Guacamole (Avocado Dip)

Manolito’s was a Tex-Mex restaurant in my home town and Sue Dempsey smuggled out a couple of recipes. Their Guacamole was okay, but not great, which I blame on the sour cream they added (300 grams of it). Without the sour cream it was better. With a bit more garlic and a dash of lemon ...

Potato and Corn Soup

Simple but tasty soup. Potato and Corn Soup Steven Thomas Solid and quick. Print Recipe Ingredients  500 g potatoes diced1 onion chopped1.5 cups stock2 cans corn 800 ml total1 tablespoon flour or corn flour1/2 teaspoon thyme or nutmeg1/2 cup of milk Instructions Mix potatoes, onion and stock. Bring to boil. Simmer until potatoes are cooked. Add corn, ...

Palms Bread

Sue Dick passed on this recipe. It is from the Dunedin restaurant calls “Palms”. Palms Bread "Palms Bread" From the Dunedin restaurant. Makes 3 loaves. Print Recipe Ingredients  5 teaspoons dry yeast1 teaspoon sugar1/2 cup warm water2 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons molasses3 1/2 cups very warm water but not hot4 cups white flour4 cups wholemeal flour1 teaspoon ...

Chunky Tomato Soup or Perhaps Salsa

If I’m on my own I often make a really thick mixture of tomatoes, onion, and chilli. It is chunky it was almost a salsa but I call it a soup and eat it with Bread. It is a 10 minute meal. Chunky Tomato Soup or Perhaps Salsa Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 onion chopped3-4 ...

Beans Fried In Cheese

Interesting combination of cheese and beans. Serve with Spaghetti alla Putanesca.   Beans Fried In Cheese Wendy Evans Print Recipe Ingredients  Fresh/Frozen beans1 tablespoon olive oil3 tablespoons grated cheese Instructions  Cook beans quickly, stop while still crunchy Melt oil and cheese in pan Turn up heat and throw in beans Stir frantically Throw out of pan ...

Hot and Sour Sauce

Good, simple, sharp. Serve on steamed fish and vegetables, with rice. Hot and Sour Sauce Print Recipe Ingredients  1/2 tablespoons ginger4 chillies2 tablespoons soy sauce4 tablespoons vinegar4 tablespoons wineBlack pepper Instructions Mix. NotesServe on steamed fish and vegetables, with rice.

Hints for Making Pancakes

Making pancakes of any type is fairly simple: mix the liquid ingredients into the dry ones. But there are a few guidelines that are worth bearing in mind. Lumps can be okay Ignore lumps for thick mixtures like Hotcakes but for thin pancake mixtures like Crepes you have to strain the batter or use a ...

Carrot and Mushroom Loaf

Good, but once again, mine is too sloppy. Team with mashed potatoes, broccoli and baked tomatoes. Carrot and Mushroom Loaf Print Recipe Ingredients  1 Onion2 cloves garlic200 g mushrooms3 cups carrot grated1/2 cup bread crumbs dry1/2 cup cheese grated1 teaspoon basil1/4 teaspoons thymeblack pepper1/2 cup milk2 eggs2 teaspoons bread crumbs2 teaspoons cheese gratedPaprika. Instructions Cook onions and ...

Mushroom Ragu

Galit likes mushrooms and this one has them in spades. You can use any mixture of mushrooms that takes your fancy. Mushroom Ragu Print Recipe Ingredients  2 tablespoons olive oil2 Garlic cloves15 Dried Porcini soaked for 10 min, squeezed, sliced10 Dried Shitake soaked for 10 min, squeezed, sliced10 Portobello sliced10 Champignon quartered3 tablespoons Madera wine1/2 teaspoon ...

Thai Pumpkin Soup

A delicious variation on Pumpkin Soup from a one time flatmate of mine called Ange. Yum. Thai Pumpkin Soup Ange Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoon oil2 cloves garlic crushed1 large onion chopped1 teaspoon sambal oelek or 2 fresh chillies2 tablespoons lemon grass chopped1 kg pumpkin in 1.5 cm cubes3 1/2 cups water1 teaspoon chicken stock powder1 ...