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  • 5 TIPS TO HELP YOU SLEEP
  • 5 ways to help bring sleep:
  • 4. Have a hot milky drink
  • 5. Do not read, eat or do work in bed
  • EGGS
  • 1/2 cup baking soda, 1 cup white vinegar. Put into washing machine to clean the inside of your washing machine and to clean the fluff that sticks to your dark clothes. Just do a normal wash with no clothes.
  • stick
  • 1 tsp of baking powder per kg of potato.
  • 1/2 cup baking soda then add 1/4 cup vinegar. It really works.
  • CANOLA OIL
  • 2 tablespoons butter, a small diced onion, 1 cup cooked diced bacon and 1 teaspoon curry powder. When all that is cooked (about 5 minutes) add 2 tablespoons flour, till all fat is absorbed, and cook for a minute. Add milk to a thick consistency while stirring with a whisk and grate some tasty or blue cheese in. Drain the chicken stock vege water into the sauce then mash the cooked brussel sprouts with a potato masher and combine with the sauce mix. Easy, ready in 10-15 minutes and so scrummy.
  • 2 T Lemon Juice
  • 2 T Oilve Oil
  • 2 T Fish Sauce
  • 2 T of a
  • 600 ml bottle of cream
  • MASHED POTATOES
  • 150 Degrees Celsius and then BBQ calamari rings for
  • 5 minutes in a lemon
  • 5 to 7 min Dust crepes with powdered sugar and squeeze juice from 1 lemon over them.
  • 1 t custard powder with 1 t water and brush over pastry – pies etc – instead of wasting a whole egg for glazing
  • 275 g baking powder
  • 70 g cornflour
  • 5 dried bay leaves crumbled
  • 1 tsp ground cloves or 6og potpourri
  • WINE
  • BUTTERMILK
  • BAKING POWDER
  • 1. Slightly bruised fruit should not go to waste
  • 2. On smoothies
  • 20 or more guests
  • 2 K never was
  • 5 simple steps
  • 7 hours sleep a night
  • 4 times a week
  • 1 dessertspoon per 300 ml pottle/carton of cream. You can do it hours ahead which is handy when you are busy and it doesn’t go runny at the bottom as it does with sugar.
  • 8/ Always seek medical advice if in doubt
  • 4 children at
  • 3 different schools
  • 5 minutes Clean each room in your house for just these
  • 5 minutes You will be surprised at how much you can get done in just
  • 1 cup chicken stock. You can alter the amounts according to your tastes and desired consistency.
  • 1. Place a large
  • 2. Now simply build any kind of decent fire in front of this thicker log, using three smaller
  • 4 pm is usually the best time for a ceremony and to save money, choose a day other than Saturday
  • 1. When chopping onions to stop your eyes from watering, chop the top and tail off and then chop in half through the middle and then again
  • 2. When cutting onions, ensure you
  • 3. A good way to get rid of the onion smell on your hands is to
  • 1. If you love the taste of mayonnaise but not the calories they bring, mix the mayo you love half and half with non
  • 6 eggs, a dash of milk, chives or parsley and lots of hot butter in the pan.
  • 15 minutes at
  • 160 degrees Kids LOVE cold pizza
  • 120 degrees for a further
  • 3 hours It comes out fat
  • 1 tablespoon of good quality cornflour will thicken any casserole or stew.
  • 2 eggs, salt & pepper mixed in a bowl. Cook for 1 min 40 in the microwave. Served on toast with a dash of tomato sauce. Yay, ready in a couple of mins and so yummy! Especially good recipe for busy people, those on a budget or a breastfeeding new mum. Super quick, super good.
  • 2 tbsp each of brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and tomato sauce. Add in the juice from a tin of pineapple, keeping actual pineapple aside. Cook 6 sausages in a pan, till they’re browned, remove and cut them into slices (easier to slice when they’re cooked, and they keep a nicer shape) and pour in your saucy mixture. After 10 mins, throw in the pineapple pieces, and a few handfuls of cashew nuts. Crispy, fresh and kind of zingy! It tastes great and is so easy and cheap to make!
  • 1 can sweetcorn kernels, a small diced cucumber, sliced red pepper, spring onions, tomato and chopped up mint with parsley sprinkled on top. I also add prawns or shrimps. I just put a teaspoon of olive oil and vinegar and mix it all together. It’s a really juicy, fresh salad and is great for BBQs! For nibbles, I love a fresh baguette or French stick sliced up into small pieces with cream cheese, smoked salmon and coriander on top. And you can’t go past fresh rosemary sprinkled on your roast or BBQ veges whilst cooking.” Tonya Drabble, Wellington.
