C.  

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  • BOUNUS - Round 4 Footy Tips

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    Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin, Producer Jane Nield and guest Candice Lewis from The Interchange Bench as they tip Round 4 of 2019 AFL season.

    Join our Don't Shoot The Messenger Podcast Tipping Competition

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  • Ep 80 - 'Don't Stop Digging'

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    We're 80! Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 80 'Don't Stop Digging'. 

    Our next LIVE PODCAST EVENT is on the morning of April 30th. We’re teaming up with the Royal Women’s Hospital to help launch their Miracle Mum’s campaign. We’ll be podcasting live over breakfast at the Town Hall with Lord Mayor Sally Capp just one of our special guests. It’s the perfect chance to catch up with friends or work mates for breakfast or bring your Mum as an early Mother’s Day gift. We kick off at 7.30am, on Tuesday April 30th. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS. 

    Our special guest this week is Candice Lewis from  The Interchange Bench

    We discuss the Ray Hadley bullying case and share a few memorable stories and draw on Candice's expertise in the area of workplace well being. 

    Caro brings us the latest on the Melbourne Football Club's tanking fiasco. 

    For the first time ever we talk Women's Wrestling! Candice's 'Crush of the Week' is Becky Lynch who was part of the historic first all female main event at Wrestlemania 35. Caro's crush is Anne Peake, wife of the late Tony Peake. Anne has sent special friends of Tony's one of his ties - the perfect way to remember him! 

    Our Crush is thanks as always to 'The Interchange Bench'. The Interchange Bench fills all your long and short term staffing needs. Call 1800 i BENCH. When you want to take your staff team to the top, recruit at interchangebench.com.au 

    In 'BSF' Caro's been reading The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles, we've been watching Baptiste on BBC First, and Call The Midwife the ABC. Corrie shares an easy one tray salmon recipe that's perfect for Easter (click HERE for the recipe). 

    In '6 Quick Questions' we touch on surprise parties, weird interview questions, footy in NSW, a possible Prince Andrew and Fergie reunion - plus Caro shares her favourite place for Hot Cross Buns in Melbourne. 

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  • BONUS - Round 3 Footy Tips

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    Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and Producer Jane Nield as they tip Round 3 of 2019 AFL season.

    Join our Don't Shoot The Messenger Podcast Tipping Competition

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  • Ep 79 - 'I Came For Caro and Stayed For Corrie'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Episode 79 - 'I Came For Caro and Stayed For Corrie'. 

    LIVE PODCAST EVENT APRIL 30th. 

    We’re thrilled to announce our next Live Podcast Event is for breakfast on the morning of Tuesday April 30th at the Melbourne Town Hall. We’ve been invited by the Royal Women’s Hospital to help launch their ‘Miracle Mums’ Campaign. Mayor Sally Capp will be just one of our guests. Simply click HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!

    Corrie suggests Eddie McGuire has 'foot in mouth disease' and it seems his latest on air comments will take their toll. Will a new documentary harm Eddie's public profile even more? Caro thinks so.

    We check in with the progress of the 'Goal of the Month',  discuss the wonderful AFLW Grand Final on Saturday and ponder Janet Albrechtsen's claim that a 'Golden Skirts' closed club exists for women at the board room level in Australia. 

    Caro has a 'Crush of the Week' - a pioneer of womens footy Jan Cooper.  Our Crush is thanks as always to 'The Interchange Bench'.

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    In BSF - Corrie's been reading the new Ian McEwan novel Machine's Like Us, Caro's been at the French Film Festival to see The Trouble With You and Caro shares a simple but scrumptious recipe for Cheesy Biscuits (see recipe below). 

    This week Corrie is grumpy about Pauline Hanson and One Nation and we skip through a whole host of issues in '6 Quick Questions'. 

    Don't forget to listen in to our Bonus Footy Tipping Episode on Thursday and it's not too late to Join our Don't Shoot The Messenger Podcast Tipping Comp.  

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    Cheesy Biscuits

    4 oz of plain flour (appx 113 grams)

    4 oz of butter (appx 113 grams)

    4 oz of grated tasty cheese (appx 113 grams)

    scant 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

    Heat oven to 180c (or 350 - 325 degrees F). 

