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25 April, 2012

ANZAC Cookies

ANZAC Cookies
Posted in : Baking on by : admin

Being ANZAC Day, it seemed an appropriate time to try out Annabel Langbein’s Raisin & Almond ANZACs.   It didn’t take me too long to mix the ingredients – first the dry ones, then heat golden syrup, butter and water and add baking soda, then mix into the dry ingredients.  It took a little longer
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10 April, 2012

Marinated Pork Loin

Marinated Pork Loin
Posted in : Pork on by : admin

This is a great little recipe I picked up from the butcher one day when I was looking forsomething a bit different. First step is to make the marinade with garlic, olive oil, lime juice, chopped rosemary, and some honey; mix this together and pour over loin – I do rub the honey in with
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25 October, 2011

Strawberry Festival Cake

Strawberry Festival Cake
Comments : 1 Posted in : Baking, Fruit on by : admin

I entered the Best Decorated Strawberry Cake Competition at the inaugral Marlborough Strawberry Festival.  I did win first prize, although it wasn’t too hard considering there wasn’t any competition! I started out on Saturday morning making a Fatless Sponge in two tins.  Once these were cool I put a layer of strawberry jam and then fresh
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20 September, 2011

Kitchen Garden

Kitchen Garden
Posted in : Gardening on by : admin

I’ve decided that I need a garden this year, just a small one with a few plants – tomatoes, capsicum, lettuces. Anthony has built a little one for me and bought me a trailer of dirt… First will be some perpetual lettuces, a combination of different sorts.  In October, after the frosts have finished, I’ll plant
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9 June, 2011

Garlic Aioli

Garlic Aioli
Comments : 3 Posted in : Sauces on by : admin

We love aioli, on fries, on burgers, on salad, on potatoes…  And it is so easy to make. First thing to do is roast garlic: peel a head of garlic, cover the garlic in olive oil and roast for about 40-45 minutes in a 160 degree oven.  Allow to cool and store in the fridge
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22 May, 2011

Goulash

Goulash
Posted in : Crockpot, Pork on by : admin

I’m always on the lookout  for new uses for my crockpot – meals that are easy and tasty.  And so I discovered a goulash recipe that I adjusted slightly for my crockpot.  Goulash is a Hungarian dish, meat (usually pork, sometimes beef) cooked in a pepper sauce – capiscums, chillis, paprika, and roasted peppers –
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2 May, 2011

Easter Bunny Pie

Easter Bunny Pie
Posted in : Baking on by : admin

What is the best thing to do with broken Easter Bunnies? Make them into a pie! I had some broken bunnies, so I found a recipe for a chocolate pie. And melted down the bunnies (along with other ingredients) And made a pie. Which I took to work and it disappeared very quickly.

13 April, 2011

Weekend

Weekend
Comments : 1 Posted in : Baking, Chicken, Desserts, Fruit, Seafood, Soups on by : admin

The weekend started out on Friday – with a Brownie Bakeoff at work.  I’d organised it because I’m sure MY brownie recipe is the best!  But I guess it is all down to personal taste in the end.  I made Strawberries and White Chocolate Brownies. Cream 100gm unsalted butter and 1 1/4 cup sugar until
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3 April, 2011

Burgers

Burgers
Posted in : Beef, Burgers on by : admin

Mmm, burgers.  I got a copy of the latest Jamie magazine and it had a great picture on the front – it was so good I had to try it. The burger pattie was very easy – mix salt and pepper into high quality beef mince, shape into a pattie and sear in a frying
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23 March, 2011

First Crockpot of the Year

First Crockpot of the Year
Posted in : Beef, Crockpot on by : admin

The weather is getting colder, and it is time for the winter foods to begin.  The other day I got my Crockpot out for the first time this year and made a simple, tasty dish.  It was great to come home to a lovely smelling house, and all we needed was some mashed potatoes. I
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