This is the yummiest meatloaf around, so moist and full of flavour. My mum use to make it when we were kids, she still does and my kids love it just as much as I do. Great hot or cold (if you can leave it long enough to go cold) The only meatloaf recipe very kiwi should have. Continue reading “Meatloaf with BBQ Sauce”
This dish is easy to prepare in one pot in the microwave oven Continue reading “Hearty Mince Pasta”
Use full sugar Red Coke. The diet stuff doesn’t have the necessary sugar to reduce down to a yummy sticky gooey sauce. I like to use wings but any cut of chicken will do. The long slow cooking is the secret to great chicken. Continue reading “Cola Baked Chicken”
I love, love, LOVE cinnamon rolls. They are absolutely one of my favourite things to make at home. Name one thing that smells and tastes better than a warm cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven, slathered with melty gooey cream cheese frosting. I don’t think there’s anything in existence that sounds better than that! Continue reading “Cinnamon Rolls”
Chicken and noodles with chilli peanut sauce Continue reading “Chicken and Noodles with Chilli Peanut Sauce”
This comforting, creamy chicken pie uses ready-made pastry for a quick and easy mid-week meal. Continue reading “Chicken and Mushroom Pie”
When the days are getting shorter and the mornings are beginning to bite – autumn is well and truly here. Autumn is traditionally a time of abundance, when vegetables that have been ripening throughout the summer can be harvested and enjoyed throughout the winter months. Take advantage of autumn’s bounty of mushrooms, pumpkins, capsicums, garlic, kumara, tomatoes, eggplant, beetroot, watercress, parsnips and carrots with this easy and satisfying recipe. Continue reading “Caramelised Roast Vegetables”
I don’t care if real men don’t eat quiche. I do and I love it. This one has no pastry base. Continue reading “Baseless Quiche”
A great way to use up old bananas. I sometimes freeze them whole once they get past their best fro eating then when I have enough make a big banana cake. Yumm Continue reading “Banana Cake”
Cheesy tomatoey basilly deliciousness. I used all three types of tomatoes because I like them all and I wanted all the different textures in the sauce. You could easily omit one and replace it with more of another depending on what you have on hand or how you like the texture. Continue reading “Baked Caprese Rigatoni”
An easy never fail chocolate chip cookie. You can add other things instead of chocolate if you like. But who would want to. Continue reading “Easy Double Choc Chip Cookies”
These are, without a doubt, the most amazing, the most perfect blueberry muffins I have ever eaten. I love them so much that I think I’m going to break my self-imposed rule and keep these stocked in the freezer for a morning when the mood for a blueberry muffin strikes (and I guarantee there will be many of those mornings!). These muffins are extremely tender and moist, and packed with a seemingly endless supply of fresh, juicy blueberries. The batter is quite thick and there’s no skimping – the muffin cups are packed full which makes for generous-sized muffins once they come rolling out of the oven. Some muffins have a glaze, streusel or cinnamon-sugar topping, but I didn’t feel that these needed anything at all. They are awesome enough to stand on their own – no dressing up required. Just a classic, delicious blueberry muffin. These are the best of the best when it comes to blueberry muffins. Continue reading “Blueberry Muffins”
I thought since I could I’d share a couple of courses which are part of the regular routes I cycle. The Airport Loop is a 15km circuit around Christchurch Airport and the QE2 Drive cycleway is a popular commuting route for cyclists and one I use regularly too and from work so I shared the courses on Mapmyride in the hope others will use them and we can see who’s the fastest. I’m under no illusion that it’s me but it’s all part of the fun. Continue reading “Cycling Courses”
Alcohol contributes to around 30 percent of New Zealand’s fatal road crashes. Over the last 10 years, fatal crashes caused by drink-driving have claimed the lives of around 1,100 people and caused serious injuries to another 5,300.
From 1 December 2014, the alcohol limit lowered for drivers aged 20 years and over. This has created confusion and people are unsure of how much they can drink before being over the legal driving limits.
You can use our calculator below to ESTIMATE your Blood Alcohol Level (BAC)
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Man it’s hot today.
Temperatures in Christchurch reached 36.1c at Christchurch Airport around 3pm on 21st December 2015. This is the highest recorded temperature ever in Christchurch and beats the previous December record of 34.5 set in 1975.
At one point MetService recorded 40 degrees at Ohoka in North Canterbury.