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Corn and crab soup

October 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on Corn and crab soup

The list of ingredients may look long, but this is an easy recipe and is very delicious. Trick is to saut√© onion and garlic mix very gently to avoid burning. You will need: 2 Tbsps olive oil 6 Shallots (or 1 onion) 4 Garlic cloves 1 Tsp Ginger paste (or chopped fresh ginger) 1 Tbsp […]

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Asparagus soup

October 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Asparagus soup

Spring and asparagus is here! This is a treat that is very special. Growing up in a climate to hot to grow asparagus – it came in a tin. A very poor substitute for fresh asparagus. 2 Bunches Asparagus 500 ml Chicken stock 5 Shallots 2 Young garlic plants 2 Tbsps Olive oil 25 g […]

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Recipes from Ross

August 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on Recipes from Ross

Ross and Mark have been and gone – loved having them it was great to catch up. Like most of the rest of the family, Ross loves cooking and recipes and reinvents mine so check out his blog. Posted from Auckland, New Zealand.

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Rhubarb Relish

March 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I’ve had some very unsuccessful jam making attempts – including having to throw out a very good pot because I burnt it so badly! So I am very cautious about making anything that goes into a bottle.¬† But my rhubarb is growing like the proverbial bean stalk and I need to do something with it. […]

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Summer Courgette Soup

March 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Summer Courgette Soup

With Rob away meatless meals are an option and being tired of salads this soup is suprisingly refreshing. Also takes advantage of a crop of courgettes. You will need: 1/2 and onion finely chopped 1 carot peeled and grated 1 stalk of celery, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed Zest of lemon – finely grated […]

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Apple Bread Rolls

January 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Apple Bread Rolls

These are good – moist with a crisp crust. 1/2 cup warm water 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast 3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 of olive oil (use approximately half in each of 2 stages) 1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored and grated 1/2 cup milk (plus 1/2 cup extra […]

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Tequila Fried Green Beans

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Tequila Fried Green Beans

Green beans, washed, topped and tailed and cut into 2cm lengths Olive oil – about 1 tablespoon Pine nuts or sliced almonds 1/2 shot of tequila Heat olive oil and stir fry beans over a high heat. Keep beans moving and they will brown slightly. Add nuts – stir to keep from burning and while […]

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Spanish Rice – Kinda

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Spanish Rice – Kinda

I used: 1 onion chopped Olive oil 4 cloves garlic chopped 1 cup arborio rice 1 tin chopped Italian tomatoes in juice 1 1/2 cups water 2 OXO chicken stock cubes 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon raw sugar 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 teaspoon porcini powder 1 teaspoon dried basil 10cm piece of salami […]

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Kofta – Zinkwazi Style

December 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on Kofta – Zinkwazi Style

About 800g beef mince (good mince – such as Wholly Cow from Hamilton market) 1 onion finely chopped A little olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cardomon 1 teaspoon dried basil (Or fresh chopped if you have it) 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 egg Salt and pepper 1/2 cup flour seasoned with salt and pepper Olive […]

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Roasted Cauliflower

October 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on Roasted Cauliflower

You will need: 1/2 a large cauliflower head broken into florets and sliced into 1cm thick slices 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon oregano – fresh and finely chopped or dried salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup shredded parmesan Toss cauliflower, oil, oregano, salt and pepper in a bowl. Spread […]

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