Edamame Beans, (and how to cook them in pods)

I bought these plants at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market in late October. I was thrilled to find them as I had been wanting to try growing them for sometime, but hadn’t been able to get them anywhere. http://www.hawkesbayfarmersmarket.co.nz/ In a previous blog “Spring Farmers’ Market” I mentioned buying the Edamame bean plants and the […]

Strawberries, Raspberries, and Blueberries in Elderflower Cordial

Strawberries, Raspberries, and Blueberries in Elderflower Cordial     Cut strawberries in half (or use whole strawberries). The raspberries were added from frozen as they stay together longer before breaking apart in the liquid. The blueberries are a nice addition, but their skins do not allow the elderflower cordial to soak into them. Add a […]

Spicy Walnuts

    I first had these at a work Christmas get-together that I blogged about in “Impromptu Christmas Work Gathering”. I was very taken with them and asked for the recipe. My friend (GS) sent me the recipe with “subject: walnuts” and no official title. So since it needed a title of some description, I […]

Sesame and Oregano Lavosh Recipe by Annabel Langbein

  Sesame and Oregano Lavosh Recipe from Annabel Langbein’s “The FreeRange Cook”.   Lavosh is a thin, crunchy Middle Eastern bread.   1 cup plain flour 1/3 cup wholemeal flour 2 tbsp each black and white sesame seeds (or 4 tbsp just one kind) 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano (or 1 tsp dried oregano) […]

Summer Fruits Breakfast Bowl

    Most mornings Mum and I have a bowl of chopped fruit with various toppings.   On this particular summer morning we decided to keep to just Summer Fruits. The chopped fruits in the bowl included : Apricot Nectarine Plum Peach Strawberries Blueberries Raspberries (we picked ourselves)   Plus other fruit flavours of : […]