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. Continue reading “Thai Chicken Sausage Rolls”
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 “5 Years Ago”
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. Continue reading “White Sandwich Bread”
Possibly the smoothest, creamiest homemade ice cream in history Continue reading “Vanilla Ice Cream”
A quick and easy Thai Chicken Curry. Vary the amount of curry paste according to your taste. Continue reading “Thai Chicken Curry”
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. Continue reading “Swallows Nests – Nidi di Rondine”
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. Continue reading “Stuffed Cheesy Bread”
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. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken”
Deliciously short cookies that melt in your mouth. Continue reading “Shortbread Cookies”
An easy and tasty pie that kids will love. Made with sausage meat. Continue reading “Sausage Pie”
Everything is better with bacon including pumpkin soup. Continue reading “Pumpkin Soup with a Twist”
A simple easy to make pizza dough. I like to do it in my breadmaker and save myself the work of kneading the dough.
Continue reading “Pizza Dough”
Mmm pancakes. A great weekend breakfast for the kids (and big kids). Continue reading “Perfect Pancakes”
As a cyclist I regularly see incidents involving shocking driving from vehicle drivers. I understand that it’s often debatable who is at fault so I have a dashcam mounted on my bike to record what happened.
I hope that I am never involved in a serious incident but it does happen and having some hard evidence can often help establish what happened.
On my ride home last night I almost go hit by the driver of a small truck owned by Trademark Paving which is a subsidiary of Trademark Construction. Had I not braked hard I could well have ridden into the trailer. Anyway here’s the video clip Continue reading “Trademark Paving Incident”
This recipe for peach and berry cobbler was devised a while ago and everyone seems to like it – it’s fluffy, slightly eggy with a nice firm crust. Continue reading “Peach Cobbler”