Luxe food, wine & homewares goodies!

September 22, 2009

New foodie things for your to check out before you chain yourself to the couch ready for celebrity MasterChef!

Asian wine

Love Thai, Indian, Vietnamese? Why not try the new Aja (pronounced Asia) which is made specifically for Asian cuisine? The special blend enhances the delicately fragrant flavours of, for example, a chicken and lemon grass stir-fry and counteracts the heat of spicier dishes such as lamb madras. Aja Blush is also now on the market – a lower alcohol, lightly sparkling Moscato blush wine. From $20 visit for stockists.

Guilt-free snacks

Healthy snack food company, Slim Secrets has just launched two new products, Slim Secrets Designer Cookies, $5.95, and Guilt-Free Potato Chips, $1.99. The chips are 97 per cent fat free and gluten free and the cookies even contain the super-food Chia Seeds and are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, fibre & Omega!

Cute cookbook

“Little Kitchen: 40 delicious and simple things that children can really make” by Sabrina Parrini ($29.95, Hardie Grant Books) is full of fun, tasty recipes aimed squarely at kids, with easy-to-understand instructions and inspiring photographs. And it’s not all just biscuits either!

New red for summer

Veraé, $17.99, is the new refreshing summer red from Wolf Blass. Best served chilled it offers the refreshment of a white with the delicious full-bodied taste of a red. Try it at your next BBQ! Visit for more info.

Outdoor accessories

The 2009/2010 SunnyLIFE collections represent the best of the Australian way of life and love of outdoor living. Enjoy the freedom summer offers with new designs in Bamboo, Outdoor Furniture, Napery and the iconic Beach range. Stocked in David Jones or call SunnyLIFE on 03 9421 6325 or visit

Flirty chocolates

As if chocolates weren’t sex enough, Newman’s have created The Pleasure Society Cubes ($7.99 – $9.99)! As the name suggests, they’re guaranteed to offer a pleasurable experience for all who indulge. With flirting and romantic rules on each box and flavours such as Chilli Bites they make a great gift! Head to David Jones or call 03 9355 8540 or visit

Free noodles

Suri Cruise recently had wagamama with Mum Katie Holmes so why not give your little one the A-list treatment for free? wagamama is giving all children under 12 the chance to eat free when Mum or Dad purchases a main meal! The mini yakitori noodles, mini chicken ramen, mini fish katsu or edamame beans are all great choices. Stores in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane or Perth –

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