    Soften butter, add grated cheese. Mix well. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Make into small balls then press with a fork (Caro recommends chilling in the fridge for a while).

    Bake for about 20 minutes. 

     

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  • BONUS - Round 2 Footy Tips

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    Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and Producer Jane Nield as they tip Round 2 of 2019 AFL season.

    Join our Don't Shoot The Messenger Podcast Tipping Competition

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  • Ep 78 - 'It's A Big Week On The Beautification Here'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Episode 78. 

    We of course discuss some of the stories that have arisen from Round 1 of the 2019 AFL season and touch on some of the issues that have received wide spread coverage in the pre season - including the seeming decline in players' mental health and a growing concern that social media may be a significant contributing factor. 

    We check in on Caro and Corrie's 'Goal of the Month', Caro's been walking a lot and Corrie did indeed make her first sponge cake (see recipe below). 

    Waleed Aly's remarkable response to the Christchurch massacre has gone viral - is he Australia's new powerhouse commentator? 

    It's Corrie's turn to have a 'Crush of the Week' - this week it's her son in law and indeed all dedicated DIY gardeners and backyard veggie growers.  Our Crush is thanks as always to 'The Interchange Bench'.

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    In Books, Screen and Food Caro's recommending an oldie but a goodie - the Ruth Rendell Inspector Wexford series.  We discuss Vera  (now available  on ABC iview and TV) and Corrie shares her recipe for her passionfruit sponge (see below). 

    Caro's grumpy this week about constantly being asked to provide personal details for even the smallest of purchases.

    In '6 Quick Questions' we ponder the etiquette involved in replying to a multitude of birthday texts, cheating at golf, the Meuller report, Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon and the shocking performance of a senior liberal party politician on Q & A  Monday night. 

    Caro's 'GLT' is comes with a warning of sorts about accidentally blocking people on your mobile phone. 

    LIVE PODCAST EVENT APRIL 30th. 

    We’re thrilled to announce our next Live Podcast Event is for breakfast on the morning of Tuesday April 30that the Melbourne Town Hall. We’ve been invited by the Royal Women’s Hospital to help launch their ‘Miracle Mums’ Campaign. Mayor Sally Capp will be just one of our guests. Simply click HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!

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    MANDY WILDSMITH'S SPONGE

    INGREDIENTS.

    -          1 cup caster sugar

    -          4 eggs

    -          1 cup plain flour

    -          Scant HALF  teaspoon carb soda

    -          1 large teaspoon cream of tartar

    -          1 tablespoon boiling water.

    METHOD

    -          Beat sugar and eggs together until they form a thick creamy consistency.

    -          Sift the flour, carb soda and cream of tartar together and GENTLY FOLD into the mixture.

    -          Lastly fold in the tab of boiling water.

    -          Bake in a sponge tin ( I think 30cm) but just a normal cake tin should do the trick for     30 mins moderate oven.

    HINT

    -          Mum  said it is all in the folding in of the flours and if you stir it too hard it can make the sponge tough and not light. So gently does it with the flours!!

    -          You can whip some cream and put chopped up strawberries on top and split the middle and do the same. Mum never iced it.

    -          Oh and there are absolutely no calories in this recipe at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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  • BONUS - Round 1 Footy Tips

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    Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and producer Jane Nield as they tip Round 1 of the 2019 AFL Season. 

    Join our Don't Shoot The Messenger Podcast Tipping Competition

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  • Ep 77 - 'Keep 'em Laughing'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 77 ' Keep 'em Laughing'. 

    As Caro says we celebrate the light and mourn the shade in life - and there has been plenty of darkness in the past week. We discuss the horrific massacre in Christchurch and question the role of the media and the response from our politicians in the wake of such a crime. What of Fraser Anning's comments and Egg Boi?

    We check in with Caro and Corrie's 'Goal of the Month' - can Corrie master the art of baking the perfect sponge cake?

    We talk mentoring - why do we need mentors? What influence have our mentors had on us?