  • 3 kids under
  • 5, so anything that helps them have a good night sleep is a winner with me
  • 3 are so easy to grow in your garden at home
  • 25 grams fresh thyme, 2 1/2 cups boiling water, honey. Take the fresh thyme and cover with boiling water, allow to infuse for at least 5-10 minutes Add a little honey and drink while still piping hot.” Thank you to clever Fiona Perkinson of Massey, Auckland.
  • cup
  • 1/2 cup of rosemary. 

Mix in another container 
4 drops of sandalwood fragrance oil
, 6 drops of lavender fragrance oil and 
6 drops of orange fragrance oil. 
Allow these things to sit for a day and then combine together and let the mixture sit for another day in an air tight jar. Now glue your fabric together on three sides. Stuff the pouch with your herb and mixture and then glue your fourth side shut.”
  • 2 cups milk, 1 cup yoghurt or ice cream. Put your ingredients into a blender and serve in a tall glass.
  • 4 tablespoons of flour, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of cocoa, 2 tabelsoons of oil, 3 tablespoons milk and 1 large mug or soup bowl. Mix everything into your bowl or mug. Microwave for 3mins high (1000w). Tip onto a plate, serve with jam, cream or yoghurt. Kylie Mills, Wattle Downs.
  • 1. Place a giant marshmallow
  • 3. When perfectly brown and bubbly, eat it
  • 1. A picnic blanket
  • 9. Most importantly the camera to capture the memories
  • Lemon
  • chicken
  • 2 Lemon Fresh preserved lemons stuffed inside the chicken. Towards the end of the cooking, you can baste with more lemon juice and even manuka honey if desired, but watch it doesn’t burn.”Rose Bolton, Torbay
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon good honey, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1. The secret to creamy mashed potatoes is grated, tasty cheese
  • 3/4 cup of grated cheese instead. A knob of butter, a firm mash with a sturdy masher and you will have the tastiest mashed potatoes on the block. Freshly ground black pepper and rock salt are a must. To wash your pot after mashing, use COLD water not warm. Warm water just bakes the potato to the pot. Cold water gets the mash off straight away.
  • 2. A tip for lower fat mashed spud
  • 30 seconds to warm them and juice them up! They will be so much easier to squeeze!”
  • 4. Make your own furniture
  • 1 tsp instant coffee or freshly perked espresso, 2 Equal or sugar, 1/4 cup boiling water, crushed Ice, Trim milk. Into a tall drinking glass, add your coffee (use more for a stronger drink), add sweetener and add boiling water. Stir to dissolve. Add crushed ice to half fill the glass. Now fill the glass to the top with cold milk. Top with whipped cream if so desired. – Enjoy!
  • 250 g potatoes, salt, 250g straight macaroni or hollow noodles,200g grated cheese, 3/4 cup cream, 3tbsp butter, 2 large onions. How to: Peel and dice potatoes. Boil in salted water. Add noodles shortly before potatoes are cooked. Potatoes should be soft. Drain and arrange with cheese in alternate layers in deep dish. Pour in the cream and place in hot oven few minutes or until the cheese melts. Meanwhile melt butter, sliced onions and fry until light brown.
  • 4 pieces, wrap with a piece of bacon big enough to wrap all the way round, then secure with a toothpick. Then just put straight on the bbq. When the bacon is cooked, it’s ready. Tasty and delicious. If making ahead of time, soak the banana pieces in lemon juice to prevent them going brown.Graeme and Tracy Farmer,
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 jigger of Irish Whiskey, 2 thirds a cup of coffee or flavoured Irish Creme coffee, quarter cup of heavy cream, lightly whipped. Preheat the glass with hot water. Dump the water out and add the hot coffee with the teaspoon of sugar and stir. Add the jigger of whiskey, and top with the whipping cream.
  • 1/2 Cup Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 Cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup HP Sauce, 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tsp instant coffee, 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar, 1 Onion. Finely chop onion, sweat in pan until transluscent, add all other ingredients, simmer. Can use as a marinade or sauce.
  • 2 tsp instant coffee powder, butter, sugar, honey and water in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Bring this to the boil reducing the heat and simmer for 5 mins Pour into a large heatproof bowl and leave to cool. When the mixture’s cooled, sift the flour and cocoa powder, dissolve the baking soda in the milk then add to the cooled mixture with the eggs. Beat until smooth. Spoon the mixture into wee cupcake/muffin cases, and put into a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 mins For the topping, whip cream and put a spoonful on top and dust slightly with cocoa or coffee.
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 
1 can of lemonade or ginger ale. Place all ingredients in your crockpot and after 6 hours while you’re at work, come home to a divine slow roast beef. Serve with white rice, egg noodles or mashed potatoes to soak up the gravy!
  • 4 cups cold NZ milk,
  • 1 cup boiling water, 6 tsp instant coffee powder, 4 tablespoons Cream, 3 tablespoons raw sugar, crushed Ice. Dissolve instant coffee and sugar in boiling water and allow to cool. Blend the coffee mixture and milk in a blender for few seconds. Add cream and crushed ice. Blend for another few seconds till it becomes frothy. Serve chilled.
