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July 29, 2021

Pirongia Mountain Vegetables


August 21, 2020

Swede Crisps

Serve four Ingredients 1 small swede (1/2 a swede from PMV) 50 gms fresh brown or white breadcrumbs 1 tbsp plain flour ½ tsp paprika ½ tsp ground coriander ½ tsp ground cumin Pinch of cayenne pepper 1 egg, beaten (Nickie’s Eggs) Salt and freshly ground pepper Oil, for deep frying Chutney of your choice to serve. Peel the swede, cut in half and slice thinly. Cook in a pan of boiling water for 3 – 5 minutes until just tender. Drain well.Mix together the breadcrumbs, flour, and spices, peppe...

June 19, 2020

Te Awamutu Courier.


May 31, 2020

Mrs Beaton Cookery Book 1860


April 24, 2020

The best way to cook Silver Beet.

Because of the oxalic acid Silver beet should be cooked in boiling water before eating. To prepare Silver Beet fold leaves in half, chop, and rinse Beet. To boil, bring lightly salted water to a boil. When water is at a high boil add beet. Leaving the lid off, bring back to a boil and cook for about 3 minutes. Drain in colander. It is now ready to be eaten. Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil. Silver Beet is know as Swiss Chard in some parts of the world Source:- ...

April 24, 2020

Grandma's Pickled Onions.

Peel desired amount of onions  * Tip - With care, scald onions in boiling water for 10 to 20 seconds for ease of peeling. Soak peeled onions overnight in a brine made from 500 gms salt to 4 litres of water. Drain and pack into jars and cover with spiced vinegar. To make spiced vinegar heat vinegar with pickling spice in a bag until it boils – then cool. Add 2 teaspoons of sugar to each large jar. Leave 3 months to pickle. The best result is achieved using spiced vinegar as above but if fe...

April 14, 2020

Cold and Flu Remedy

Mix in a Blender. 1 cup apple cider vinegar. 1 cup raw honey. 1 medium sized Catos’ garlic bulb. Peel Garlic cloves, cut finely and let stand for 10 minutes to bring out further Health Benefits before adding to other ingredients. Mix on high speed for 60 seconds. Pour mixture into a glass container. Seal and leave in the refrigerator for five days. Normal dosage is two tsp. in a glass of water or fruit juice, grape or orange juice is best before breakfast. (We offer no guarantee with this rece...

April 10, 2020

Best way to prepare cabbage.

Remove heavy outside leaves and wash cabbage head. Slice required amount finely or to require thickness. Leave on chopping board for at least 5 minutes to release the nutrients. Steam for no more than 5 minute,any longer brings out the sulfur smell and it tastes yuck. If using raw drizzles lemon juice across the cut cabbage. Still leave for 5 minutes. Treat all brassica’s this way. Source.

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