    Caro has a spiritually inspired 'Crush of the Week' Shane Healy, former footy commentator and educator who's now the Director of Media & Communications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.  

    Our 'Crush of the Week' is thanks to our sponsor The Interchange Bench www.interchangebench.com.au

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    BSF - Books, Screen and Food

    Corrie's been reading The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor (available HERE). 

    Caro's been to the movies to see Sometimes, Always and Never and Corrie's been back in the kitchen whipping up a simple but delicious Pancetta & Pea Risotto (see recipe below). 

    Caro's grumpy that Barrie Cassidy has announced his retirement from ABC TV's Insiders. 

    In '6 Quick Questions' Corrie give us her Top 8 for the 2019 AFL Season and recommends a couple of podcasts (The Reckoning with David Marr on the Rise and Fall of George Pell )   and The Outer Sanctum Podcast.

    Caro's pays tribute to her hard copy diary and has a tasty GLT.

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    Pancetta and Pea Risotto - by Linda Malcolm & Paul Jones from Alimentari 

    We’re extremely proud of our risotto. We’ve managed to package it up as a take-home meal without compromising the quality. We make the packaged product a few minutes off being finished, so our customers are able to follow simple instructions to finish off the process and enjoy a homemade meal.

    INGREDIENTSMETHODBring the stock to a soft boil in a saucepan over medium–high heat.Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wide, heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. Sauté the onion for about 5 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the pancetta and garlic and cook for about 3–4 minutes, until the pancetta begins to caramelise.Add the rice and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes until the rice is toasted and well coated with the oil. Add the wine, scraping any tasty sticky bits up from the bottom of the frying pan. Once most of the wine is absorbed, reduce the heat to low and add a ladleful of stock to the rice and simmer, stirring, until absorbed. Add another ladle, and repeat, simmering and stirring until all of the stock has been added and the rice is al dente. This should take about 20 minutes.Stir in the peas. Remove from the heat and mix in the butter and parmesan, and season to taste. Serve sprinkled with a little extra parmesan.2 litressee method for ingredients125mlolive oil1onion, finely diced100gpancetta, cut into lardons4garlic cloves, crushed370garborio rice150mlwhite wine150gfresh or thawed frozen peas30gunsalted butter75gparmesan cheese, grated, plus extra to serve
  • Ep 76 - 'Death Valley'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 76 - 'Death Valley'.  

    Yes it's that weird time of the year just before the AFL Season starts that journos describe as a good footy story wasteland. . .but we've got plenty to talk about this week. 

    Caro and Corrie share some of their favourite moments from the epic country wedding on the weekend. 

    We touch on the biggest news stories of the past week including Cardinal Pell's sentencing, the Reserve Bank's stance on Climate Change, American celebs paying big bucks to get their kids into college, the prospect of an AFL twilight Grand Final and Sam Newman's latest stuff up. 

    We remember the wonderful work of Les Carlyon and check in on the 'Goal of the Month' for March. 

    Corrie's 'Crush of the Week' is the wonderful community in Hamilton (and country towns in general) who pulled out all stops to assist with wedding preparations.  Our 'Crush of the Week' is thanks to our sponsor The Interchange Bench www.interchangebench.com.au

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    In Books, Screen and Food Caro's been enjoying Graham Norton's A Keeper 

    On the small screen they've been loving Vera, Sunday nights on ABC TV and The Marvellous Mrs Maisel on Amazon.  Caro shares a recipe for a simple yet flavourful lamb shoulder by Matt Wilkinson (see recipe below). 

    Corrie's grumpy about the rude trucks on the Geelong Road, in '6 Quick Questions' Caro shares her Top 8 predictions for the 2019 AFL Season and a great 'GLT' - Captain Moonlight at the Anglesea Surf Club. 

