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Plight of the Tasmanian Devil

RED KELLYS TASMANIA BLOG 04/07/17 – Plight of the Tasmanian Devil Tasmanian Devils are actually a marsupial from the family of Dasyurids. After the Thylacine was declared extinct in 1936 Devils were named as the biggest carnivorous marsupial in the world. And, following the introduction of the Looney Tunes character, “Tas Devil”, they gained worldwide […]

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Where to go to the snow in Hobart

28/06/17 – Where to go to the snow in Hobart With the arrival of Winter (and sometimes every other season) in Tasmania comes the arrival of snow. When cold air pumps up to Tasmania from the great Southern Ocean and beyond and there’s some precipitation to go with it we will often get a good […]

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Not a kale fan? Here’s why you need to jump on the kale bandwagon – for your own good

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 12 months – and we assume you haven’t – then you would have heard of kale, the super vegetable that has been, and still is, all the rage among the health conscious. To be completely honest, we thought that kale, like any other health […]

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How many kinds of vegetarians are there? Your guide to a meat free diet, in case you were considering one

Lots of people are turning to a meat free diet for a number of reasons, including personal choice, health purposes and the cost factor. But as you would have figured out by now, not all meat free diets are alike. Are you vegetarian or are you vegan? What do those terms even mean? Veganism at […]

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If you’re not already a quinoa fan, here’s why you’re missing out big time

High up in the Andes, the quinoa (pronounced keen-whah) harvest will begin in late March, as it has done for many years. Back in 1955, researcher Philip White wrote an article, which, at the time, very few people read, but he hailed quinoa as a superfood 50 years before the marketing gurus even coined the […]

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We love Tasmania! 5 Facts that make Tassie (even more) awesome

Anyone who’s ever been to Tasmania knows how awesome our beloved island is, but sometimes we just want to remind ourselves (and you!) of why it’s such a fabulous place to live, work and raise a family. We already know that we have some of the most stunning scenery, cleanest air and highest quality produce, […]

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5 Tricks to get your kids eating their least favourite veggies

The challenge of getting kids to eat their veggies is well known. Save for the occasional child who actually enjoys their vegetables, most kids seem to develop a dislike for them at one point or another. The top five vegetables that are most frequently greeted with a sour face, or even spat out if you […]

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Top 3 most popular Christmas movies

We’ve all got our favourite Christmas carols, but what about Christmas movies? The Nightmare Before Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street and Elf are some of the best seasonal favourites out there, but you might disagree. That’s totally okay. We understand – movie preferences are subjective. But if you’re after a movie to watch this Christmas […]

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10 Tips for the best Christmas party ever

Christmas is that most wonderful time of the year, when family and friends get together to eat, drink and be merry. In short, it’s a time for parties! If you were picked to host your family get-together this year, you’ve probably been planning and preparing your Christmas Day party for weeks. Now, with just two […]

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Recipe: Barbecued chicken fillets

Servings: 4 Ingredients: 4pcs chicken fillets, cut into half through the centre to form 2 thinner fillets 500g Desiree potatoes, halved 3 corn cobs, peeled, washed, sliced into 3cm thick pieces 250g punnet cherry tomatoes 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped ½ cup flat-leaf parsley (leaves only), finely chopped 1tbs olive oil Salt & black pepper […]

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3 Easy Christmas crafts for the kids

Crafts are one of the best ways to keep the kids occupied during the school holidays, so get them involved this Christmas by letting them make decorations for their rooms, the family Christmas tree, or even as gifts for their friends! 1. Easy Homemade Christmas Ornaments 2. Christmas Candy Cane Reindeer 3. Make your own […]

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5 Little known facts about Christmas

Christmas is such a ubiquitous part of our lives that many of us don’t give it a second thought. But do you really know how Santa Claus came about and is Christmas Day really the birthday of Jesus Christ? Here are 5 facts about Christmas that you might not have known. Save these up for […]

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Recipe: Roasted pumpkin & feta salad

Servings: 12 Ingredients: 1 butternut pumpkin (about 1.5kg), quartered lengthways, peeled, de-seeded, thinly sliced 3 medium red onions, cut into wedges 300g baby spinach leaves 200g feta, crumbled ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 3tbs maple syrup or honey Salt & black pepper to season ½ cup Red Kellys Traditional Dressing 1 cup walnuts, chopped […]

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How to make a Christmas stocking

Christmas decorations aren’t complete without a Christmas stocking (or three), but instead of running out to the shops for one, why not try your hand at making your own? This DIY Christmas stocking tutorial that we found on YouTube looks easy enough, even for DIY stocking novices such as ourselves! Sewing machine and basic sewing […]

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Just for the kids: Strawberry & watermelon lemonade

Servings: 8 Ingredients: 1 cup fresh strawberries, stem removed, halved 8 cups watermelon, deseeded, roughly chopped up ½ cup fresh lemon juice ¼ cup fresh lime juice ½ cup sugar (or adjust to taste) 2 cups water (or 3 cups ice cubes on a hot day) Some mint leaves and thinly sliced lemon for garnishing […]

