chocolate muslie slices

by Shenanigans.

1/2 cup of brown sugar

3 tablespoons of golden syrup

125 g of butter

melt over a low heat and combine

1 cups of wholemeal four

1 & 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 big tablespoon of cocoa

1 1/2 cups of muslie

1/2 cup o’ raisins

1/2 cup chopped nuts (i like pecans, but they can be a bit on the expensive side, unless you’re cunning in the supermarket, and mark them as offal)

1/2 cup of chocolate chips (i like using white choc, for contrast!)

sieve the flour, cocoa and baking powder, and add the other ingredients. stir these dry ingredients into the butter/syrup/sugar mix. it might be worth waiting a for it to cool a little, so your choc chips don’t melt..

spread the mixture into a baking tray, and cook in a pre-heated over for 20 odd minutes at about 180 degrees C.

remove from oven when nicely cooked and allow to cool, before melting some yummy chocolate and generously covering the top. cut into slices and eat when lonely. pictures to follow….


by Mittins.

one cheap bottle of vodka

two bottles of ginger beer

one bottle of lemonade

one bottle of soda with a twist of lemon

4 limes

some fresh mint !

well first you got to take a big bowl and put all the drink into it – and you has to pour them all at once, like in cockatial. fast fast fast !

now take the limes. cut them in half and squeeze them into the punch. then you might as well put the limes in the punch too. it is fun.

decorate the top of your punch with some fresh mint.

put the punch on the party table. now you are finish.

chilli con carne

by shenanigans

this is a recipe that i have developed over the last few weeks, after i purloined the original from a passing band of actors, and is ideal for these cold and hard winter nights that we are experiencing. below is a list of the ingredients you will need, followed by a brief summery of how to use said ingredients.

1 & 1/2 tsp of cummin

1 & 1/2 tsp of corriander seeds

a couple of bits of cinnamon bark or sticks or whatever

3 or 4 dried chopped chillies, or the equivelant of chilli powder

salt & pepper, of course!

500g of prime minced beefy (i went to the organic butcher and got some real good stuff.. it makes a diff)

2 or 3 beef stock cubes (like good old OXO, ahh..)

1 & 1/2 firm onions

a handful and a bit of mushrooms

1 or 2 courgettes

4 or 5 cloves of the good stuff (that’ll be garlic, then)

a nice red capsicum

half a tube of tomato paste

2 tins of chopped tommies

2 tins o’ kidney beans, rinsed & drained! always rinse and drain these lil beauties..

a clutch of fresh corriander leaves

2 or 3 fresh tomatoes

right then. got all that stuff? then lets begin..

i like to start by heating the cummin & corriander seeds in a dry wok, and then crush them up in a pestle & mortar with some sea salt. cut up the chillies and add them to this spicy goodness, and maybe grind in some fresh black pepper. this will be used later.

brown the mince in a big wok or pan, in a little olive oil. when nicely browned, drain the liquid that invariably will be floating around and put the mince in a bowl, to be added later.

slice your vegtables, and chuck them in the wok. when these are nicely softened/cooked, add the garlic, mince, tomato paste and yer stock cubes and give it a stir. then stir in the spicey goodness compound you created. can you smell the deliciousness? it is at this stage you can futher delight the CCC with a tickle of marjoram and oregano, or whatever else presents itself. it’s all good.

at this point i add the tins of tomatoes and the (rinsed & drained!) kidney beans, and bring to the boil.

leave to simmer for about 50 minutes to an hour. then add the chopped fresh corriander and tomatoes.

it is now ready to serve. as you may well know, chilli con carne is just lovely with a fine salad, chips, baked potatoes, rice, or some lovely crusty bread. and cheese. or creme fresh. or both!

also, it shoud be noted, like most stews and casseroles, this dish is even more wonderful after a day of getting to know itself.

here is a picture of the one i made today. although i forget to buy the tomato paste, so i lobbed in another can of tomatoes. and i put some spring onions in there. can you see them? you know, you really can make it up as you go along, you can’t go wrong. be bold, be daring.


bon appetite, sweet sweet darlings..


21 responses to “Recipes

  1. mittins

    im so hungry right now. bring me a strawberry margarita and a chicken quesadilla, pronto.

  2. Pip

    I make a killer guacamole to go with that chicken quesadilla. Ask Lita.

  3. put up the recipe !

  4. Pip

    Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados mashed well, 1/2 c. diced red onion, 3/4 diced tomato (guts scooped out), 2 minced garlic cloves, 3 diced green chilis (seeds left in for a good kick), salt to taste, juice of one lemon

    Mix it all up. Set in fridge for an hour. Then serve with tortilla chips or corn crisps as you NZ’ers call ’em. A guaranteed hit!

    Or just come to mine, mittins, and I’ll make you some…as long as you bring the tequila and limes.

  5. Pip

    Whoops…I forgot the coriander. Mix in about 1/2 c of chopped coriander.

  6. great stuff pip, moochus grassyarse..
    i am definately going to give this delicious sounding recipe a spin, i’ve been wanting to make some guaccers for an age.
    well, i will when lovely lovely avocadoes return to a more reasonable price, the buggers..

  7. guess what shanengigans you arent invited to pips house and i am

  8. don’t gloat! don’t you know how bad i feel about it?!

  9. Pip

    Heya MC, its ‘muchas gracias’. And yeah, no problemo para ti.

    Yes mittins, come over and we’ll drink margaritas (another great recipe) whilst eating guacamole and tortilla crisps and watch the 2nd season of the Golden Girls (it’s 60.5% downloaded so far).

    Ah well….you can come too, shenanigans. As long as you don’t get mad at me for mimicing your accent. I have a bad habit of that. But you might want to mimic my Ameeerican accent as well?

    (I was drunk after Friday work dfrinks) Sssorry..

  10. it was way better when shenanigans wasnt invited !

  11. im sorry shenananangans, that was ugly.

  12. Pip

    Ok, Mittins…come ova…
    Shenanigans…you’re only welcome if you do silly dances for me to post on YouTube. All the guacamole you can eat tho…
    How about it?

  13. ill start walking around auckland until the police pick me up.

  14. Pip

    HINT: There’s an R somewhere in the name of the ‘burb I live in

  15. Pip

    And I think it’s the same one YOU live in, mittins 🙂 Meet for drinks on Thursday near us?

  16. ha ha… maybe. besties 4 life !

  17. I’m makin the “punch” this Saturday night. I hope my New Yorker pals like it. Anything with “cheap vodka” in the recipe is right up my alley. Thanks.

  18. i made all of this stuff and mixed it up and used it for a facial. very nice!

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