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Cook like a QT chef at home, our Chefs are personally delivering you their best kept secrets and recipes every fortnight. Spoil your friends and family, these recipes are sure to get everyone’s mouth watering and will impress!

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Tweed Foodie Fest from 27th November

Tweed Foodie Fest was inspired after the 2011 inaugural “Foodie Friday” dinner party, which surprised organisers and attracted over 800 people.  The festival has since grown to a five day celebration of local food and food culture, with events and activities across the Tweed region. Agriculture and tourism are key building blocks of the Tweed […]

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Kuku Paka

Recipe of the month for October.

KUKU PAKA Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of cooking oil/butter 1 onion, finely sliced 2 Green peppers, chopped 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced Half Teaspoon of ground ginger 1 teaspoon curry powder 4 or 5 whole cloves 1 teaspoon of salt 1 whole chicken, cut into quarters or smaller 1 cup water 4 potatoes, cleaned and […]

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On the Gold Coast our weather has taken a huge turn to the scorching and if you’re anything like us, you’re finding yourself getting thirstier and thirstier as the mercury rises. At spaQ we’re always on the look-out for new ways to keep hydrated and our fabulous spaQ Manager Suzanne Dodds spotted this treasure trove […]

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Gold Coast Farmers Market

Situated at Miami, on the Gold Coast, Australia, “ the Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market” is the area’s first and only truly Organic Growers Market, selling the best quality, tastiest, most nutritious produce available to you. Every Sunday from 06:00 AM to 11:30 AM, this totally unique Market provides an extensive and complete range of […]

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Gallery 1Thursday, September 26, 2013 Join us AFTER DARK for a ‘Pecha Kucha’ style event – 5 images, 5 minutes. Selected artists exhibiting in The Border Art Prize 2013 exhibition will give short presentations about their practice – no more than five minutes in length, no more than five images. Bring friends and colleagues for a snappy, inspiring evening of […]


Crispy Salmon

How do I cook perfect crispy skinned salmon? taste.com.au says; Step 1: Place the salmon, skin-side up, on a chopping board and sprinkle with sea salt flakes. This helps crisp the skin. Step 2: Heat a little oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook salmon, skin-side down, for 4-5 minutes depending on thickness. […]

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habanero prawns

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MANGO HABANERO DRUNKEN PRAWNS Prawns: 6 prawns 400 mL tequila Sauce: 2 Mangoes 6 Green Habanero Chillies 10 grams of Coriander 20 mL of Lime juice Pinch of Salt 1 tablespoon of Brown Sugar 20 grams of Mint 20 grams of diced Spanish Onion 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder To Serve: Indian Pappadums   Marinate […]

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Raving for Raw

Raving for Raw

Okay, maybe it seems a little crazy, but the raw food movement seems to be gaining steam (not literally, of course). Whether or not you agree or think it’s all a little bit hippy, it’s proponents do have some science on their side. Health afficionados believe it’s better to eat ‘live’ food (vegetables) because heating […]

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Chipotle Corn Soup from Bazaar Marketplace

Source – Bazaar Chef Trent Syndenham This delicious soup is a new addition this week to Bazaar Gold Coast. Let me tell you one bowl is not enough. It’s addictive! So here is the recipe thanks to our chef Trent Sydenham for you to impress your friends at home.   Ingredients to make 5 litres […]

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Champagne with your tea, Sweetie?

This month we celebrate the power and versatility of La Gaia’s specialty range of teas made exclusively for spaQ. For the perfect cup of La Gaia iced tea add one teaspoon of tea to a tea pot with 250ml of near boiling water.  Leave to steep for between four to six minutes and cool in […]

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Recipe of the month!

Prawn and Pork Dumpling 10 wonton wrappers Groundnut oil to grease 2 tablespoons light soy sauce For the filling 125g minced pork 125g raw tiger prawns, shelled, deveined and roughly chopped 1 large spring onion, finely chopped 1 medium red chili finely chopped 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce […]

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Chilli Apple Pear Pearl Perch

  Chilli Jam:                            20 x Red Chillies 2 x Brown Onions 3 x Cinnamon Quills 2 x Star Anise 200g x Brown Sugar 200g x Caster Sugar 1 x Litre Water   Method: Slice chilliies in 2-3 cm pieces lengthways including seeds, slice onions, bring both sugars and water to the boil and reduce to […]

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Staff spotlight on Andre Horpazack Retamero

Name: Andre Horpazack Retamero Title: Dinner Host in Bazaar Country of Birth: Brazil (Baby) Education: Degree in Industrial Design Favourite Stingray Drink: Spicy Mexican Bloody Mary Favourite Bazaar Meal: Tamarind and lemon grass beef ribs What I love about my job: The amazing varieties of food stations, the aromas of spices, the friendly faces I meet, my work colleagues, learning and developing […]

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