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Busy in the kitchen with Relish and Chutney

Busy in the kitchen with Relish and Chutney
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I have been keeping myself busy in isolation. Thanks to all of those who are saving their bottles for me. I have made a couple of batches up. First is a batch of Dried Fruit Chutney, and another batch of the Chilli Onion and Apple Relish.  This is so simple and simply yummy !! Chilli
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Busy times in isolation !

Busy times in isolation !
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  The garden is doing great !  Some veges producing goodies, lawn is mowed and looking tidy.  Freezer is pretty full at the moment, though can always fit ONE more thing.  And over the past few days, I have been using the knitting looms to make some beanies for my collection.  I hope we end
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Home Made TOMATO SAUCE

Home Made TOMATO SAUCE
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2 1/2 kg Tomatoes – chopped coarsely 2 large Onions – chopped coarsely 10 whole Cloves 10 Allspice Berries 1 tablespoon sweet Paprika 1 clove Garlic 1/2 Cinnamon stick 2 tablespoons Salt 1 1/2 cups Sugar 2 cups white Malt Vinegar In large saucepan – place tomatoes, onions, cloves, berries, paprika, garlic, cinnamon, and salt.
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Kumquats in Brandy

Kumquats in Brandy
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750gm kumquats 2 cinnamon sticks halved lengthways 2 vanilla sticks halved lengthways 3 cups caster sugar 2 1/2 cups brandy Wash and dry kumquats well and prick each of the fruit. I used a skewer. Place kumquats, cinnamon and vanilla beans into sterilised bottle. Combine sugar and brandy and pour over the fruit, making sure
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Moroccan Chickpea Soup

Moroccan Chickpea Soup
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This is one beautiful soup.  Moroccan Chickpea Soup 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion chopped 2 stalks celery chopped 2 teaspoons cumin 1lt hot vegetable stock 400 gm can tomatoes with garlic (I used plain and added a teaspoon of garlic) 400gm can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 100gm frozen broad beans, (I used frozen
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The most popular Dried Apricot Jam

The most popular Dried Apricot Jam
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1kg Dried Apricots (I cut mine in quarters) 2 Cinnamon Sticks 3 Cloves 6 Cardomon Pods 1.25 kg Caster Sugar 1/4 cup Lemon Juice Cut Apricots in quarters and place in large bowl,  Cover with 2 lts of water and soak overnight. Place testing plate in Freezer. Place spices in a piece of cheesecloth and
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Isolation Happenings so far.

Isolation Happenings so far.
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With isolation underway, I have kept myself busy doing all sorts of things. I have made Sweet Chilli Sauce, BBQ Sauce,  Pineapple Jam, Citreon Tea, Marmalade, Plum Jam, Jam Drops, Rock Cakes, Lemon Cookies, and some Cupcakes.  Not much room left in the freezer. I also crocheted a mask last night, it is one with
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Corned Beef like you have never tasted it !

Corned Beef like you have never tasted it !
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Just have to tell you about the corned beef from Bushy Creek and how wonderful it is.  When I first looked at it, well, it didnt have that red corned beef look.  Well, no it didn’t. It didn’t have any of the added red colouring that usually keeps me awake all night.  When cooked the
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Bushy Creek Farm BEEF

Bushy Creek Farm BEEF
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I ordered 1/8 beast from Bushy Creek Farm recently, it was delivered FREE of charge. We had some TOMAHAWK STEAKS which filled the dinner plate, and they were seriously tender. Tonight I made some spaghetti sauce from the mince and I have to say it was one of the best spaghetti sauces I think I
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Kitchen Metric Conversion – Cheat Sheet

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Kitchen Cheat Sheet – Metric Conversion 1oz 28.35gm   1cup 250ml 1gm 0.035oz   1fl oz 29.5ml 1kg 35oz (2.2lb)   1ml 0.034floz Weight                                    Liquids                           Metric     Imperial                   Metric      Pint        Cup      Fl Oz 30gm 1oz   100ml     3 1/2 60gm 2oz   125ml   1/2 4 1/2 85gm 3oz  
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Apologies from Admin

Apologies from Admin
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Have tonight had a problem with the site and lost the last 10 posts. I endeavour to get these posts up again in the next day or so. Thanks for your patience.

Christmas Cooking #2 – Chocolate, Fruit and Nut Logs

Christmas Cooking #2 – Chocolate, Fruit and Nut Logs
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Chocolate, Fruit and Nut Logs 250g shortbread biscuits 1/2 cup Milk CHOC BITS 1/2 cup White CHOC BITS 1 cup fruit medley 3/4 cup shelled pistachio kernels, roughly chopped 3/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped 395g can  Sweetened Condensed Milk 185g White Melts, roughly chopped 60g butter Crush biscuits to fine crumbs in a food processor.
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Christmas Cooking #1 – White Chocolate Truffles

Christmas Cooking #1 – White Chocolate Truffles
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White Chocolate Truffles 2 x 180g pkts white chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier liqueur 2 x 180g pkts white chocolate, extra Vegetable oil, to brush Silver leaf, to decorate (see note) Place chocolate, cream and Grand Marnier in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water (ensure
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How to eat Healthy, and it is just as My Mum Said

How to eat Healthy, and it is just as My Mum Said
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We always hear about these NEW SPECIAL DIETS, the most wonderful way of living that will help with weight loss, help us to live longer and better, etc etc.                                                                                 Well, I still go with what my mum said Moderation is the key.  A little bit of everything sounds great to me. We should try to
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Together we can change the future for Men with Prostate Cancer.

Together we can change the future for Men with Prostate Cancer.
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Please give today to the Prostate Cancer Fundraiser As we are all getting older, it seems to be more and more of the men in our lives, our friends and family, our loved ones, are entering this group.  We need to help raise funds for more research and a remedy for an early solution to
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Boost your brain and memory from Healthline.com

Boost your brain and memory from Healthline.com
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Picture of the brain from Queensland Brain Institute Here is the list of best foods for the brain and memory from healthline.com Fatty Fish Coffee Blueberries Tumeric Broccoli Pumpkin Seeds Dark Chocolate Nuts Oranges Eggs They also have a list of the worst foods for the brain Sugary Drinks. Refined Carbs. Refined carbohydrates include sugars
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Gerascophobia the fear of Getting Old.

Gerascophobia the fear of Getting Old.
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Fear of Getting Old Phobia – Gerascophobia. The word Gerascophobia is derived from Greek ‘tha geraso’ which is a phrase that means ‘I am getting old‘ and phobos meaning dread or deep fear. … No one wants to lose their youthfulness, develop wrinkles and face other health problems that are inevitable with age.   As
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