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Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin are best friends and it's time to start recording their conversations. Everything from sport to food to lifestyle are covered. Nothing is off limits. Just don't shoot the messenger.

Don't Shoot The Messenger SEN

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 655 Ratings

Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin are best friends and it's time to start recording their conversations. Everything from sport to food to lifestyle are covered. Nothing is off limits. Just don't shoot the messenger.

    Ep 189 - Give Me That Plucky Heroine

    Ep 189 - Give Me That Plucky Heroine

    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 189

    Thanks to Red Energy for supporting our podcast - voted most satisfied customers 11 years in a row.

    Our special guest on the show this week is Kate Roffey the President of the Melbourne Football Club. Kate chats to us from Quarantine in Perth ahead of the 2021 Grand Final between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.

    In The Cocktail Cabinet for Prince Wine Store we discuss our Grand Final drinks picks.

    •Vollereaux Brut Reserve NV at $77.00
    •William Feve Chablis
    •Coopers Ultra Light beer (from the supermarket)
    •Bellotta's 'Grand Final or Bust' Boxes. 2 people for $80 or 3 people for $120

    Head to our dedicated Don't Shoot the Messenger page HERE and use the promo code MESS at checkout online to receive a listener discount. Prince Wine Store - bringing wine enthusiasts the greatest wine in the world.

    Corrie's Crush of the Week is Eddie Betts and the Paul Kelly tribute song - you can watch Paul and Eddie on AFL 360 discussing the song HERE.

    In BSF for Red Energy we review;

    •Cosy crime including the Inspector Bruno series by Martin Walker
    •Strong Female Lead on SBS On Demand
    •Julia's Butter Biscuits and Rosemary and Parmesan Thins (see recipes below).

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    Don't Shoot the Messenger is produced by Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network.

    Julia's Butter Biscuits

    4 oz (113 grams) of butter
    4 oz (113 grams) of soft brown sugar
    One tablespoon golden syrup or treacle
    Beat until fluffy

    Add one teaspoon of vanilla essence then
    5 oz (142 grams) of self raising flour.

    Roll into balls, flatten with fork. Add a flaked almond to each one.
    Bake at 170 in middle rack of oven for about 15-20 minnutes.
    Makes 30-40 biscuits.

    Parmesan and Rosemary Thins from Complete Baking by Caroline Brethereton

    Makes 15-20.
    Prep 10 minutes
    Chill 1 hr
    Prep ahead the unbaked dough can be frozen for up to 12 weeks
    Bake 15 minutes
    Store the thins will keep in an airtight container for 3 days

    Special Equipment
    6cm round pastry cutter
    Food processor with blade attachment (optional)

    Ingredients
    60g unsalted butter, softened and diced
    75g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
    60g parmesan cheese, finely grated
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1 tbsp chopped rosemary or thyme or basil

    1. Place the butter and the flour in a bowl, or in the food processor. Rub together with your fingertips, or pulse-blend until the mixture resembles crumbs. Add the parmesan, black pepper and chopped he...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 188 - Grind My Gears Caro

    Ep 188 - Grind My Gears Caro

    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 188 - Grind My Gears Caro.

    Thanks to Red Energy for supporting our podcast - voted most satisfied customers 11 years in a row.

    This week on the show we discuss;

    •The politics of vaccination - who's stuffed up, who's covered up
    •The AFL's vaccination policy - is it tough enough?
    •The Australian National Summit on Women's Safety
    •Leigh Sales' 'Why Women Are Angry' on ABC TV - watch it HERE.

    In The Cocktail Cabinet for Prince Wine Store, Myles Thompson suggests a couple of perfect Spring drops for us;

    •Legado de Moncayo Garnacha for $28 and
    •Debortoli Vinoque Same Same (pinot, Pinot Meunier blend) for $21.

    Head to our dedicated Don't Shoot the Messenger page HERE and use the promo code MESS at checkout online to receive a listener discount. Prince Wine Store - bringing wine enthusiasts the greatest wine in the world.

    In BSF for Red Energy we talk about;

    •Appointment with Venus by Jerrard Tickell
    •The Gurnsey Potato Peel and Literary Society
    •A couple of great Jamie Oliver recipes (see recipes below) including Baked Eggs in Popped Beans

    This week Corrie is grumpy about Melbourne's road rage issues

    In 6 Quick Questions we discuss;

    •Scott Morrison crossing the boarder for Father's Day
    •The verdict on ABBA's new songs - listen HERE.
    •The AFL Grand Final being at night
    •Springs GLT's
    •Alter Eco Chocolate

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    Don't Shoot the Messenger is produced by Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network.


