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Cold cures from the garden

  The ingredients for Elderberry Cold & Flu Tonic Last winter I had a terrible cough, and I made my own cough drops wit..

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The king of carrot cakes

                    The Master of Good Hope cuts the first slice of Wilby's '                                    'Welcom..

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Tomato paneer curry

p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } with Sourdough Flatbread Sourdough Flatbread, a jar of home-bottled tomato puree, a..

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Summer solstice food

p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Seasonal baking - Christmas Cake, Christmas Tree Biscuits, our daily bread of sourdough w..

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Blackboy peach muffins

Blackboy peach muffins dusted with icing sugar  My blackboy peach blog posts are proving very popular - I guess th..

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Puy lentil soup - what's in a name?

Lentil, Tomato and Pasta soup, with raw Puy lentils and frozen pesto cubesMy bet is that most people don't think of..

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Kumara season - and spiced kumara soup

I was   Home-grown Christchurch kumara harvested last weekI was recently inspired to see a box of big fat kumara ha..

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Matariki biscuits

Matariki Biscuits straight out of the oven 

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Happy birthday blog cake

Banks Peninsula Walnut Cake with birthday candlep { margin-bottom: 0.21c This blog was one year old yesterday, so I bake..

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Perennial wall rocket pesto

p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Making rocket and walnut pesto - ingredients in the jug and pesto in the food processor a..

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Courgette loaf

 Freshly-baked courgette loaf with lime icingCourgette Loaf is an easy and effective way of making good use of an over-s..

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Spice-crusted baby potatoes with yoghurt sauce

The harvest from one plant of Jersey Bennes, planted on the 12th of September and dug on the 5th of December.Baby new po..

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Blackboy peaches & ghazala sahiba's peach cake

My friend Ghazala (who has been a vegan for over twenty years) recently celebrated a birthday. I used my home-grown and ..

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A summer treat - rhubarb & strawberry tart

p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Rhubarb and Strawberry Tart with Mascarpone Custard At this time of year both rhubarb and..

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Zucchini and feta fritters

 Zucchini and Feta Fritters served with lemon wedges. These fritters are based on a Turkish recipe - it seems they are p..

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Take 1 over-grown zucchini - make a 3 course meal

 The zucchini that got away on me...The height of the zucchini season is upon us, and once again slim little cylin..

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Double pea soup

Double Pea Soup with a home-baked Sesame Cheese Bread TwistOn the 2nd of August the southern hemisphere takes a quarter ..

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The christmas cake collection

This year's cake awaiting its icing, plus a batch of strawberry tarts.Every year I bake a rich fruit cake from the same ..

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