Warren from Tauranga asks, “Does anyone know how to kill aphids on a swan plant bush, without killing the caterpillars?”
This week we go bananas, but before doing so, here are a couple of questions from readers that you may be able to help with – and a tip. Warren from Tauranga asks, “Does anyone know how to kill aphids on a swan plant bush, without killing the caterpillars?” If you can help out Warren, […]
This summer we are going to have The Great Kiwi Burger Competition again. If you have a favourite gourmet burger recipe, then please send it in. What a treat for a summer evening – a gourmet burger, curly chips, copious blobs of tomato sauce, and a side salad freshly picked from the garden. Kiwilicious! – […]
To make hummus all you need is 1 tin of chickpeas, 5 cloves of garlic, and the juice from 1 lemon. Whiz them together in blender, place on plate add a tablespoon of oil. And we are all set to spread!
To make hummus you need 300g of cooked chickpeas (buying a can is a heck of a lot easier than preparing the chickpeas yourself). Drain the chickpeas, add a couple of cloves of crushed garlic, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or paprika if you want something milder), two tablespoons of olive oil, and […]
Tomato lover has sent in this tip for using dried tomatoes. “To make sun-dried tomato hummus, cheaper than store bought, make a basic hummus recipe and add 5-6 chopped sun-dried tomatoes, with some of the oil from the jar. Whip up into a creamy delicious hummus mix in the food processor.”
Here’s a tip about boiling vegetables: If it grows underground (is a root vegetable) start in cold water. If above ground, start in hot water.
Buy fresh or frozen whole chickens on special and cut them up yourself. It is so easy, and you get 2 full chicken breasts, 2 thighs, 2 wings, 2 drumsticks and a carcass for chicken stew and dumplings. Cooking for one, a chicken can last me up to two weeks. I also get 3 servings […]
This recipe is quick and easy to make and is yummy too. For a family of four, you will need: a regular can of baked beans, 4 to 6 cooked sausages, sliced thinly, a bell pepper, diced (you could use 1/2 red pepper and 1/2 green pepper for added colour), and some lettuce leaves (stacked […]
Last week Busy Mum from Wellington asked, “I am looking for low-cost recipes for a family of four, that can be made in next to no time.”