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We will all have different pictures in our minds of mothers in the kitchen. They might be of Mum cooking dinner at the same time as she listens to the stories from school or the times you came home on a cold day to a pot of steaming homemade soup.

Apple Crumble in the 21st century

October 24, 2018 | Filed under Dessert

Even my fussiest grandchildren love this version of one of their favourite desserts.  You can add more or different spices depending on your personal or family taste. …Read more

Feijoa juice

May 2, 2018 | Filed under Extras

I’ve had a juicer for many years now and recently when I was cleaning out my kitchen cupboards, I looked carefully at the juicer wondering whether to keep it or not.  I must have subconsciously thought ‘feijoas’ as really  the only time I use the juicer is in the feijoa season, so I kept it

juicerI always add apple juice – either from fresh apples or bought apple juice, as feijoa juice on its own can be quite bitter

I’ve served feijoa juice at lunches with friends recently and it has been very well received. …Read more

Feijoa and ginger jam

May 1, 2018 | Filed under Extras

As with every other year, I have a massive crop of feijoas and I’ve bottled them, frozen them and juiced them.  So now I’m into making feijoa jam.  …Read more

Spiced preserved apples

April 30, 2018 | Filed under Breakfast / Brunch

My neighbour has an overloaded apple tree and has asked me to help her deal with the fruit before it falls to the ground and rots. I have taken buckets of apples from her place plus some of her preserving jars so I can bottle the apples for her. Some of the jars will be plain apples in juice, others will be spiced.  Here is the recipe for spiced preserved apples.  If you just want them plain, then leave out the spices and flavours. …Read more

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