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Thursday: Kore rawa e rawaka te reo kotahi.

Maori: One language is never enough. (traditional saying) The end of the week is looming; the pressure is on to close the deal, get commitments on paper, make reports, organise things for the following week and generally get working life … Continue reading

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The other bread

With another day of the Everyday Resurrection celebration of Easter coming up tomorrow, I was inspired to run a quick rehearsal for one of the items – soda bread.  I have a couple of great recipes, both of which are … Continue reading

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Another year, another experiment

  Part of my schtick as a cook is not be limited by the tried and true winners, and to make real food that may not be picture perfect like the show cooks, but it gets eaten enthusiastically – leaving … Continue reading

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December 21 – butter

Has anyone else noticed the effect of the world-wide butter shortage?  It’s hardly a drought but it has impacted availability and price for butter in many parts of the world – who’d ha thunk it, eh?  One of the staple … Continue reading

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December 14 – Santa snacks

Looking for a low maintenance effort today after epic Christmas shopping with James and an outing to the great playground at the National Arboretum, I went with these cheese snacks that only have three ingredients and take about half an … Continue reading

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December 2 – Granma’s secret ingredient

Back when I was just starting to morph from the resident wild child into the aunty who makes the cakes for Christmases, weddings and birthdays, I approached my first effort at a traditional Christmas cake with some serious trepidation – … Continue reading

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Traditional scones

These really should be called the Mum memorial scones – our mum was a serious legend of scone making, in a time and places where pretty much every mother could make scones. When she swung into action, it was like watching a … Continue reading

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Passionfruit butter biscuits

At Christmas, I lash out and make traditional shortbread according to the recipe I’ve had for over 30 years.  I’ll never part with it as it was a present from our dad’s lovely cousin Flossie (who rejoiced in the address … Continue reading

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Pumpkin scones

Pumpkin scones are delicious warm or cold, and we recommend them as is or just buttered.  On a lazy Sunday, we have them for afternoon tea and polish off any leftovers with a pot of soup for dinner. Originally, they … Continue reading

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