Meal Ideas

The Best Elderflower Infused Gin

The Best Elderflower Infused Gin

This is a very fun and easy way to infuse gin with a fresh summer flavour. You do not use an expensive gin. Just a moderately priced one will do the job. All you will need is;1 bottle of ginElderflower flower headsLemonsA large jar or jugGlass weights or small clean...

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Elderflower and lemon Infused Vodka

Elderflower and lemon Infused Vodka

This is a very fun and tasty way to infuse vodka with a fresh summer flavour. You do not use an expensive Vodka. Just a moderately priced one will do the job. All you will need is;1 bottle of vodkaElderflower flower headsLemonsA large jar or jugGlass weights or small...

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Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial

This cordial recipe is refreshingly sweet. Perfect for a refreshing hot day thirst quencher. My children can spot an elderflower bush in full bloom - road side - anywhere between Otematata and Oamaru. They are pretty much a weed down here in the South Island. The...

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The Cheapest and Easiest Pea Salad

The Cheapest and Easiest Pea Salad

When you need a quick salad to take to a BBQ or family event and you have no idea what to make, or if you're thinking do you even have enough ingredients to make something delicious - then this is what you should make! This simple to make sale will be the one your...

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Family Beef Casserole

Family Beef Casserole

Do you want a hearty family friendly beef casserole? Then look no further. This is it. When I am cooking for our family I tend to leave out most vegetables from the casserole and serve them on the side. This is just simply something I do to avoid negative food...

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Instant Pot Macaroni Cheese

Instant Pot Macaroni Cheese

Magic Pot Mac and Cheese This quick and easy dinner, snack or bowl of comfort food is only eight minutes away! Make this for a quick dinner for kids. Or when friends call in unexpected. It makes a great side dish too.Make a bowl as comfort food and sit back and watch...

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Creamy Chicken and Pea Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Pea Pasta

Not all recipes need to be passed on for generations for them to feel like a taste of home.For me ‘home' is where I feel comfortable and there is nothing more comfy than this rich creamy chicken and pea pasta.So get comfy and enjoy x Do the children eat it? They sure...

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The Lightest and Fluffiest Cheese Scones

The Lightest and Fluffiest Cheese Scones

Four ingredient scones that don't require you to rub any butter - winning! These light and fluffy cheese scones will soon replace any old cheese scone recipe that you have been making. No need to rub any butter and in fact - have no butter in them! All you will...

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Making a Hearty Broth

Making a Hearty Broth

This is the beginning of a good vegetable soup, risotto or flavour for a casserole.   I know it may seem like a lot of admin - but make this while you wash up after your roast dinner.  You don’t have to make soup now - simply pop it in the freezer for...

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