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Greek Leg of Lamb

Greek Leg of Lamb

Continuing with greek theme of my recent posts. This is one of my favourite greek recipes for entertaining up to 6 people. I serve it with a greek salad, pita breads and tzatziki ( a cucumber, mint and garlic dip). Greek Marinade For Lamb 4 […]

Spanakopita

Spanakopita

I recently taught this at my Greek class.  We made small pies as they don’t take as long to make.  This recipe works just as well for one big pie – layer your dish with filo, fill it and then cover with several more layers […]

Raspberries

Raspberries

Our raspberries fruit twice a season.  This time of year we often get a handful of fresh sun ripened raspberries from our vines every afternoon. Perfect just as they are. Or if you are being decadent have them with a splash of cream.

Courgette Relish

Courgette Relish

Our courgette and tomato plants are producing an abundance of produce this summer. This is a photo of courgette and tomato relish. Recipe: 8 courgette, grated 10 tomatoes, chopped 2 onions, diced 1 1/2 cups white wine vinegar OR cider vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 1 […]

Plum Jam

Plum Jam

These plums are from my Grandmother’s old plum tree in Wadestown, Wellington. This year has produced a bumper harvest so, what to do with 2½ kg of ripe plums? I decided on a plum jam, it is a great way to use up quantities of […]

Roasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate and Watercress Salad

Roasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate and Watercress Salad

Serves 6 Ingredients: ½ Pumpkin, deseeded peeled and diced into 2.5cm² pieces (about 1kg) 1 pomegranate, halved and deseeded 1 bunch or bag of fresh watercress, about 150g. Use only fresh tender shoots; if picking yourself, ensure you wash it thoroughly. 1/4 of an iceberg […]

Broad bean, Asparagus and Cacciatore Salad

Broad bean, Asparagus and Cacciatore Salad

Recipe: 1 kg new season broad beans in pods 1 bunch new season asparagus 1 lemon 1 Tblspn extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp flakey sea salt 1/2 a nice cacciatore (I tend towards the spicier styles) Shell the beans from the pod and set […]

When you get given lemons…make lemonade or?

When you get given lemons…make lemonade or?

It is that time of the year in New Zealand, when those of us who are lucky enough to have citrus trees are facing an abundance of wholesome, delicious fruit.  And let’s be honest – sometimes it is a struggle to find ways to use […]

‘Slaw

‘Slaw

Coleslaw is a great compliment to many dishes – or even as a stand alone dish.  ‘Slaw is versatile, can be made all year round and the recipe can be amended according to taste or dietary preferences.  Coleslaw is a great dish to make when […]

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce

It is always good to have a quick sauce recipe up your sleeve.  This recipe is a regular in our house and can be used on so many things. You can essentially use it to replace the tomato sauce you buy from the supermarket.  We […]