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Pavlova

Pavlova

April 12, 2017 | Filed under: Dessert

Pavlova is a very traditional New Zealand dessert.  Some pavlovas rise beautifully and look great, others (like mine) tend to

Feijoa Crumble – 2017 style

Feijoa Crumble – 2017 style

April 5, 2017 | Filed under: Dessert

Late in 2016 I said I would be updating some of the 1970/1980s recipes to met our changed tastes.  As we

Gem irons and ginger gems

Gem irons and ginger gems

March 31, 2017 | Filed under: In-betweens

A few months ago my daughter Sandra asked me if I still had a gem iron – the really solid cast-iron one she

Know when an avocado is ripe

Know when an avocado is ripe

March 25, 2017 | Filed under: How to...

Avocados do not ripen on the tree. They ripen or “soften” after they have been harvested. Hass avocados change from

Steak and tomato casserole

Steak and tomato casserole

November 25, 2016 | Filed under: Dinner

Casseroles are an easy way to make a nourishing meal with very little preparation. You do need to put it

Ann’s savoury chops

Ann’s savoury chops

November 20, 2016 | Filed under: Dinner

This is my friend Ann’s go-to recipe for a quick and easy, tasty dinner – for family or friends. Ingredients

Chocolate Sauce Pudding 2016 style

Chocolate Sauce Pudding 2016 style

November 15, 2016 | Filed under: Dessert

This easy pudding has long been a family favourite.  Everyone loves the rich sauce that forms under the sponge during

updating askmumnow

updating askmumnow

October 30, 2016 | Filed under: Intro

 We are updating some of the information so that it is more relevant in today’s world. I’m thinking more of

Arranging a cheese platter – in pictures

Arranging a cheese platter – in pictures

September 17, 2016 | Filed under: Extras

Here’s an update on my original cheese platter post.  This one gives you step-by-step instructions in pictures.  The different cheeses are

Feijoa Crumble

Feijoa Crumble

May 9, 2016 | Filed under: Dessert

Feijoas – those green fruit that fall to the ground in May in New Zealand when they are ripe. At this