    Jamie Oliver's Baked Eggs in Popped Beans
    Ingredients

    •250 g mixed-colour ripe cherry tomatoes
    •½ a lemon
    •extra virgin olive oil
    •4 sprigs of fresh basil
    •1 x 400 g tin of cannellini beans
    •1 good pinch of fennel seeds
    •2 large free-range eggs
    •2 slices of seeded wholemeal bread
    •2 heaped teaspoons ricotta cheese
    •thick balsamic vinegar , optional
    •hot chilli sauce , optional

    Method

    •Halve the tomatoes, place in a bowl and toss with the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of oil and a pinch of sea salt. Pick, tear and toss in the basil leaves (reserving the smaller ones for garnish), then leave aside to macerate for a few minutes.
    •Meanwhile, place a large non-stick frying pan on a high heat.
    •Drain the beans and put into the hot pan with the fennel seeds and a pinch of black pepper. Leave for 5 minutes, shaking occasionally - you want them to char and pop open, bursting their skins.
    •Pour the macerated tomatoes into the pan with 100ml of water, season, then leave to bubble away vigorously fo...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep 187 - I Had Eclectic Tastes as a Child

    Ep 187 - I Had Eclectic Tastes as a Child

    Join Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin for Ep 187 - I Had Eclectic Tastes as a Child.

    Thanks to Red Energy for supporting our podcast - voted most satisfied customers 11 years in a row.

    This week Caro and Corrie discuss the week that was in lockdown. Are old state rivalries emerging as we contemplate the equity of vaccine distribution?

    We talk about the fashion impacts of extended lockdown - in with the ugg boots out with the heels, out with the dresser and in with the elasticised waistbands. Will we ever return to our pre-COVID dress habits?

    Ahead of the 2nd week of the AFL finals series we discuss the seeming disbelief Melbourne supporters are displaying and predictions for the round ahead.

    Corrie's Crush of the Week for Red Energy is Sarah Ferguson and the team at 4 Corners who are standing strong in the face of rabid criticism from News Corp over the reporting of the Fox and The Big Lie episodes.

    In The Cocktail Cabinet for Prince Wine Store Myles has 3 recommendations for red wine gifts for Father's Day.

    •Michael Hall Flaxman Shiraz
    •Rizzi Barbera 2018
    •Droit Rive Gauche Cote du Rhone

    Head to our dedicated Don't Shoot the Messenger page HERE and use the promo code MESS at checkout online to receive a listener discount. Prince Wine Store - bringing wine enthusiasts the greatest wine in the world.

    In BSF we discuss comfort reading classics including;
    · The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
    · Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
    · The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley
    · The Ladies in Black by Madeline St John
    · I Capture the Castle by Dody Smith
    · Plus authors Dorothy Sayers, Marjorie Allingham and Shirley Hazard

    Caro recommends The Chair on Netflix

    Corrie suggests cleaning out the fridge and making soup or risotto... and Caro used Clem's Cafe De Paris Butter to make a tasty stuffing for roast chicken - check out the recipes below.


    We also talk about childhood pin ups, annoying puppy habits and the return of ABBA.

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    Don't Shoot the Messenger is produced by Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network.

    Corrie threw the following into her soup;
    · Garlic
    · Chili
    · Ginger
    · Leek
    · Maggie Beer's chicken stock
    · Potatoes
    · Broccoli
    · Cauliflower
    · Spinach
    · Herbs including parsley

    Cook until tender, blend in a food processor then add back to the pot and warm. Season to taste and serve with parmigiana regiano and some natural yoghurt and chopped fresh herbs plus some crusty bread.

    Clem's Cafe De Paris Butter
    150g unsaled butter
    chives, tarragon and parsley (you don't need all three - and if you only want to use one Caro suggests parsley)
    1 shallot
    1 c...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 186 - All They Want Is A Swing and A Slide

    Ep 186 - All They Want Is A Swing and A Slide

    Join Caro and Corrie for Ep 186.

    Thanks to Red Energy for supporting our podcast - voted most satisfied customers 11 years in a row.

    This week we discuss;

    •Our latest week of lockdown and the rumours of the carrots being dangled to encourage Sydneysiders to get vaccinated - what would be a suitable reward for Victorians?
    •How our leaders dealing with the crisis this month
    •With news that David Teague has been sacked from Carlton, Corrie and Caro discuss which clubs handled dismissals better this season

    In The Cocktail Cabinet for Prince Wine Store Myles introduces us to Tam Navulin Double Cask Whiskey - perfect for Father's Day.

    Head to our dedicated Don't Shoot the Messenger page HERE and use the promo code MESS at checkout online to receive a listener discount. Prince Wine Store - bringing wine enthusiasts the greatest wine in the world.

    Caro's Crush of the Week for Red Energy is Peter Gutwein the Tasmanian Premier who's standing up against the AFL.

    Plus in BSF we discuss;

    •The Girl From the Channel Islands by Jenny Lecoat
    •Nine Perfect Strangers (Amazon Prime)
    •The Sandham Murders (SBS on Demand)
    •Clean and Green Pasta by Sarah Pound of Two Pounds Food (see recipe below)

    Plus in 6 Quick Questions we pay tribute to Charlie Watts from The Rolling Stones, pit I Dream Of Jeanie against Bewitched! and ponder Nigella Lawson's decision to change the name of her Slut Red Raspberries in Chardonnay Jelly recipe.

