Courgette Slice

A classic from my days as a vegetarian. And a useful way to use up courgettes if you happen to have a plant growing – each plant produces masses of product. Courgette Slice Print Recipe Ingredients  3 eggs beaten5 Courgettes grated and drained1 onion1 cup cheese1 cup self raising flourbit of oilSalt and pepperMushrooms or corn ...

Crepes – French Style Pancakes

I like crepes – there is something special about the texture. They differ from other pancakes by not having baking powder or baking soda – eggs provide the only rising. I sometimes use them in place of tortillas. This recipe makes 24 x 18 cm crepes, or up to 32 smaller ones. Crepes freeze well ...

Flower Pot Bread

By Lesley Van Alphen. Good. Easy. Kind of like Vogels bread.  Flower Pot Bread Lesley Van Alphen A bread recipe with optional kneading and where the bread can be cooked in a flower pot! Double recipe to actually cook it in a flower pot. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 teaspoon sugar or honey2/3 cups boiling water2/3 cups ...

Cobb Loaf Dip

Marie Hodges served this up at one of my dinner parties. Fattening but yum.  Cobb Loaf Dip Marie Hodges Fattening but yum. Print Recipe Ingredients  3-4 leaves silver-beet chopped1 onion1 teaspoon curry powder3/4 cups mayonnaise250 g cream cheese1 cup grated cheese1/2 teaspoon each dill basil1 large 450 gm cobb loaf or 2 small ones Instructions  Lightly ...

Bolanee – Afghani Green Vegetable Fried Pie

As with all my Afghani recipes, this one came from Roqiah. Serve with any kind of meat, or fried eggs. To be honest it was too oily for me. Bolanee - Afghani Green Vegetable Fried Pie Roqiah Akrami Print Recipe Ingredients  2 cups flour can have all white flour, or 3 quarters white and 1 quarter ...

Courgette Salad

Simple courgette (i.e. zucchini) salad. Courgette Salad Print Recipe Ingredients  2 tablespoons oil3 small courgettes in 1/2 inch slices1 shallot chopped1 tablespoon white wine vinegar1 teaspoon paprikaSalt and Pepper Instructions Sauté courgettes and shallots in oil Add vinegar, paprika, salt and pepper Cook until tender Chill to serve

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

This is a variation on a pasta sauce recipe that Wendy Evans gave me. Creamy Mushroom Sauce Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  Olive oil1/2 teaspoon sage1/2 teaspoon rosemary500 g mushroomsblack pepper1/2 ThymeTin tomatoes1 Onion chopped300 ml cream Instructions  Cook sage and rosemary until fragrant Add mushrooms, black pepper, thyme Cook 10 minutes Add tomatoes and onion ...

Spicy Pickled Onions

I grew up on pickled onions. I could, as a child, eat a whole jar in one sitting. It helped that my mum made bottles and bottles of them every year. This recipe came from Jane Bray. It is a bit different from my mums, have a hint of chilli. Makes it quite sharp.  Spicy ...

Mustard and Cheese Pita Bread Starter

Trevor Bryon and Wendy Evans knocked up a batch of these one day. Very tasty.  Mustard and Cheese Pita Bread Starter Trevor Byron Yum. Simple, but don’t eat them every day for a week like we did. Print Recipe Ingredients  Whole grain mustard sauceMelted butterPita breadGrated ParmesanOlives in rounds Instructions Mix mustard and butter Spread mustard butter ...

Hummus bi Tahina

Having lived in Australia for a few years I got used to having Hummus readily available. On my return to New Zealand I found I couldn’t buy it. So I made my own. I like some Tahina in the mix and I got sick of desperately searching for a Tahina recipe every time I wanted ...