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    Matt Wilkinson's Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with Salsa Verde

    INGREDIENTS1/2 bunch each flat-leaf parsley and mint leaves picked1 bunch tarragon, leaves picked2 anchovy fillets in oil, drained1 tbs capers in brine, rinsed, drainedJuice of 1 lemon1 garlic clove, crushed140ml mild extra virgin olive oil1.8kg boneless butterflied lamb shoulderMETHOD1.Whiz all ingredients, except lamb, in a food processor until smooth. Season. Place lamb on a baking tray and coat with half the salsa verde (cover and chill remaining salsa verde until ready to serve). Cover lamb and chill overnight. 2.The next day, preheat oven to 200°C. Bring lamb to room temperature, then place in a roasting pan and season with salt. 3.Roast for 1 hour, then reduce oven to 150°C. Place a small ovenproof bowl of water in the base of the oven to create steam (this will help prevent the lamb from burning). 4.Roast for 31/2 hours or until lamb is very tender. Remove from oven and rest, loosely covered with foil, for 20 minutes. 5.Carve lamb and drizzle over remaining salsa verde to serve.

     

     

  • Ep 75 - 'Romance at the Op-Shop'

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    While Corrie’s away in ‘Mother of the Groom’ mode, Anna from the Op-Shop and Caro’s daughter Rose come off the Interchange Bench for Episode 75 'Romance at the Op-Shop'.

    Caro shares the detail of her scary fire evacuation experience while hiking on the weekend which paled in comparison to some of the heartbreaking stories of loss emerging from bushfires in Gippsland in recent days. 

    The news of George Pell’s conviction last week has rocked the Catholic Church and the wider community to the core.  We pay tribute to journalist Louise Milligan who’s incredible reporting and writing about the case (including in her book Cardinal and Monday night’s Four Corners) has helped to expose the true toll of crimes that some, it would seem, seek to diminish.

    On a lighter note – we get an Op-Shop update from Anna where everyone's doing the 'Kondo, Kondo, Kondo' dance and there's more than a little romance in the air. 

    Caro’s 'Crush of the Week' is Rafael Nadal after he put Nick Kyrgios in his place, but she’s grumpy about what she sees is the AFL’s misguided investment in AFLX.

    In BSF – Anna and Rose jinx each other with an identical book recommendation for Normal People by Sally Rooney. Anna provides a rather brutal but honest review of the new Michael Caine film King of Thieves and she shares and easy and delicious duck salad recipe (recipe coming soon via our Facebook page).

    In ‘6 Quick Questions’ we remember Mike Willesee, get Rose’s millennial perspective on how much climate change issues could affect the next election and reminisce about Moomba memories.

    Rose shares a GLT, a fantastic free screening event at ACMI in Melbourne The Clock. 

    ***If you're in Melbourne on the morning of April 30th - SAVE THE DATE. We're close to announcing a live podcast event fundraiser for a very special cause - details coming soon.***

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  • BONUS - The Book Pod Ep 12 'The Lost Man' Book Club

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    We want you to be part of Book Club - so we're releasing this episode of our sister podcast The Book Pod as a BONUS for Don't Shoot The Messenger Listeners. 

    We'll be back next Tuesday (March 5th) with a new episode but in the meantime we hope you enjoy Ep 12 of The Book Pod.  

    Join Corrie Perkin, producer Jane Nield and guest Rose Donohoe as they discuss The Lost Man by Jane Harper. 

    You can purchase The Lost Man HERE  simply use the PROMO CODE 'The Book Pod' at the checkout to receive the discount mention in this episode. 

    Click HERE to hear Ep 5 'I Absolutely Loved Writing This Book' with Jane Harper. 

    You can email us via feedback@thebookpod.com.au

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    The Book Pod is produced by Corrie Perkin and produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Crocmedia. 

  • Ep 74 - 'There's Always a Rogue Ingredient'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Episode 74 ‘There’s Always a Rogue Ingredient’.

    Caro and Corrie review the 2019 Oscars, the winners, the losers and of course the fashion. Did the Academy get it all wrong this year?

    As February nears its end we check in on the ‘Goal of the Month’ progress.

    Gossip Columns (their writers and publishers) are under fire this week. Is it possible to write an ethical gossip column? Name and shame or don’t write it at all asserts Caro, appalled by recent stories about an anonymous ‘AFL legend’s’ marriage breakdown.

