Posts Tagged ‘ country cooking ’

Slow-cooked rabbit delights

Nov 6th, 2017 | By
slow cooked rabbit

When someone drops a buck rabbit off at your front door, you do not flinch. You allow the husband to bundle the recently deceased creature up, process it and let it marinate in lemon juice and olive oil. Early the next evening you brown the joints in a frypan with bacon, before adding plump, black

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Pea and ham soup with a twist

Jun 12th, 2017 | By

Jazzing up the classic Pea and Ham soup is a grand idea on these chill Winter days, says Annette Taylor. Not much beats a bowl of hearty, steaming soup and one of my favourites  was pea and ham.  For years I’ve turned ham hocks and dried split peas into the well-known winter warmer; it’s cheap,

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Summer pie for all

Feb 15th, 2017 | By
Summer Pie

You’d think I would remember this. But no. The last time I cooked this fantastically tasty recipe was back in 2003 when I wrote about it in my cooking column in the Waikato Times. Which is a bit ironic, because the subject was about memory being a funny old thing. ‘There are many things I’ve

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Melt-in-the-mouth silverside

May 10th, 2014 | By

I’ve never been fond of microwaves; the first I owned, more than 25 years ago, was a gift from my mother-in-law.  At the same time she gave me her recipe for corned silverside, cooked in the new appliance. It was delicious. This machine was a pleasing little lump of plastic that had dials and buttons.

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Lemon cordial a winner all year round

Mar 29th, 2013 | By

This Christmas Kelly Dyer made the mistake of giving N8N two bottles of her lemon cordial. We have been perstering her ever since for more. In the meantime, here’s the recipe. The hot summer days are coming to an end but there’s still nothing quite like a cold glass of cordial at the end of

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Sauce brings taste of summer

Aug 23rd, 2011 | By

The Italian chef has struck again.  At 4.30pm precisely Mariano knocked on our door, laden with ricotta and parmesan cheese and the very best of Giacomo Antonio Puccini on CD.