Mango bonanza

We have seven mango trees in our yard, and last summer one of them produced about 40 mangoes, none of the other trees produced fruit. The mangoes were delicious, and as they were ripened on the tree they were sweeter than store-bought mangoes. The bats certainly seemed to like them 🙂 It is Spring again… Continue reading Mango bonanza

Cheery Cheer

Since my early teens I have preferred diet soft drinks to the sugar kind. Back in the 80’s this meant that I was drinking Diet Coke, but as time has progressed the range of diet drinks has increased. With the advent of the Atkins diet, and mass sugar avoidance, I have been pleased to see… Continue reading Cheery Cheer

Recipe: Neck Chop Stew

This is a variation of a recipe passed down to me by my maternal grandmother. It is a great, cheap, hearty Winter meal. 1-2kg Lamb Neck Chops1 carrot2 onions1-2 cups pearl barleysprig rosemaryA few sprigs of thyme4-6 bay leavescracked peppercorn flour to thickensalt to taste In a large pan combine all of the ingredients except… Continue reading Recipe: Neck Chop Stew

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Recipe: Tasty Chicken

Chicken (thigh fillets best)Soy SauceLemon JuiceGarlicChili In a bowl, combine 3 parts soy sauce to 2 parts lemon juice, and add lots of chopped garlic and chopped chili. You want to make enough to just cover all of the chicken. Add the chicken. Marinate for 45 minutes, turning a few times. You do not really… Continue reading Recipe: Tasty Chicken

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