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Hello world! Hi, there! Or, as we say in New Zealand – Kia Ora! Gidday! How are ya?

Autumn, Bay of Plenty, NZ

Autumn, Bay of Plenty, NZ

Who am I blogging for?

Anyone who goes to the kitchen and mentally screams “Arrrrrggghhhhhhh!!!!!  What do I do now?!”

Anyone wanting good, easy, tasty, nutritious foods.  This can be working women supporting families, people living in the fast lane but wanting good quick home cooked meals, or people with disabilities who find traditional cooking methods tricky to handle.  It can also include new (or “lazy”) cooks who don’t know many technical cooking terms.

No judgments – least of all from me.   To me, cooking should be relaxed and about the taste, and the eating… so let’s find the easiest way to get good food to the table!

The whole aim is to prepare good healthy meals quickly and easily, using modern appliances and techniques, so you get great results for minimum effort.   Yes!  It IS possible, even for a person with disabilities like myself… there’s always a “work around”, you just have to find it!

As a “foodie” from waaaaay back, I’m not prepared to give up the tastes I love, so it was up to me to adapt, and that’s just what I’ve done – take the effort out of cooking, without losing the taste!

My other primary aim is to adapt older recipes to the 21st Century, using modern kitchen appliances, so that the wisdom of the ages is not lost.  It’s relatively easy to create your own soaps and other basic cosmetics, if you have the inclination, and without all the “nasties” that can affect sensitive skins.  And simple things, like being able to unblock your sink, or clean windows, with things from your pantry, rather than with expensive (and super-smelly) convenience products that cost the earth and are probably killing both the earth and us!

The pressures of 21st century living also, of course, applies to food, with the upsurge in food allergies and so I have an interest in recipes for those with need for gluten-free recipes, and other dietary requirements.   This has led me to an interest in the field of natural fermentation of foods.    I now make my own cider vinegar, sauerkraut, kombucha drinks, yoghurt and the like, all of which are surprisingly easy to accomplish, given a little time, patience, and the need to economise.

I’m new to the technology of blogging, so please forgive any minor glitches as I get started.

All-in-all, the journey should be worth it!  I’ll be providing tested recipes for a lot of yummy things, including healthy and dietary recipes – with pix – and with culinary tips in most posts.  With a smidgeon of wisdom and a lot of laughs along the way, if you care to join me…..

 

 

 

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