Category: Recipes

Easier than Irish Soda Bread: Make Irish Soda Farls

It is St Patricks day here in the USA and you might want to add a little Irish Soda Bread to your dinner. Or even easier: Make Soda Farl. Only four ingredients and they take literally minutes to put together. Easy. Simple. Fast. These… Continue Reading “Easier than Irish Soda Bread: Make Irish Soda Farls”

Coffee Tin Bread

In the old days we did not have Ikea and Walmart and cheap loaf tins. We used what was in the cupboard. Bread can be baked in almost any container. My Mum baked her bread in whatever she had handy – usually a cast… Continue Reading “Coffee Tin Bread”

25/75 Easy Meat Loaf + NEWS

I strive for meals that are 75% vegetable and 25% protein . And of course locally grown – or grown yourself is even better! This meat loaf is simply 25% locally grown protein and 75% vegetables + 2 small fresh green eggs! BOOM MEATLOAF… Continue Reading “25/75 Easy Meat Loaf + NEWS”

Baba Ganoush

Eating only what you grow can sometimes get a little boring  because at some times of the year only a few things are growing – but not at this time of year. This time of year we have a medley of vegetables in the… Continue Reading “Baba Ganoush”

Making Ravioli

Yesterday Chicago John drove down from the city to help us make ravioli for the freezer. This is an old family tradition and he came armed with the filling and the flour, his rollers and molds. Everything we needed. My chickens supplied the eggs… Continue Reading “Making Ravioli”

Tips on How to Make Better Bread.

I know that most of you know how to make bread and I am sure you are perfectly happy with how you make your bread, and I am not trying to pretend I know any better.  I have been making my own bread for as… Continue Reading “Tips on How to Make Better Bread.”

Butternut Squash Ice-cream

One of our best harvests this year (other than the piles of tomatoes we are dealing with ) are butternuts or butternut squash as they say here in America. Whitney  (one of the two chefs in residence) walked across to the other farm on her day… Continue Reading “Butternut Squash Ice-cream”

How to make the perfect sponge. Snow. And a little wild sweetness.

This is what I could see from the window when the sun came up this morning. No sun and no land. All white.  But more on that later.  First we need to discuss Christmas. As you know I am from New Zealand. Christmas in… Continue Reading “How to make the perfect sponge. Snow. And a little wild sweetness.”

A Day on the Couch

Well it was SO cold. It never even reached above Freezing Point yesterday.  And the day before yesterday I overdid it just a little. So I had to have a rest day which means no sitting down, no bending over and no lifting. My… Continue Reading “A Day on the Couch”

How to make Bacon and Egg Pie

In New Zealand if someone says to you ‘Would you like a pie?” or even a piece of pie,  they will be talking about a savoury pie – meat pies, chicken pies or bacon and egg pies and the whole gamut of concoctions in… Continue Reading “How to make Bacon and Egg Pie”