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Quick and dirty apple pie recipe

Here is my standard apple pie recipe.  I don’t have pictures, just imagine tasty apple pie and you’re almost there. Ingredients: 2 – 3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced 2 sheets of puff pastry (thawed) 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon white sugar Method: Preheat oven to 180C or 170C …

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Cookbook 84: Cooking for compliments

I can only assume that Scott’s mother bought this book second hand somewhere due to nostalgia, and then gave it to Scott when he moved out, so he’d have a cookbook that she really loved.  Cooking for compliments by Ruth Morgan was published in 1968, it’s lovely full of UK Imperial measurements and is surprisingly …

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Cookbook 64: A Good Harvest: Recipes from the gardens of Rural Women New Zealand

I purchased this book, A Good Harvest: Recipes from the gardens of Rural Women New Zealand, when I had a glut of produce from my vegetable gardens and wanted some good ideas on things I could make/do to keep what I’d grown on the shelf for longer.  I found this book on Fishpond, and after …

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Cookbook 53: fast food

This time we cooked from a book purporting to be all about fast food, that being food that is fast to prepare and cook versus fast food you might choose to purchase from a fast food venue.  There are many things wrong with this book, which means I really can’t recommend it unless you’re happy …

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Cookbook 18: The new Muffin cookbook

It was Scott’s birthday this weekend so I asked him what he wanted cooked to celebrate his birthday.  He chose muffins, one of his favourite food groups.  I even got him to choose the recipes so he picked his favourite flavours.  All these recipes are by Family Circle, in the new Muffin cookbook.  They’re pretty …

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Cookbook 7: Italian Food Safari

I’m going to be in Europe for a couple of weeks as of next weekend, so this project will be on hold (I’ll try and avoid buying cookbooks, and taking them with me) while I’m there, but will recommence on the weekend of 25 August. Anyway… this weekend was Italian Food Safari, which again taught …

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