Category Archives: Tips

Carrot Salad and Cucumber soup – both are easy and low calorie

 Post holiday weekend – and all that sugar fat and yummy stuff — sigh – today is back to watching what I put in my mouth day – and here is a truly fabulous low calorie carrot salad. One of … Continue reading

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Changing your favorite recipes into slow cooker recipes!

 ALLRECIPES is a great website and I got this fabulous tip from them – here is the link: http://dish.allrecipes.com/recipes-tips-convert-slow-cooker/?prop26=whatscooking&prop25=5387083448&prop27=2017-01-19&did=121929-20170119&eaid=13631981&hid=3dd8bf9f54f4e4b1d93019915ccd0696fe74e136 If you have a favorite stovetop or oven recipe that you wish you could make in the slow cooker? If it … Continue reading

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Chicken Curry South African Style

South Africans love curry. So do folks from the UK. South Africa has a large and prosperous Indian community ( you may recall that Gandhi lived there for a while). So curry is part of the normal menu in a … Continue reading

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Tips on how to keep mushrooms fresh from Cooking Light Magazine

We love mushrooms of all kinds – my favorite way to cook them is with olive oil or lower calorie Pam olive oil spray, salt, sliced onions on a flat baking pan in the oven for 30 minutes. YUM! Here … Continue reading

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Chicken, Capers, Artichokes – easy tasty meal! Don’t overcook the chicken!

This was a fast easy meal as long as you have all the ingredients – which I did! Chicken Breast Cutlets with Artichokes and Capers Ingredients 1 cup white flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste … Continue reading

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Low Calorie Diets – do they work?

I have been reading about Low ( make that VERY low) calorie diets. The 5.2 diet in particular. They work. After a particularly heavy eating trip, I tried this out. It helped a lot. Eat only 500 calories for two … Continue reading

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Tip Hero is a great site to help with cooking and baking tips! Here is a great video and recipe ! Enjoy

This is truly spectacular for those who eat meat. We do! INDIVIDUAL BEEF WELLINGTONS Serves 2 generously You’ll Need – Two 2 ½-to-3-inch-tall pieces beef tenderloin (filet mignon), about ¾ pound – 1 tablespoon vegetable oil – 3 tablespoons unsalted … Continue reading

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And a couple more tips from ALLRECIPES.COM – enjoy!

 Here are the rest of the tips from ALLRECIPES.COM – (my last post had the first one about fresh baking powder etc) and I especially like the last one! ENJOY! Below is the reason why I bake – two little … Continue reading

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Baking better cakes! Try these tests – easy and quick!

Here are my twin grandsons helping me bake last weekend. I love to bake. But my baking experiments are not always successful. I came across these hints in ALLRECIPES.COM and wanted to share them with you! 1. Make sure that … Continue reading

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A really healthy no calorie drink that costs very little to make – try it!

Our three year old grandsons are getting cuter every day. And they love to go to the farmers market ( as well as to come to the Little Farm) . Last week they enjoyed face painting. This last weekend they … Continue reading

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Passion fruit Pound Cake – YUM!

We grow a lot of passion fruit and we love to cook with it. Dishes as simple as regular fresh fruit salad with lots of papaya and pineapple, mango and passion fruit and then desserts – oh my goodness. Just … Continue reading

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When berries are a bit squashed – make a smoothie!

I often find that even the best berries eventually ( some sooner rather than later) look squashed and so really cannot be served elegantly. Here is a great way to make use of them – and preserve the good taste … Continue reading

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Prime rib – cooking a roast from frozen – and South African Gem Squash!

I have never done this before. But tonight – my husband and I were home due to an unexpected cancellation and I have had a rib roast in the freezer for a while – and decided that this was the night to … Continue reading

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Uses for Coca Cola – other than drinking it – amazing!

I found this link to 15 uses of Coca Cola other than drinking it and it was truly mind blowing! Take a look at it – its actually difficult to imagine that this omnipotent liquid is something that we ingest … Continue reading

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A couple of great ideas – enjoy!

Like to bake muffins? So do I but I found an unusual use of muffin tins Above is a traditional use of muffin tins. But there are some unorthodox ways to use them too that are very useful. Here are … Continue reading

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Making a really good ( and easy Graham Cracker Crust) – and Chocolate Ribbon Cheesecake – scrumptious!

Making a really good ( and easy Graham Cracker Crust) There are recipe authors that advocate baking the crust before you fill it.  It doesn’t need to be if you are making a dessert, such as a cheesecake, that is … Continue reading

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What are the easiest ways to make a meal? Especially when cooking with kids? 5 TIPS for you

You come home from work, the kids are hungry, the dog wants to be fed, you are so tired all you want to do is collapse into a chair – but dinner needs to be made, homework done and everyone … Continue reading

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Crockpot Chicken, Figs, Olives, Capers and Sun Dried Tomatoes – easy for cooking with kids – great for a wintry night!

This cooked in the crockpot all day and the house smelled amazing! It is also ideal when cooking with kids as they can add all the ingredients to the frying pan while you add the hot stuff to the crockpot. … Continue reading

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A couple of Slow Cooker Tips! Children playing the piano….cooking with kids – happy holidays!

I do have a love affair with my slow cooker – bought both of my Little Farm assistants, Esmerelda and Blanca, one each for their Xmas presents last year and they are both hooked too! Here are a couple of tips … Continue reading

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26 uses of Coffee Filters – sent to me anonymously – but makes sense! Enjoy…..

The modest little coffee filter – who knew how many uses it could have! This was sent to me anonymously on the internet and I thought I would share it with you. Some of these uses really make a lot … Continue reading

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