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    Don't Shoot the Messenger is produced by Corrie Perkin, Caroline Wilson and produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield for Sports Entertainment Network.

    Sarah Pound's Clean & Lean Green Pasta

    Ingredient: Serves 4
    Prep time: 15 mins
    Cook time: 15 mins

    Ingredients:
    - 2 tablespoons of olive oil
    - 1 packet of spaghetti (or your desired pasta)
    - 1 cup chopped rocket
    - 1 cup chopped kale
    - 1/2 cup lemon juice
    - 1 zucchini, roughly chopped
    - 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    - 1/2 bunch basil, leaves torn
    - 1/2 bunch parsley, roughly chopped
    - 1 cup raw or roasted cashews (leave a few for garnish)
    - 2/3 cup of water
    - 1/2 teaspoon of salt
    - 1 teaspoon of pepper
    - 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)
    - Parmesan cheese for topping (optional)

    Method:
    1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and add back into pot. Set aside.

    2. Meanwhile, add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a frying pan on medium heat. Add chopped zucchini. Cook for a 4-5 minutes, stirring. Add the garlic for the last minute and stir. Set aside to cool.

    3. In a food processor or blender, add the sautéed zucchini & garlic, kale, rocket, parsley, basil, lemon juice, cashews, water, salt, pepper and chilli flakes (option...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    BONUS - Round 23 Footy Tips

    BONUS - Round 23 Footy Tips

    Join Caroline Wilson, Corrie Perkin and producer Jane Nield as they tip Round 16 of the 2021 AFL season.

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    • 7 min
    Ep 185 - The Too Hard Basket

    Ep 185 - The Too Hard Basket

    Join Caro and Corrie for Ep 185 - The Too Hard Basket.

    Thanks to Red Energy for supporting our podcast - voted most satisfied customers 11 years in a row.

    This week we discuss;

    •New Lockdown 6 restrictions as anger replaces apathy
    •The ABC's new series The Newsreader prompts a walk down memory lane

    In The Cocktail Cabinet for Prince Wine Store Myles takes us to San Gimignano in Tuscany with two affordable and delicious wines from Fontaleoni.

    Head to our dedicated Don't Shoot the Messenger page HERE and use the promo code MESS at checkout online to receive a listener discount. Prince Wine Store - bringing wine enthusiasts the greatest wine in the world.

    Corrie's Crush of the Week for Red Energy is the Boomers and the Australian basketball community who have elevated the game to it's current status, including Luc Longley who was featured on Australian Story recently in a two part episode called One Giant Leap.

    In BSF we talk about;

    •The Master by Colm Toibin
    •Joanna Lumley's Britain
    •Veal and Porcini Ragu by Deb Middleton (see recipe below).
    •Corrie's guest spot on the From the Hip podcast with Mish and Kath. Check it out HERE or subscribe in your favourite podcast app or Spotify.

    Plus Caro's more than a little Grumpy with AFL for putting footy in Tasmania in the 'too hard basket'.

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    Veal and Porcini Ragu by Deb Middleton
    Serves 6
    Preparation: 30 mins
    Cooking Time: 1 hour

    1 kg diced veal, preferably rump
    2 stalks parsely, sage, rosemary
    2 star anise
    ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    ¼ cup olive oil
    1 brown onion, chopped
    2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
    500g swiss brown mushrooms, finely diced
    50g dried porcini mushrooms, soaked in warm water for ½ hour
    1 teaspoon porcini powder (available from the Essential Ingredient)
    1 tub tomato paste
    250ml dry red wine
    250ml dry white wine
    Salt and petter.

    Preheat oven to 150 degrees C

    Heat a large non-stick pan, add veal and cook until brown. Add herb stalks, star anise and nutmeg. Stir to combine and then set aside.

    Heat olive oil in large heavy-based oven-proof saucepan, add onion and garlic and saute until soft. Add sliced Swiss brown mushrooms, soaked porcini and porci...

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
655 Ratings

655 Ratings

nh469 ,

Great walking buddies.

Love listening to the girls as I pound the streets. I’ve been listening since episode one and have enjoyed the recipes, book recommendations and screen suggestions. The addition of Miles from Prince Wine Store is a great move. Keep up the great work Caro, Corrie and Miss Jane.

Zac Campari ,

Question for Cato

Channel 7 showed Tony Libertore in the crowd on Friday night.
I thought that under COVID rules only Geelong residents were allowed.

Regards
Steve
Barooga

BourkieThe CricketNutter ,

May as well listen to the leftist ABC

What was once my fav Podcast has disintegrated into left wing propaganda . Corrie thinks her opinion is the only opinion that is worth having and Caro she just dribbles along and since her husband has been part of Daniel Andrews team well apparently thinks Dan can do no wrong . I used to listen for the great book and film suggestions and the food chat but now it’s political nonsense and so one sided it’s laughable . I imagine they have lost many listeners . Must have been nice for Caro to travel overseas for the birth of her grandchild whilst Australians are not allowed to visit or sit with a dying relative . So disappointing but Caro and Corrie you’ve both lost the plot .

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