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Irish inspired Tea Cake

A great alternative to an elaborate Christmas cake too. I have never tasted such a delicious and moist fruit loaf. I first tried an Irish tea loaf at the Farm Barn Cafe near Fairlie, South Island of New Zealand. Their version is dark and delicious. If you are ever travelling that direction make sure to […]

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Easy Savoury Pizza Scrolls

A super quick and tasty savoury scroll recipe. Perfect for smoko, a morning tea shout, a fuelling snack after kids sports, or a substitute for a sandwich in the kids lunch boxes. The possibilities are endless. What shall I use as fillings?I have used tomato relish, chopped bacon and cheese in mine.But I have purposely […]

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Tasty Toasted Cheese Mousetraps

One can only guess that the name of these cheesy ‘mouse traps’ originated from the idea that even the smallest creature lurking in the house would be tempted by these. What ingredients do I need? Tasty or Colby cheeseA TomatoSmall bunch of Parsley An EggRelish Packet of onion soup mix (if you don’t have access […]

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Emily’s Zucchini Relish

This Indian inspired zucchini relish not only helps rid you of the excess zucchini you have been growing. But it is also the only relish you will need to eat with cheese and crackers! What ingredients do I need:1.5 Kg of Zucchini (or courgette)Mustard seedsCumin SeedsTurmericChilli FlakesCorianderOnionsFresh garlicFresh gingerWhite Wine Vinegar Brown Sugar What Equipment […]

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Pumpkin and Dark Chocolate Scones

These flavours need to happen more often – these scones are incredible! My sister Hannah used to be a chef in many trending cafes in Dunedin, and the Otago Daily Times would often publish requested recipes in the paper. Customers would request their favourite item at their local cafe – and the paper would try […]

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Toasted Sandwich Bag

The best lunch hack! A week of lunch and snacks ready and prepped in the freezer. All you have to do is take one out and place in a sandwich press or in a fry pan. I always have a bag of these prepped in the smoko room for staff who may come in late […]

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Irresistible Cheese Straws

These cheesy strips of deliciousness are super yum on a platter, dipped in hummus or as an addition to smoko.¬† As a kid these were what we were handed by mum for our plate for school concerts and hockey discos.¬†There is nothing healthy about these. And mums recipe actually includes more butter, plus more salt […]