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At Odgers and McClelland Exchange Stores Duncan and Megan take care to select tools that you'll use in the garden and kitchen for decades to come. These are the goods you'll reach for daily. They are practical, elegant and beautiful. As one of our customers, Wendy, puts it they are "last-a-lifetime, hand-me-down" heirloom territory. Falcon enamelware, timber utensils, and Mason Csh ceramics seasonal favourites are the go-to kitchenware essentials that you'll need for cooking, including pie dishes in every shape, serving spoons and ladles, tea pots in various sizes, baking and roasting trays, and serveware (plates, bowls, mugs, tumblers). Add to that Burgon and Ball gardening tools to make specific tasks easier from weeding fingers, Royal Horticultural Society endorsed secateurs, and classic trowels and forks, to potato harvesters, and asparagus knives and our popular razor hoe mutli-purpose gardening tool.

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Chai chocolate chip biscuits

September 12, 2018

Chai chocolate chip biscuits

Don't you just love it when new recipes hit your email inbox. Immediately I am transported (read distracted) into the kitchen, imagining new dishes to try my hand at cooking, inspired by seasonal flavours, and expanding my skills. If a recipe title includes the word chai, it grabs my attention straight away. It is the beginning of spring, yet chai holds its allure. A recipe for Chai chocolate chip biscuits posted by ABC Life last Wednesday had me reaching for my phone to make a shopping list and I made the biscuits on Sunday. The recipe author Thalia Ho, of Butter and Brioche food blog, introduced me to a new technique called pan banging, literally banging the baking sheet against the oven rack several times during cooking to help the biscuit dough spread during baking. For the first time I used a small ice-cream scoop to measure out the biscuit dough, a tip I picked up from customers buying ice-cream scoops in our shop, resulting in eye-pleasing, uniform sized biscuits.