  • 1 can of cream corn, 1 can of kidney beans, 1 can of tomato puree, 1 onion, 1 capsicum, 1 tablespoon beef stock, 1 teaspoon crushed garlic. Saute chopped onion and capsicum, add all other ingredients and about quarter cup water, heat through. Serve with nacho chips and sour cream or grated cheese. Awesome for lunch or dinner and can be varied by adding chopped herbs like thyme, oregano and parsley. We’ve not met anyone yet who doesn’t love it!
  • 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 squeezed lemon juice combined with pinch of salt and pepper, and also baked pinenuts in oven until light brown. Once orzo/risoni cooked and drained, put in bowl and put pour over the top the dressing and baked pinenuts. Add to salad .. feta cheese, spring onions and tomatoes. You can then add anything you like if you want .. Be it sweetcorn pieces from the cob, red/green pepper, avocado … whatever takes your fancy if you desire more veges. This is great cold or warm and is the most delicious leftovers too!” Jenny Chatfield, Ellerslie.
  • 1 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup baking soda. Put the vinegar into the toilet bowl. Leave it 30 minutes (you have time to do something else!) After 30 minutes dip the toilet brush into the toilet. Take it out and sprinkle some baking soda onto the brush. Scour the inside of the toilet with the brush repeating the sprinkle procedure until the baking soda is gone. Clean toilet! This works for me as I don’t have to smell any nasty chemicals as I am pregnant. I also grow my own salad greens – I really like my vege garden. Also reduce your junk mail with an “Addressed Mail Only” sign. This will greatly help the environment.” Seema Lal, Auckland.
  • 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup miniature marshmallows, 1 cup crushed pineapple (drained), 1 cup mandarin segments, fresh or tinned drained) and 1 cup dessicated coconut. How to: 1. Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. You can throw this together in a couple of minutes. The perfect summer dessert side dish.
  • 1 packet of chocolate melts – tip into a glass bowl and put in the microwave on 50% or medium power – cook for 1 minute – stir – cook further 1 minute – take out of microwave and stir until any lumps have melted and chocolate is smooth – leave to cool for a while if dipping fruit or using as a topping on cookies.
  • 2. Pour yourself a glass
  • 2 oranges skin and all in a sugar syrup until soft then throw into whizz and combine until pureed. Cream 6 eggs and
  • 2 cups fresh herbs;
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice;
  • 4 cloves garlic;
  • 2/3 cup sunflower seeds;
  • 2/3 cup Olive oil;
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
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  • 1/3 cup Cornflour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 thirds cup of Flour, half cup Milk, 2 teaspoons Baking Powder. How to make the batter: Sift dry ingredients, add Milk, mix until smooth.
  • 2 tbsps of oil. Saute but don’t colour. Add half a glass of white wine and a just over a cup of stock. Add the chook which has been rubbed in salt and oil and had a few herbs stuck up it (bay leaf, parsley, sage). Bring to a simmer, coat in juice and then place in oven at 180 for about an hour with a tight fitting lid. Turn oven up for last ten minutes and take the lid off so the chook gets golden on top. Serve on rice with sauce from casserole reduce the sauce if desired). Garlic won’t make your breath smell and the kids love sucking it out of the garlic blub husk! I think it’s a immune system boost!
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  • 2 breasts should give you between 20 and 25 strips) and coat with a variety of seasoned breadcrumbs ie. moroccan, lemon pepper, mixed herbs or mexican. Refrigerate until the coating has set then fry in canola oil until golden. Drain on a paper towel. Serve hot with a green salad or drizzle with a homemade tomato salsa or sauce and serve with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.
  • 2 pieces of wax lunch paper so that it easily peels off when you’re ready to use it. This method keeps the dough in one piece plus you use less flour- thus not spoiling the texture of your dough.
  • 1 large onion chopped small, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon white pepper. Add water to fill approx half the pan then simmer for 30 mins Use a kitchen whizz to blend all ingredients and chop up the skins. 2/3 fill small containers and freeze immediately. This will make 4 big soup meals for 1 person for the cost of a just little power.
  • 5-6 new potatoes, 380g tub of Lisa’s gloriously garlic hummus, bacon pieces, feta cheese and spring onion. Wash and peel the potatoes and chop into small bite size bits and boil until tender. Chop up bacon and fry until cooked. Drain potatoes and place in a bowl. Add tub of hummus and bacon and stir until potatoes are coated with the hummus. Chop up feta and spring onion and add to salad. This can be served warm or cold.
