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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 […]

Delicious Fritters

Delicious Fritters

  For the batter: 1 cup flour 1 ½ tspn baking powder 3 eggs, separated ½ tspn salt ⅔ cup milk   Method: Add the flour, baking powder and salt to a mixing bowl and make a well in the centre. Separate the eggs, keeping […]

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.

Old Fashioned Lemonade

Old Fashioned Lemonade

Old Fashion Lemonade 2kg castor sugar (I used raw sugar, or you can use a mixture of both) 1 litre water 30g citric acid 30g tartaric acid Juice from 6-8 lemons Finely grated zest from 2 lemons Heat sugars and water in large saucepan until […]

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 […]

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

2 cups flour 2 tsp mixed spice 1/2 cup currants 1/2 cup sultanas or raisins 2 eggs 60g sugar 2 tsp dried yeast 1/2 cup warm milk no warmer than body temperature 37 25g softened butter For the crosses. ½ cup flour 1 Tblsp icing […]

Smoked Pork ‘n’ Beans

Smoked Pork ‘n’ Beans

8th of February was Super Bowl 50, my sister-in-law’s partner is keen on it, being Canadian himself. He hosted a bit of a party and I offered to do this with a slaw and some corn bread to compliment his chilli and salad (recipes for […]

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 […]