    Caro also has plenty to say about the AFL’s new two strike drug policy – is it softer than ever before?

    The reporting of Julie Bishop’s departure from politics has Corrie fired up, but Caro’s not sure what all of the fuss is about.

    Corrie’s “Crush of the Week” is not one but fifty-eight former senior national security officials in the US, who are daring to stand up against Donald Trump’s plans to build a border wall.

    In BSF Corrie’s recommending Saving Mona Lisa by Gerri Chanel (available HERE), Caro’s been off to the movies to see Stan and Ollie and Corrie shares a great cake recipe from Donna Hay (see recipe below). 

    Poor customer service from airline staff has made Corrie super grumpy this week and there’s plenty of ground to cover in ‘6 Quick Questions’ including Karl Lagerfeld’s cat heiress and actor Richard Roxburgh’s sell-out car commercial.

    Caro’s got a couple of GLTs as well.

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    ORANGE and CHIA SEED SYRUP CAKE (Donna Hay) from Ep 74

    1/2 cup black chia seeds
    1/2 cup milk
    125 g unsalted butter, chopped
    1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind
    1 cup raw sugar
    4 eggs
    2 cups almond meal (ground almonds)
    1 cup white spelt flour
    1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

    Orange Syrup

    1/2 cup rice malt syrup
    2 tablespoons orange zest
    1/2 cup orange juice

    Method

    Preheat oven to 160ºC (320ºF).Lightly grease a 20 cm round cake tin lined with parchment paper and set aside.Place the chia seeds and milk in a bowl and set aside to soak for 10 minutes.Place the butter, orange rind and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 8 minutes or until light and creamy.Add the eggs and beat until well combined.Add the chia mixture, almond meal, flour and baking powder,and fold to combine. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.While the cake is baking, make the orange syrup.Place the rice malt syrup, orange rind and juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 12 minutes or until the syrup is reduced by half and thickened.Invert the cake onto a cake stand and, while still hot, top with the syrup. Slice And serve warm.

    Makes 12 servings.

    Source: Donna Hay

  • Ep 73 - 'Hags, Crones, Witches & Mothers-In-Law' with Jane Caro

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    Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and special guest Jane Caro for Episode 73 – ‘Hags, Crones, Witches & Mothers-In-Law'.

    Caro, Corrie and Jane deep dive into some of the issues addressed in Jane’s wonderful new book Accidental Feminists (available HERE) including the spectre of poverty and homelessness confronting older women, the myth of work-life balance and our attitudes towards women in power.

    Caro admits to failing her ‘Goal of the Month’ challenge while Corrie’s making a last ditch effort to achieve hers, we discuss the validity of the Ipsos Poll on the Medivac Bill and find out why Jane decided not to take on Tony Abbott in the next election.

    Caro’s ‘Crush of the Week’ is Jack Thompson.  In ‘BSF’ we've been watching Mrs Wilson on the ABC and making the most of a glut of tomatoes.  Jane’s grumpy about being stood up by not one but three Uber drivers and taxis in Melbourne.

    In ‘6 Quick Questions’ Caro’s dislike for TV Show Married At First Sight  intensifies, we delve into ‘Operation Castle Dove’ and the fate of Melbourne University Publishing – plus Corrie has a ‘GLT’ for anyone needing a little more style in their life.

     

    Caro’s Slow Cooked Tomatoes (from Jo Mc Dougal from Ep 73) 

    Pre heat your oven to 120C.

    Use any ripe tomatoes (but Caro prefers the Roma variety).

    Cut tomatoes in in half.

    Put them onto a baking tray.

    Pour on to the tomatoes a tiny bit of Sweet Chilli Sauce (perhaps a ¼ of a teaspoon on each tomato half).

    Slow cook for an hour and a half (at 120c).

    After they’ve cooked for an hour and a half, put on a dollop of fetta or Meredith Goats Cheese on each half (or whatever soft fetta or goats cheese you have in the fridge).

    Also pop on half a leaf of basil.

    Put them in the oven for another half an hour (so two hours slow cooking in total).

    Serve as a bar snack or as a side to your favourite dishes.

