Salmon with toasted almonds, coconut chilli & lemon zest

It might sound strange but good Friday was all about the fish dish! Some years we had smoked fish with boiled potatoes drizzled with garlic lemon juice and parsley. Some years salmon. Over the years, I have come up with some new ideas to jazz things up and...

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Ingredients • Salad – any kind you like, there is no rule, but if i want more of a pepper taste i go for rocket • Balsamic reduction • Good quality olive oil • 15g of butter extra if needed • Salt and pepper • 3 tablespoons of honey • 2 Pears...

Easter Bread

Ingredients Bread: • 1 sachet of Yeast • 1 ½ cups warm water • ½ teaspoon caster sugar Mix and allow to proof for 20 minutes: Dry ingredients: In a large dish place the following ingredients: • 3 cups all-purpose flour • 1 cup of self-raising...

Asparagus coated in Parmesan Cheese

A beautiful side with Christmas lunch! INGREDIENTS • 2-3 Bunches of asparagus, blanched in some hot water and cooled down. • Pams flour • 3 eggs mixed with salt and pepper and ½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese • Rice bran oil • Paper towels....

Something fun for the kids to make!

INGREDIENTS • 2 Packets of Fresh Strawberries • Fresh Cream • Black sesame seeds • Whipped cream and cut the lids off the strawberries, place on a paper towel to train excess water. • Fill with cream, ad a lid make some eyes and you are away! •...

Glazed Ham

INGREDIENTS • 1 Cup Pams brown sugar • 1 cooked leg ham • Juice of 2 oranges, grate the skin of one • 1 Jar of marmalade jam • 2 Cans of pineapple rings, reserve the juice • Glazed cherries • Tooth picks METHOD: • Preheat oven to 220°C...

Pesto Sticks

INGREDIENTS: • 1 x Packet of Short Savoury Pastry • Pesto • Prosciutto • Parmesan Cheese • Baking Paper FRESH PESTO INGREDIENTS: • 1 cup of fresh basil • ¼ cup olive oil • ¼ cup parmesan cheese • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts METHOD: • Place in...

Smashed Potatoes with Rosemary & Garlic

• Grab a bag of Potatoes which can be used for baking. • Peel or leave skins on, wash and boil with a little salt until semi soft. • Once cooled, break them up with a fork • Pre-heat oven to 180oc • Grab a handful of fresh rosemary and chop up approx. 5...

Stuffed Rolled Roast Pork

Pop into New World Whakatane and go to the butchery. There you will find the most amazing cuts of pork, rolled and deboned. I love to stuff mine. STUFFING INGREDIENTS: • 2 large apples cut into little squares or slices • One onion diced METHOD:...

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