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Summer weather means barbecues

February 12, 2010 Filed under Dinner

Barbecues are not all about meat.  You can cook a variety of food on even the simplest barbecue. Read more

How to use up leftover Christmas meats

January 6, 2010 Filed under How to...

Often in the days following Christmas, there is a cry from the kitchen – “Whatever can I do with all this ham?”, or turkey or whatever meat was left over from the Christmas Day celebrations. Read more

Traditional Kiwi Christmas dinner

December 22, 2009 Filed under Dinner

It often seems odd that in the middle of summer in New Zealand we sit down to a hot roast dinner on Christmas Day.  This tradition probably began with the early settlers in the 19th century who wanted to recreate memories of midwinter Christmas at ‘home’ in England. 

The traditional Christmas dinner hasn’t  lost its popularity even though today there are lots of ways to serve festive food at Christmas, including barbecues and cold meals for outdoor eating. 

For those who want to try a traditional Christmas dinner though, here’s a main menu to try.  Its really not too hard to do. Read more

How to make soft breadcrumbs

December 22, 2009 Filed under How to...

Soft breadcrumbs are useful to use up stale bread and can be frozen and used later. you can use them for  stuffing for poultry and for bread and butter pudding Read more

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