  • 1 small tin of pineapple chunks and whipped cream. Place gingernuts in muffin tins and put in the oven at 150C for about 10 minutes until they’ve softened. Remove from the oven and press the softened biscuits deeper into the rounded muffin tins shapes. Leave to cool then fill depressions with whipped cream and place pineapple cubes on top. Refrigerate for 2- 3 hours before serving. Lip smacking good!
  • 2 cups of milk with tablespoon of butter, a bit of flour and 3-4 eggs. Sprinkle with cheese and cook until perfection or until golden.
  • yeast
  • 1/8 th teaspoon of Vitamin C powder or
  • 50 mg Vitamin C tablet to the yeast liquid
  • 3-4 cups of flour. It helps the oxidising process by speeding up the maturing of the dough. It eliminates the long raising time, and gives a lighter loaf which does not go stale. Vitamin C can also be used for marinating meat, and home wine making.
  • 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp of baby shampoo
  • 1 Tbsp of Gin, or Listerine mouthwash
  • 2 litres of warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt and process until smooth. If you prefer a slightly sweet version, add a tablespoon of honey or Molasses is a healthy sweetener if you like the flavor. If your favorite sandwich spread is crunchy peanut butter, stir in some extra crushed peanuts. It wont last as long as store-bought stuff, but it’ll have the goodness and quality that only home-made food can.
  • 8 glasses of water. Try and have either a filled bottle or water jug around you to remind you. The water in herbal teas count just as well. If you can – try and squeeze in a green tea every day. It contains great antioxidants and revs the metabolism.
  • 3-4 minutes The warm soapy water will splatter and make it easy to wipe down and clean the microwave insides
  • 1 block butter chopped small dices, 4T milk, 4T cocoa, 4T milk powder, 1C sugar, 2tsp vanilla essence. Crush biscuits in a large bowl. In a saucepan, stir butter, sugar, milk and cocoa until butter is melted and combined in a runny consistency. Take off heat, stir in milk powder and vanilla. Pour over crushed biscuits and mix together well. Spread into a well-greased lamington tray. Ice with basic, traditional icing (see above) and refrigerate to enjoy.
  • 30 seconds Enjoy crispy cheesy golden sticks
  • 2-3 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar. It really does add a zing.
  • 45 minutes Let cool then enjoy your homemade snack.
  • 7 days Keep the paper towel moist but not wet
  • 2 kg quinces,
  • WORCESTER SAUCE
  • 1 Soup and 1 Gourmet favourite and there you have 7 meals For vegetarians, change the meat component to lentils, beans or cheese and add some nuts too and add some fresh bread or croutons to bulk out a lighter meal. Then just use the search field above for ideas and recipes and you’re away!
  • 225 g sugar. Start by beating the egg whites and salt till the mixture holds soft peaks. Continue beating while gradually adding half the sugar in. When the mixture holds stiff peaks add the rest of the sugar and beat for a further few minutes. Spoon the mixture onto a baking paper lined tray using a spoon to make hollows in the centre. Bake for 2 hours at 180C. Serve with passionfruit pulp in the cavity, a dollop of cream and ice cream.
  • 8 hours and then re-heat in hot water but dont boil. It works and people will wonder how you are so clever as to have been able to poach so many eggs and still have them runny.
  • 4-6 eggs, add a dash of milk, add in some left over veggies, pour into a small muffin tray, sprinkle with cheese and bake until cooked. They’re efficient plus they look cute! Happy children. Yay.
  • 2. If cutting out some of the sugar, add extra spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and ginger, to enhance the flavour.
  • 4. Use fruit puree, such as unsweetened applesauce or prune puree, in place of some of the fat
  • 1 medium courgette grted. Serve on multi grain toast and top with grated cheese.
  • 1 tbsp butter 2-3 tbsp flour in microwave safe bowl. Cook for about 30sec on high. Add about 1c milk mix with a fork then cook on high 1 min Stir and keep cooking on high for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time till thick. The lumps should come out during cooking. Then mix in parsley for fish, leeks, or grated cheese for broccoli etc.
  • 1. Cover it all up
  • 2. Make it hot, hot, hot
  • 3.99 a punnet. But look out for quality as the cheaper prices are generally the poorer quality. Organic Blueberries are out Labour weekend, but they’re very pricey. If you can wait another two weeks a wider selection should be available at more reasonable prices. Jersey Bennes are approx two weeks away. Spring lamb should be plentiful around NZ food markets by the end of October. And if you’d like to try something a little different, give quail eggs and wild rabbit legs for a spring dish!
  • 6 Tips for preparing Fresh
  • 5. Use cooking methods that do not add extra fat to the dish
  • 200 g of Quark with
  • 75 g of grated Parmesan,
  • 30 g of pine nuts and
  • 3 tablespoons of minced garlic. use as a spread or dip.
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey. Spread lavishly on toasted fruit bread, panforte or serve with french toast and stewed apple.
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