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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.

Easy winter dinner #2

November 7, 2018 | Filed under Dinner

Ann’s savoury chops followed by sticky (not stodgy) rice pudding makes for a very tasty dinner without too much hassle.

Find the recipes here:

Ann’s savoury chops  and Rice pudding – microwaved


Quick and easy dinner menu

October 31, 2018 | Filed under Dinner

Here is a quick and easy dinner suggestion for you when you come home after a long day at work; or at the weekend when you’ve been in the garden or at the beach all day.  It can fast become a firm favorite with all the family, or flatmates, or whoever else you have in your household – even visitors will love it.

Macaroni and mince bake is a one-dish dinner that can be dressed up with a salad on warmer days or with a range of your favorite cooked vegetables  when the weather is cooler.  The main dish can also be prepared ahead of time and kept in the fridge will your ready to reheat and eat.

A good dessert to follow is Sarah’s Spicy Apple Cake. 

Because this takes around one hour to cook, it will be best to prepare this earlier in the day or when you first start preparing dinner so it is  ready to eat after the main course.

Both dishes need to use the oven so make sure your oven is large enough to fit both, especially if you need them to be in the oven at the same time. IF yo have a fan bake oven there shouldn’t be a problem as you can use two shelves.

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

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