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Homemade Feijoa Jam

For the record – making jam is NOT just for grandmothers and chefs….you too can do it at home. And TRULY it is super easy. I love giving and receiving homemade gifts….and jams are perfect for this. Find a beautiful jar some vintage fabric and twine and bottle up your homemade jam for a special thoughtful gift this Christmas! Remember – no need to be Martha Stewart to make this recipe….dont be scared, just try it and have fun. Feijoa Jam Recipe Scoop out the filling of 1kg worth of ripe feijoas. Bring to the boil all feijoa pulp with 2/3 cup of water. You need to use a heavy based large pan and be careful as it gets really hot! After a couple of minutes, when the feijoas are tender, add the grated rind and juice of 1 lemon and 1 kilo of white sugar. Stir for 2-3 minutes, then leave simmering (stir occasionally) until the jam is set. Test if the jam is set by dropping a bit into some cold water. If it forms …

Taco Tuesday

For a little over a year we have been regularly celebrating Tuesday’s by eating taco’s for Dinner. “Taco Tuesday”….commonly known in Southern California, at Mexican Restaurants as the night to get 99 cent bargain tacos. Now it has come to New Zealand and more importantly to our house. You just have to search the hashtag #tacotuesday on Instagram and you will see a mega feed of delicious taco themed pics. Soft tacos, guacamole, fish tacos, margaritas, slow cooked pulled pork tacos, guacamole….YUMMO! I try to mix it up with different recipes and accompaniments, fresh herbs and condiments. I guess you could say it’s become a little fun family tradition we have started and plan to continue. Ever thought of starting a family tradition? Why not try a special themed dinner night once a week. Taco’s work so well because there are SO many variations, they are healthy, kids love them and its great for a group of people big or small so you can invite a different bunch of friends each week! Give it a go – I’d love …

Making Sushi

  Tinkering in the Studio with furniture and arty things is not all I like to do. Infact, I’ve been known to tinker in the kitchen a little bit too. I have recently taught myself how to make sushi and refined if pretty well over the last year. My boys (big and small) really love it. My 3 year old even asked me for a sushi cake for his birthday this year….he likes it THAT much! His favourite is tuna with cucumber and avocado. He likes to dip it in the sauce and stuff it all in his mouth in one go. There are so many combinations you can make. For kids why not try pineapple, cream cheese or even cooked sausage. My boys love all of those and its lovely to see them experimenting with different types of food. I learnt to make it by watching a few youtube tutorials and then adapting my own way once I had attempted it a few times. Most major grocery stores sell all the bits you will …