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Spiced Peach Relish

Bright and colourful to accompany a risotto, curry, salad or as a starter on bread. Ingredients 2 peaches, stoned and chopped 2 Tbs mint, shredded finely 1 Tbs caster sugar 1 Tbs white wine vinegar 1 Tbs lemon juice 1/4 … Continue reading

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Rice Paper Rolls

These rolls are rainbow coloured, pretty and easy to make, finger food for parties. Better to under fill than to add too much filling which will cause the rice paper to tear easily. Ingredients 50 gm vermicelli noodles 30 small … Continue reading

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Sweetcorn, Snow Peas and Asparagus Salad

A colourful crisp salad for this hot weather. Ingredients half a Chinese cabbage thinly sliced 1 tin sweetcorn, drained 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed and sliced longwise 200g snow peas, string removed and sliced longwise 1 carrot sliced into matchsticks … Continue reading

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Sangria

Lovely to drink in the early evening as the sun goes down on a hot day. Ingredients 1 bottle dry white wine, chilled 400 ml apple juice, chilled 400 ml peach juice, chilled 1/4 lemon, thinly sliced 1/2 orange, thinly … Continue reading

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Making Ginger Beer

A refreshing drink on a hot summer’s day served cool with ice and a sprig of mint. Ingredients 1 Tbsp ground ginger 1 tsp dried yeast 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice 3/4 cup caster sugar 1.25 L boiling water … Continue reading

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Avocado and Tomato Salsa

Salsa can be used in a number of ways, served on Melba toast as an hors-d’oeuvre, served on a variety of special breads as a starter or served as an accompaniment to a meal. This recipe is colourful and can … Continue reading

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Iced Tea with Guava

Mum was always looking for ways to cool us down. This is a tea with a difference as she would use what we had. Our nearest shop , an African dukka, was 5 miles away and our nearest shopping centre … Continue reading

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Red Cabbage and Mint Salad

Another recipe from our trip to Darwin. A colourful dish for Christmas and appropriate for our hot weather. Ingredients and Method 500 gm red cabbage, finely shredded 2 medium carrots, peeled and peeled into ribbons 100 gm baby rocket, torn … Continue reading

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Roast Tomatoes on Couscous

Thank you Peat for this recipe that uses Harissa. As yet I have not tried it. Ingredients 650 gm of small cherry tomatoes, varied in types and colours 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed 2 Tblsp olive oil 1 … Continue reading

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Raspberry Champagne

We had a small celebration on Saturday and this is what we drank. I remembered today because I found the champagne cork in the garden! I also remembered how delicious it was. Ingredients 1 bottle of champagne or sparkling white … Continue reading

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