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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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Aubergine Tabbouleh

This is a delicious cool meal on a hot summers day. Ingredients 2 large aubergine (eggplants), sliced 175 g tabbouleh 1 can olive oil spray 3 tomatoes, chopped 1 small bunch flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped 1 handful mint leaves, … Continue reading

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