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Food, glorious food.

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Every family has recipes that become favourites - whether they have been passed down through the generations or are more recent discoveries. Our modern times have seen a blending of cultures and different herbs, spices and techniques carried from one family over into another as migration has occurred.
In my own extended family there is the story of an Austrian regional recipe being taken to Australia early in the 1950's by a fresh young migrant who, for reasons of simplicity, modified the preparation method  (he used a wok) and then this new technique being taken back to Austria years later by visiting family. The story goes that there is now a little Austrian village in the shadows of the Alps with the highest ownership of woks per capita outside of China.
Read through some of the recipes submitted and why not send some of your own family favourites.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2011 20:52

Mango & Avocado Salsa

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For a deliciously refreshing summer salad to accompany barbecued chicken or fish try this mango and avocado combination - a sure winner for all those mango lovers out there.
1 lge Avocado (Hass)
1 Slightly green mango
½ Spanish (Red) onion
1 Red Capsicum
1 tbsp Fresh lime juice
1 tbsp Red wine vinegar
1 tbsp Olive oil
2 tspn Sesame & Ginger dressing
2 tbsp Fresh mint
Salt & Hot sauce (Tabasco or Peri-Peri)
Pit and dice avocado & mango
Finely chop onion, capsicum and mint
Combine above ingredients adding lime juice, vinegar and oil
Slowly add salt and hot sauce to taste
Cover and let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to infuse flavours
Drizzle with Sesame & Ginger dressing
Serve chilled or room temperature with chicken or fish.
(Serves 4)
Preparation time: 40 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Last Updated on Saturday, 19 November 2011 21:34

Pat's Date Loaf

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When Kelly submitted this recipe she included the following note:
This is a recipe that I make all the time, not sure if it has come from Aunty Pat or not - but it’s definitely a favourite in my home and is simply known as Pats Date Loaf.

3 cups boiling water
100g butter
250g sultanas
2 cups sugar
250g dates
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp mixed spice
4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 180oC

Put first 7 ingredients into a large saucepan and bring to a gentle boil
Leave to cool
Stir in the 4 cups flour and 1 tsp baking powder

Line 2 x loaf tins
Bake in pre-heated oven about 1 hour

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2011 21:11

Cora's Meatloaf

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This is a relatively quick and easy meat loaf that Cora has developed over the years.

500g minced lean beef
2-3 cloves crushed garlic
1 finely chopped onion
¼ cup bread crumbs
1 egg
dash maggi seasoning
2 tbspns sage
2 tbspns oregano
2 tbspns chopped parsley
3 hard boiled eggs
400g can tomatoes
chopped basil
sugar, salt to taste

Mix together beef, garlic, onion, breadcrumbs, sage, oregano and parsley.
Spread onto baking sheet into rectangular shape.
Place hard boiled eggs in centre, roll meat to cover eggs and form a loaf shape.
Place into baking tin.
Chop tomatoes into saucepan and gently boil until reduced to thick sauce.
Add sugar, salt, basil to taste.
Pour over meatloaf.

Bake in oven at 180 degrees C for 1 hour.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2011 23:13