Gingernut Biscuits

These biscuits are full of happy memories, healthy pursuits and shared afternoon teas. During the latter half of the 1970s my sister Anne-Louise and I were members of the Hawkes Bay Presbyterian Harriers. She was by far the superior sports sibling, while I was happy to amble along, chatting with my friend Raewyn Harrington on … More Gingernut Biscuits

Indian Lime Pickle

I am always looking for ways to reduce food waste and utilise surplus seasonal produce. This has lead to the Janeys Jars project, a small social enterprise, that sees Kyle-Scott Services collecting surplus produce to turn into a range of Jams, Pickles and Chutneys in donated recycled jars. These tasty treats are then used to … More Indian Lime Pickle

Apple and Banana Chutney

The Janeys Jars project, to reduce food waste and support educational opportunities in my local community, has produced over 300 Jars of Jams, Marmalades and Chutneys. Janeys Jars is one of my projects as President of Soroptimist International Moreton North Inc (SIMNI) – designed to reduce  food waste and support a local independent school that is making  … More Apple and Banana Chutney

Caramelized Banana Jam

A recent addition to my recipe collection that I discovered as part of the Janeys Jars project to reduce food waste and support educational opportunities in my local community.   When there is a surplus of Bananas and they are ripening faster than they can be eaten – or they have imperfections and splits…this is another … More Caramelized Banana Jam