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Recipe: Barbecued salmon

Servings: 12 Ingredients: 12pcs Atlantic salmon fillets, skin on 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/3 cup dill (leaves only), finely chopped 1 bunch lemon thyme, finely chopped ½ cup olive oil 2 lemons, juiced Salt & pepper for seasoning ½ cup Red Kellys Traditional Dressing Lemon wedges to serve   Method Step 1: In a […]

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5 Gift wrapping ideas and hacks

Receiving gifts might be one of the best things about the holiday season, but wrapping gifts? Not so much. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably always on the lookout for easy, quick yet beautiful ways to wrap your Christmas presents. Well, you’re in luck! Here, in no particular order, are 5 gift wrapping ideas […]

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5 Easy to make Christmas decorations

Want to get crafty this Christmas? Whether you’re the DIY sort looking to add a personal touch to this year’s festivities, or just want to get the family involved in a little seasonal art and craft, these 5 easy to make Christmas decorations are right up your alley. They’re easy to make and will look […]

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Top 6 places to go fishing in Tasmania

Some of the best things about living in Tasmania are the abundant wildlife, stunning outdoors and, of course, the amazing local produce. We count ourselves very fortunate to have some of the best food and drink available in Australia right in our own backyard, and for those who love being outdoors, there certainly isn’t a […]

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Good reasons to eat a salad today

Habits are hard to break and it can be very easy to slip into unhealthy eating habits, but with a small change to your diet you can begin the route to a fitter and healthier way of life. This starts with swapping French fries for a filling, tasty and nutritious salad as a side order […]

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Top 5 Tasmanian food specialities

We might have said it before but we’ll say it again: one of the best things about living in Tasmania is having all this amazing, high quality, delicious produce, food and wine practically on our doorstep! If you haven’t been down to Tassie, we cannot recommend it enough. In fact, to entice the foodies among […]

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Tips on how to host a delightful dinner party

Hosting a dinner party can be fun and just a little daunting at the same time. This should be your moment to shine, when you can showcase your home, not to mention your catering and entertainment skills, plus it’s a great opportunity to get to know your chosen guests on a more personal level. There’s […]

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How well do you know the Tasmanian Devil?

At Red Kellys Tasmania, we love our Tassie Devils. We’re huge fans of the Devils in Danger Foundation here in Tasmania, and we were thrilled to learn recently that one of the Tassie Devils that we support through the foundation is pregnant! Mention the Tasmanian Devil, and those of us who are of a certain […]

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Tired of the same old salads? Try these unconventional salad ingredients

  Salads might be very good for you, but let’s be honest, unless you’re willing to get adventurous and mix things up a little, they can also get a bit boring if all you’re eating are the same few vegetables every single time. Changing up that salad dressing and trying new recipes are a great […]

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What does “organic” really mean?

Organic farming and sales of organic produce are on the increase, along with rising consumer demand for this type of food. No longer the preserve of small neighbourhood groceries or the market stallholder, many supermarkets these days have their own organic produce aisle as well. Most people know organic produce to be the healthier option […]

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Entertaining this weekend? Try these unusual salad recipes

Some people are born to host dinner parties – they love to entertain and they’re fantastic at every aspect of having guests over, from décor and menu planning to making sure the right people sit next to each other. But for the rest of you who perhaps aren’t quite as adept at playing host, coming […]

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Weekend Feast‘s Traditional Chicken Caesar Salad with Creamy Caesar Dressing

Weekend Feast is a Channel 10 cooking show that features a range of the best chefs from the most recognised cooking shows in Australia. Red Kellys Tasmania was once again featured in Weekend Feast in a sumptuous Traditional Chicken Caesar Salad with Creamy Caesar Dressing, which you can check out below! To view the recipe, just click […]

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Be in the know! Here are the new superfoods for 2015

Do you know your superfoods? A marketing term that was coined to describe foods that contain a myriad of health benefits, superfoods have become major trends among the health conscious in the past couple of years. And if you knew that 2014 was the year of quinoa and kale as the superfoods of choice, then […]

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Most popular salad dressing flavours and their uses

Salad dressings have been around in their most simple format, a combination of oil and herbs or mustard and honey, for hundreds of years. But while salad dressings today come in all forms and flavours, with a rich variety available on supermarket shelves, there are several that have stood the test of taste buds over […]

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Tips on how to make your salads more interesting

Salads have come a long way from a few slices of tomato and cucumber carefully placed on a bed of lettuce. These days, a bowl of salad can be a meal in itself, and there are a number of ways to mix and match ingredients that will provide you and your guests with a show-stopping […]

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What should consumers look out for when buying salad dressing?

There is a large range of salad dressing available on supermarket shelves to tempt even the most selective consumer. Ready-made dressings are of great benefit to busy people who need to prepare a meal in double quick time, but before you select a jar or bottle purely based on cost and convenience, it pays to […]

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Prawn & Potato Salad with Red Kellys Tasmania Sweet Chilli and Lime Dressing

Weekend Feast is a Channel 10 cooking show that features a range of the best chefs from the most recognised cooking shows in Australia. Red Kellys Tasmania was privileged to be featured in Weekend Feast in a delicious Spiced Prawn and Potato Salad recipe. A clip of this sumptuous recipe can be viewed below!   […]

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