     

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  • Ep 72 - 'You're Shameless!'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 72 - 'You're Shameless!'. 

    We check in with our 'Goal of the Month' pledges and review a big week of celebrations (including a Hen's Night, Brian Cook's star studded 30th dinner and the Do Re Mi reunion).

    After the Morrison government experienced an historic loss in parliament yesterday we discuss the ramifications for Bill Shorten ahead of the next election and we look into the sacking of Matildas coach Alen Stajcic. 

    Corrie's Valentine's Day inspired "Crush of the Week" is former judge Michael Kirby.

    In "BSF" Caro's recommending not one but three movies Vice, On The Basis of Sex and Green Book, Corrie's been reading Chloe Hooper's The Arsonist  and with a nod to Tony Mokbel - Caro shares her favourite new zucchini recipe (see recipe below). 

    The ratings success of Married At First Sight is making Caro more than a little grumpy this week and in "6 Quick Questions" we debate the essence of pesto, talk Barnaby Joyce and Wallace Stegner and get a little excited about John B Fairfax investing in a new investigative arm of Crikey. 

    To wrap things up Corrie shares a slightly unconventional "GLT" for anyone battling with a testy toddler. 

    Crushed Courgettes (Zucchini)

    from Yottam Ottolenghi’s Simple.

    3 large courgettes, cut in half lengthways, then into 6cm pieces (850g)

    1 tsp dried mint

    5g picked thyme leaves

    70 ml olive oil

    1 whole head of garlic, separated into unpeeled cloves

    2 tbsp chopped mint leaves

    1 ½ tbsp chopped dill

    1 tbsp lemon juice

    Salt and black pepper

     

    Pre heat the oven to 200C fanPlace the courgettes in a bowl with the dried mint, thyme, oil, ¾ teaspoon of salt and some black pepper. Mix, then transfer to a medium baking dish: you want the courgettes to form a single layer, cut side up and sitting slightly overlapping. Bake for 15 minutes, then add the garlic cloves and bake for another 15 minutes, until the courgettes have softened and taken on some colour. Transfer everything to a colander (set over a bowl or the sink), pressing the courgettes so that they start to release some of their liquid. Set aside to cool for at least 30 minutes, discarding the liquid released.Transfer the contents of the colander to a mixing bowl and squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins (which can then be discarded). Mash everything together with a fork: if the skin of the courgettes is still a little touch, just use a knife to roughly chop them. Stir in the mint leaves, dill and lemon juice to serve.

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  • Ep 71 - 'I'm Never Going To Kondo My Wardrobe'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for episode 71 of our podcast ‘I'm Never Going To Kondo My Wardrobe’, we kick off the show with more listener messages and feedback than ever.

    There's a ‘Goal of the Month’ update and Corrie explains why the resignations and shake up at Melbourne University Press will have far reaching consequences. Does it now become an election issue?

    We mark the 10thanniversary of Black Saturday which brings back intense memories for so many including for Corrie who reported on the scene.

    Our thoughts are with fire threatened communities in Tasmania and Victoria who are grappling with fires as we speak.

    Could the government just please say sorry? Corrie wonders after the findings of the Banking Royal Commission were revealed.

    We hear from Josh Frydenberg and Caro predicts dire consequences for the Prime Minister.

     

    We say the AFLW competition kick off on the weekend, but is women’s footy getting overshadowed by AFLX?

    Caro offers up an analysis of the North Melbourne / Tasmania hybrid team. 

     

    Corrie’s “Crush this Week” is Behrouz Boochani who wrote his book ‘No Friend But the Mountains’ via WhatsApp and and translation from Manus Island.

    BSF

    Caro has been reading A Very British Coup and we’ve been watching The Cry on ABC TV. Corrie shares what she ensures is the best salsa verde recipe ever! Thanks Jamie Oliver.Salsa Verde  (see our Facebook page for pics of the recipe)

    Caro’s pledging to name and shame radio interviewees who refuse to learn the names of interviewers.

