Pondering upon influencers in my life that inspired and instructed me in the homely art of preserving. … More Preserving the Influencers and how they influence the preserves
I have casually been given the nickname Aunty Huia by someone who knew nothing of the family history in this name. The nickname felt uncomfortable at first but I have grown to treasure the title and wear it with respect. … More 57. 2021 Finding Huia – A Journey of Respect
Avoid the commercialism this valentines day – Cook with Chocolate and Love … More Valentines Food from our Family
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There are times in your life when you have a moment, a realisation, an A-Ha, an epiphany even…. and its not always “in the moment” that it happens. As a young lady, working near the bottom of the brigade, in a busy kitchen….. “it” happened. Well to be more correct…
A screwdriver is a popular alcoholic highball drink made with Orange Juice and Vodka or Orange Soft-drink and Vodka making it a good introduction to built cocktails or long drinks. An early written reference to the screwdriver was found in a 1949 issue of Time: “In the dimly lighted bar of the sleek Park Hotel, Turkish intelligence … More Classical Screwdriver – with variations
Dear Nana We moved house recently and I am devastated to report that your plate got broken. “What plate?” I hear you ask. You know Nana – the flat pavlova plate – the one with the matching cake slice. Remember the last time I saw you…and you let us select precious items of yours that … More It was only a plate….
Our twin grand-babies are now three. They are your typical energetic, curious, fussy, tantrum throwing three year olds – which is a great delight given their precarious entry to the world. We get to see them heaps and they have some overnight stays. Currently they are here for a three night holiday while their Mum … More Let them eat cake – Nans nutrition plan for fussy Grand-babies
Alan and Jan Murray- Wakelin have been part of my life since way back when…. to times and places, events and food blur together in the mists of youth…. ..the walnuts were drying on an old bed-frame ..AL & I had our split ends trimmed by Jan ..we listened to early Pink Floyd and The Point … More Learning to not cook and… never forgetting how to run.
Mums cooking has taken on legendary status with factual stories often being embellished and exaggerated beyond belief. Her early adaptation to microwave cookery (without even going to classes) made her the hostess with the mostest. She experimented with Cuisine Minceur, Tasajarra bread, fondues, pressure cookers and whatever meat cuts and vegetables were available. As a … More Barbi Smiths Easy Roast Chicken with Popcorn Stuffing
In early 2009 it became apparent that the treatment my buddy Allyson had been receiving for her brain tumor was no longer working and with no further options it was time to say our farewells. Too often precious people are taken suddenly with words left unspoken – we had time. In many ways we had … More 46. 2009 Losing my Buddy and gaining a Son in law