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australia, jerk chicken, linseed chia bread, rawspicebar, recipe -

We are all about quality food that is easy to make and tastes amazing.  We have discovered some delicious food that is easy to make when you are in a hurry but don’t want to eat oil laden fast food.  Enjoy making and eating this Jerk Chicken with Linseed Chia Bread. Jerk Chicken Wings Ingredients RawSpiceBar’s Scotch Bonnet Jerk 1 onion chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced Juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp brown sugar 700gm chicken wings 6 tbsp vegetable oil   Directions Remove chicken from fridge and let it come to room...

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australia, cupcakes, koko samoa, measina, melbourne, recipe, vanilla -

Hands up if you are busy!?  We are all very busy doing our own things.  This weekend I need to make delicious goodies for a hen’s party, get my son ready and off to scout camp, write my blog and do my other work stuff as well as prepare for the market of the year.  Being that we are all time poor and if you are like me lacking in the Martha Stewart baking skills department, then this recipe is what you need to add a touch of Samoa to your next baking experience. I am proud of the fact...

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australia, blog, coconut oil, lavalava, measina, melbourne, movie review, pareau, three wise cousins -

We were lucky to see a private screening of Three Wise Cousins in Melbourne.  A theatre of 300 filled to the brim of Samoans ready to laugh and be entertained.  It wasn’t like any other movie screening I had been to, not even in Samoa.  As my son and I sat down we were offered a packet of popcorn from a complete stranger as they had ordered more than they could eat, thank you again kind man.  Then before the movie started as a group we all did the mili and pati (there is probably an actual term for this,...

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australia, baby sling, blog, lavalava, measina, pareau, samoa, sarong, tablecloth, throw blanket -

A lavalava is a piece of cloth used as clothing.  It is also known around the world as a sarong and pareau.  It is worn by both men and women at any time of the day.  It can be worn while taking an outside shower, going for a swim in the ocean, as pyjamas and even as an evening gown to a fancy party. While the most common use of a lavalava is as a piece of clothing there are other ways that you can use your lavalava.  Here are thee ways to use a lavalava. 1. Lavalava Throw Blanket Most lavalavas...

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australia, AVID, blog, measina, origin story, samoa -

I recently wrote this on my personal blog and felt that it was necessary for our customers to know this story. Not many of you know that I spent my last year in Samoa on assignment as an Australian Volunteer for International Development. I have been lucky enough to be one of the Victorian State Reps for returned volunteers and was able to attend a workshop in Adelaide this past weekend. Part of the workshop included public speaking and me presenting a three minute presentation. As you all know I suck at public speaking but I was pretty happy with...

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