Marty's Musings

New Zealand - Antarctica - Environment - Technology - Cycling - Food - Beer and a whole lot more.

Month: February 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Public campaign to buy Able Tasman beach successful

This makes me very proud to be a New Zealander. When it became apparent a pristine beach in the Able Tasman National Park was about to be sold by it’s owner and could fall into foreign ownership New Zealanders got behind a public campaign organised by Duane Major to raise funds to buy the beach so that it could remain in public ownership for all New Zealanders to enjoy.saveourbeach_abeltasman
Continue reading

Apple Sponge Pudding

Warm and comforting apple sponge pudding. Apple-sponge Continue reading

Thai Chicken Sausage Rolls

These are a delicious change from the usual beef/pork sausage rolls. Bite size and flavoursome they are always a hit for morning tea shouts or evening supper with friends. You can make the long rolls well ahead of time and keep in the fridge. They will then be easier to slice into smaller pieces when cold.Thai-chicken-roll Continue reading

5 Years Ago

5 years ago today at 12:51pm Christchurch was rocked by a large earthquake that killed nearly 200 people. Since then the region has experienced over 14,000 additional shakes. The most recent large quake being on Valentine’s Day 2016.

Each dot on this interactive map represents a quake, With the most significant activity occurring from September 2010 when the Greendale fault ruptured. At the time we had no idea what was to come. Continue reading

White Sandwich Bread

An easy soft white recipe that gives a good result. I like to make it in the breadmaker but bake in the oven. Halve the recipe if you are going to bake in the breadmaker.white_sandwich_bread Continue reading

Vanilla Ice Cream

Possibly the smoothest, creamiest homemade ice cream in historyvanilla_ice_cream Continue reading

Thai Chicken Curry

A quick and easy Thai Chicken Curry. Vary the amount of curry paste according to your taste.thai_chicken_curry Continue reading

Swallows Nests – Nidi di Rondine

Think fresh sheets of pasta spiraled like a cinnamon bun, but layered with bechamel sauce, cheese, and ham (and a pinch of nutmeg). Then the whole shebang is baked on a bed of more bechamel sauce, under a sprinkling of Parmesan, for an ultra creamy casserole.swallows_nest Continue reading

Stuffed Cheesy Bread

This is Cheesy-Melty-Onion-Garlic-Love weekend. Stuffed Italian Bread is like onion-garlic bread on crack. Highly snackable, highly addictive, you find yourself unable to stop pulling those cheesy bread pieces and licking your fingers good after devouring each piece.cheesy_stuffed_bread Continue reading

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken

Everyone will enjoy this. I liked it because it was not too sweet like some of the other recipes I have tried, and the red pepper flakes gave it a nice little kick.slow_cooker_brown_sugar_garlic_chicken Continue reading

Shortbread Cookies

Deliciously short cookies that melt in your mouth.shortbread_cookies Continue reading

Sausage Pie

An easy and tasty pie that kids will love. Made with sausage meat.sausage_pie Continue reading

Pumpkin Soup with a Twist

Everything is better with bacon including pumpkin soup.pumpkin_soup_with_a_twist Continue reading

Pizza Dough

A simple easy to make pizza dough. I like to do it in my breadmaker and save myself the work of kneading the dough.
BASIC_PIZZA_DOUGH Continue reading

Perfect Pancakes

Mmm pancakes. A great weekend breakfast for the kids (and big kids).perfect_pancakes Continue reading

Older posts

© 2017 Marty's Musings

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