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Bacon-bites

Bacon-bites

Ingredients 250 gms bacon rashers Suggested fillings: 400 gms canned seafood Pineapple chunks Stuffed olives Stoned prunes Glace cherries Sausage chunks Method Remove rinds from bacon and cut each rasher into three. Select filling of your choice and wrap a piece of bacon around the filling and secure with a cocktail stick. Place these bacon [...]

Ox tail soup

Preparation time: 1 hr, 20 minutes Cooking time: 5 hrs, 35 minutes Ingredients: 2kg oxtails 2 tbsps cooking oil 8 cups water 1 tsp salt 4 peppercorns 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1/2 cup carrot, diced 1/2 cup celery, chopped 1 bay leaf 1/2 cup tomato, chopped 1 tsp thyme 1 tbsp flour 1 tbsp butter [...]

Butterscotch nibbles

Butterscotch nibbles

Ingredients 1 x 175 gram packet of butterscotch sweets 40 grams butter or margarine 350 grams marshmallows 350 grams rice bubbles Method Break butterscotch into small pieces and place in a bowl with butter. Melt in the microwave, stirring periodically to avoid burning. Add marshmallows and stir into mix before returning it to the microwave [...]

Smiling is infectious

Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu, When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too. I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin. When he smiled I realized I’d passed it on to him. I thought about that smile, then I realized its worth. A single smile, just like [...]

Potato salad

Ingredients 1 kg potatoes, scrubbed, unpeeled, whole 4 eggs 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/3 cup grated onion 2 tbsp chopped parsley Directions Cook potatoes in a stockpot with boiling water to cover until just tender. Drain and cool. Hard boil eggs at [...]

Avocado bread

Avocado bread

Ingredients: * 2 cups all-purpose flour * 3/4 cup sugar * 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder * 1/2 teaspoon baking soda * 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg * 1/2 cup mashed avocado (1 medium avocado) * 1/2 cup buttermilk * 1/2 cup chopped pecans Method: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Generously grease a [...]

Chicken and corn soup

Chicken and corn soup

Ingredients Dash of oil, extra virgin olive oil for preference 4 chicken breasts or equivalent of other chicken meat chopped 1 large or two small onions diced 1 or 2 cloves of garlic crushed 1 teaspoon each of thyme, rosemary, parsley, turmeric and paprika Salt and Pepper to taste 2 cans of Creamed Corn 600mls [...]

Anzac bisuits

Ingredients 1 cup shredded coconut 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 heaped teaspoon baking soda 2/3 cup raisins 60 grams butter (Approximately – this is on the low side – go up to 125 grams if you like butter) 1&1/2 tablespoons of golden syrup. Method Combine flour, sugar, oats, coconut [...]

Greek style ripe olives

Greek style ripe olives

For this recipe, choose olives that are red to dark red. Slash each olive deeply on one side using a very sharp knife to reduce bruising. Place olives in a large stoneware, earthenware, glass, or porcelain container. Make a solution of 4 tablespoons salt dissolved in 1 quart water, and pour enough over the olives [...]

Shepherd’s pie recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups mashed potatoes 2 tbsp crushed dried parsley 2 cups cooked lamb, cut into 2 cm cubes 2 cups gravy 1 cup frozen peas, cooked 1 cup frozen corn, cooked 1/4 cup chopped peeled onion 1/2 teaspoon salt Method: Heat oven to 180C. Stir together [...]