Spinach Dip

Drain 2 packets frozen chopped spinach
Mix together well
2 cups sour cream
1 cup mayonaise
2 packets spring vegetable soup
Drained spinach
Cut the top off a large loaf of bread and hollow out the centre. Reserve the bread and chop into bite sized peices.
Pour dip into bread case and surround with bread pieces. When these have all been eaten, it’s time to demolish the bread case.

Satay Sauce

Fry 1 chopped onion until brown.
3 cloves garlic chopped coarsly
1 tbspn Thai red curry paste (preferably Mae Ploy brand)
150g peanut butter
2 tbspns fish sauce
6 tbspns brown sugar
Juice 1/2 lemon
1 cup water

Simmer together for 10 mins until the starch in the peanut butter thickens the sauce.

Taste and adjust flavour to your liking with extra salt, sugar, chilli or lemon juice.

Cheese Biscuits


  • 250g or 2 cups plain cake flour
  • 35g or 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • 250g block of parmesan cut into 3 or 4 pieces
  • 1 good teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne to taste
  • 10g or 3 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 220g butter chilled
  • 1-2 tablespoons sour cream or lemon juice


  1. With food processor running drop cheese in giving it time to process each block before adding another.
  2. Add flours, cheese and seasonings in food processor and process until well combined.
  3. Cut into small pieces and add, processing until the mixture looks like sand.
  4. With motor running add enough sour cream or lemon juice so mixture just forms a ball.
  5. Roll into logs 4cm or 1 1/2 inches thick. Wrap in plastic and chill thoroughly, or freeze for a couple of months!
  6. Cut up into slices about 3mm thick.
  7. Bake in oven, at 160C for 10 -12 mins. Rotate tray front to back then close oven door and turn off. Allow to cool in the oven to brown and crisp up.
  8. They're best when they are light brown.

Pork with Ginger

This has a really nice coating of soy and sugar

Mix 2t cornflour
2t soy sauce
1t oil
Thinkly slice one pork loin chop. Place in cornflour mix and refrigerate at least 10 mins for coating to set.
Place in non stick fry pan with
1t oil
6 slices ginger, shredded
Fry over high heat until brown. Add
1 heaped teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon sherry
Sprinkle with a little chopped coriander and serve.