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Roast chicken with fennel and orange

Spring has well and truly arrived in Melbourne. Farmers markets have a bounty of broad beans, golden beets, asparagus and baby artichokes, and tomato seedlings are ready for planting, hinting that summer is not too far away. Spring also means farewell to winter greats – oranges and fennel – which have brightened many colder winter…

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Rhubarb, pistachio and orange tart

My brother in law has been planting a number of vegetables in the back garden of the family home for several years, ever since my father became unwell and wasn’t able to do much gardening. Vegetables papĂ  and mamma didn’t like or know much about started appearing in the garden – corn, rhubarb and hot…