    In “6 Quick Questions” – how many old sayings have you had to drop as they’re now deemed politically incorrect? Vale Australian actress Carmen Duncan, Trinny’s back, Caro reports on her dinner with Anthony Green and we check in with good old Prince Phillip.

    Plus Caro has another great GLT.

     

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  • Ep 70 - 'I'm An Old-Fashioned Girl'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Episode 70 ‘I’m An Old-Fashioned Girl’.

    Former Olympic athlete Zali Steggall plans to take on Tony Abbott in the electorate of Warringah - we discuss the phenomenon of the celebrity candidate.  

    Inspired by the movie ‘The Front Runner’ we talk political sex scandals - how did so many  politicians got away with it for so long?

    Corrie’s keeping a close eye on the banking Royal Commission and Commissioner Honourable Kenneth Madison Hayne AC QC  is her ‘Crush of the Week’.

    Our "Crush of the Week" is proudly presented by The Interchange Bench. 

    If your business needs new players, pick them up from The Interchange Bench – the leading provider of temporary and contract talent. 

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    For talent so good, you’d wish you could keep them. 

     

    Corrie and Caro make their monthly “Something I’ve Never Done” pledge and serve up plenty of recommendations in “BSF”.      

    Corrie’s been reading Elizabeth Jane Howard’s ‘Marking Time’ (available HERE), Caro’s been to the movies to see ‘The Favourite’ and she shares a simple yet delicious lamb roast that will help you to use up all of last season’s preserves.

    In “6 Quick Questions” Serena Williams, Feb Fast and Aussie sayings are all on the agenda plus Caro has a GLT to help ease the pain of holiday’s ending.

    Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to our sister podcast The Book Pod. 

    In Episode 9 of The Book Pod ‘It Was A Slaughter Of Darlings And I Just Felt Fantastic’, Corrie Perkin welcomes her journalism hero David Marr to the studio. The topic: David’s new book My Country: Stories, Essays and Speeches. 

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    Caro’s Roast Lamb with Marmalade

    Ingredients

    1 leg of lamb

    Salt

    Rosemary

    Garlic

    Oil

    1 jar of marmalade

     

    Cut slits in lamb and rub in salt the night before. Wrap and refrigerate.

    Remove from the fridge an hour before cooking.

    Stud the lamb with garlic and rosemary.

    Heat your oven to normal roasting temperature.

    Pour a cup of marmalade over the lamb then continue to baste while it cooks.

    Cook your lamb as you normally would. You can make a gravy if you desire.

  • Ep 69 - 'You Do Martyrdom Better Than Anyone I Know'

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    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for a cup of tea at Caro’s beach house as We start with some New Year’s housekeeping and prepare to cope with post summer holiday blues.

    Caro has theories about Bill Shorten’s recent comments on drug use and gives Bernard Tomic and serve for his spiteful feud with Lleyton Hewitt.

    Caro and Corrie discuss Kelly O’Dwyer’s announcement that she will leave Federal Parliament and not contest the seat of Higgins at the next election. What now for women in the Liberal party?

    Melbourne morning radio is set for a huge shake up, ABC Radio Melbourne’s John Faine has announced he’ll take a step back from the mic next year. There’s quite an interesting list of suggested replacements and Caro thinks she knows just the woman for the job.

    Corrie undertakes a Summer holiday review and shares a few tips on how to take that Summer holiday feeling home with you.

    Corrie has a ‘Crush of the Week’ thanks to The Interchange Bench - Californian Senator Kamala Harris.     www.interchangebench.com.au 

    BSF

    Corrie reports on the Indie Book Awards and a stunning short list (perfect for some book club inspiration - see the list below) or checkout the full list HERE. 

    Caro’s blending her books and screen this week as she works her way through David Stratton’s ‘101 Marvellous Movies You May Have Missed’, plus Caro shares a simple Annabelle Crabb hot smoked salmon and greens recipe (recipe to below).

    Caro’s grumpy about more than just dog poo on the beach and early hot cross buns. 6 Quick Questions leads us down a couple of interesting rabbit holes from Gillette marketing men to men, suspended Aussie cricketers, how old is too old to drive?  

