Posts Tagged ‘ home baking ’

Vera a real gem

Jun 17th, 2015 | By

My Aunt Vera lived in an old railway cottage at the start of the Karangahake gorge and only in the last decade or so used an electric oven. When I met her and husband Bill (my relative) – she did all her cooking on a Shacklock coal range. Keen conservationists, I believe the pair were

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Gingernuts on track

Aug 1st, 2013 | By

There’s nothing like dunking a spicy gingernut biscuit in a steaming cup of tea. But in 2009 the nation’s favourite dunking fodder vanished from supermarket shelves, along with chocolate chip cookies. Griffin’s had closed its Lower Hutt factory and moved operations to Auckland which had, National Radio reported, resulted in “minor teething issues”. This meant

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