    Caro’s Good Local Tip is to hit the Op Shops now for bargains while everyone’s in decluttering mode.

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    A few (but not all) of the Recommendations Ep 69

    Counterpart’ on SBS

    ‘Nanette’ on Netflix

    ‘Succession’ on HBO

    ‘The Wizard of Lies’  HBO

    ‘101 Marvellous Movies You May Have Missed’ by David Stratton

    ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ on Netflix

    ‘Princes at War’ book by Deborah Cadbury

     

    Corrie’s Favourite Podcast – ‘Fortunately by Fi and Jane’ BBC

     

    Indie Book Awards 

    FICTION SHORTLIST

    The Lost Man by Jane Harper (Macmillan Australia)

    Shell by Kristina Olsson (Scribner Australia)

    The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton (Penguin Random House Australia)

    Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak (Picador Australia)

     

    NON-FICTION SHORTLIST

    The Land Before Avocado by Richard Glover (ABC Books, HarperCollins Australia)

    The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper (Penguin Random House Australia)

    Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee (Allen & Unwin)

    Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales (Penguin Random House Australia)

     

    DEBUT FICTION SHORTLIST

    Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (HarperCollins Australia)

    Scrublands by Chris Hammer (Allen & Unwin)

    The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)

    The Nowhere Child by Christian White (Affirm Press)

     

    Hot Smoked Salmon with Pea-Green Salad

    From ‘Special Guest’ by Annabel Crabb

     

    1.5kg salmon fillet, skin off

    ½ cup of salt

    ½ cup of soft brown sugar

    2 large handfuls of smoking chips.

     

    For the salmon. In a non-reactive bowl or container, dissolve the salt and sugar in 1.5litres (6 cups) of water and immerse the salmon. Cover and leave in the fridge to cure for 4 hours or overnight. Soak the smoking chips in water for the same amount of time.

    Remove the salmon from the brine and place on a rack and set over a baking tray. Return to the fridge to dry overnight - the drier it gets, the better.

    Drain the wood chips and put them in a foil tray (you can make one by scrunching up the sides of a large sheet of foil).

    Fire up your barbecue, igniting the grill but leaving the flatplate part switched off. Place your foil container of smoking chips over the heat. Once it starts to smoke (about 10 minutes) place the tray of salmon on the flatplate part (or grill) of the barbecue and close the lid, trapping the smoke and heat inside. Smoke the salmon for about 20 minutes, or until a knife pierced into the flesh reveals that the salmon is cooked, but still moist in the middle. Remove and leave to cool to room temperature

    Pea Green Salad

    Olive oil for cooking

    4 zucchini cut lengthwise into 5mm slices

    20 asparagus spears (woody ends snapped off)

    500g green beans, topped and tailed

    1 head of broccoli, sliced into 1cm wide florets

    200g sugar snap peas, trimmed

    200g frozen peas

    200g pea shoots


    Dressing

    200g frozen peas, thawed

    125g (1/2 cup sour cream)

    130 g (1/2 cup of Greek style yoghurt)

    60g (1/4 cup) good-quality mayonnaise

    1 tablespoon horseradish cream sauce

    1 tablespoon finely chopped preserved lemon rind

    Large handful of dill fronds

    4 spring onions, thinly sliced into rounds

    Juice of ½ lemon

    Dash of milk to thin, if necessary

     

    For the pea-green salad, lightly oil the zucchini slices and asparagus spears. Sear the vegetables on the barbecue (or on a chargrill pan over medium-high heat) until they are just tender. Remove and refrigerate. Next steam or boil the green beans and broccoli for about 4 minutes, adding sugar snap peas and frozen peas for the final minute. Blanch them all in cold water and drain, then refrigerate.

    For the dressing, just use a blender to blitz all of the ingredients until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper as required.

    Once all the greens are ready, gently toss them all together with the pea shoots, then tip out onto a huge shallow serving platter (use two if you have smaller ones). Flake over the salmon in big chunks. Zigzag the dressing over the top and you’re good to go.

    NB – you can purchase pre prepared hot smoked salmon from the supermarket.