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Monday, January 09, 2006

Recipes from holtieshouse

Here are three quick, easy recipes, you can believe they are easy because I

can make them, I cook to live, rather than live to cook and don’t have the

patience/skill to try for difficult stuff.

***Avocado Chilli Dip (guacamole)


1 Avocado pitted and mashed

1 or 2 teaspoons of crushed chilli, depends on just how hot you like

your dip.

(For the wimp version use sweet chilli sauce to taste.)

Juice of 1 small lemon

Third of a cup of mayonnaise

1 finely chopped small red onion, (or 1 cup chopped shallots)


Mix all ingredients together in a food mixer until smooth

Refrigerate, keeps well for 2 – 3 weeks, (it’s always gone by then.)

Tip – Improves with age, so make it a couple of days early.

(try to save some for the party though!)

***Easy Omelet

I read this recipe in a magazine and just KNEW it wouldn’t work,

It did !!!!!


2 eggs per person

Fillings to taste, (I used diced ham, chopped capsicum, and

shredded cheese)

Salt and pepper to taste.


Place all ingredients into a large freezer bag

Shake well to mix ingredients

Tie top of bag and put into a pot of hot water, bring to boil

Cook until set

Remove omelet from bag, slice and serve immediately.

***Easy Fruit Slice


I kg mixed dried fruit

2 cups of orange juice

2 cups of self raising flour


Soak the mixed fruit in the orange juice overnight.

Stir in the self raising flour, mix thoroughly.

Put mixture into 2 greased slice trays.

Preheat oven to 160 degrees

Cook for 1 hour at 160 degrees


Use 425 g can of crushed pineapple instead of orange juice

(may need a little more fluid ? see below.

***Christmas variation;

To the original recipe add a small handful of crushed nuts (Behave !)

A good slurp or a couple of good sloshes of your favorite spirit.

(I used Bundaberg Rum Liqueur Smoooooth !)



A certain blogger who shall remain nameless, but his name starts with

Jerry, has cast doubts that the cooks among us would not be able to use

these recipes because they used slightly different terms here and there, I

would like to assure him that I have the utmost confidence in all the rest of

your abilities to overcome small hurdles like these, but for Jerry I have

done the conversions !!

Conversion factors

1 kg = 2.2 lbs

425 g = your can size nearest to 1 lb.

160 deg C = 325 deg F = "moderatley cool oven"

I'm going to assume you can work out things like;

1 cup

1 teaspoon

Slurp, Slosh, Handful, 1 hour, mashed, chopped and other Chef type talk.

Come back real soon now y’hear, I’ve got some adorable knitting patterns

that I just can’t wait to share with y’all.

This has created a doubt in my mind about going ahead with the sharing

of knitting patterns, as I'm not sure what the conversion factors are for;
Purl, (could be Pearl ?) Plain, (could be Plane ?) slip a stich, cast on, cast

off, knit two together, and when we get to 20 g balls, well ! stop that...

I mean wool....
You're getting my drift here I hope.


bubba said...

Well doggone it. Starting on food are you? I got a recipe for ya. Trifle. Ever make it?

FTS said...

I see the words, but they just look like jibberish... I think I'll order a pizza...

Carolyn said...

Well, who'd a thunk you could make scrambled eggs in a bag? That would be handy camping out.

Jamie Dawn said...

These are great recipes. I'm all for easy too. I love to cook and bake, and the easier, the better!

LZ Blogger said...

Peter ~ These recipes may work down under, but if we use these temps and amounts, disaster will ensue! P.S. ~Glad to see you're back with the stuff correctly lined up on the left (at least in IE). Good job! Sorry I had to go to Kansas City and was not hooked up online for a couple of days. Glad to see you're up and running correctly again my friend! ~ jb///

Cliff Morrow said...

Bag o' Eggs. Gotta try that.
I like easy too. I cook a lot but it better be a forgiving recipe. Thanks!!

kenju said...

Recipes and knitting? Is there something you're trying to tell us, Peter? LOL

That bag o' eggs sounds great, Who knew!?

Mike Ashley said...

Gotta try that omelet in a bag thing!
...When I serve it, I'll call it Peter's Outback Omelet. When are the macrame tips scheduled?

Hale McKay said...

Ah, the addendum makes everything much clearer.

Merle said...

Hi Peter ~ Dorrie gave me a variation on the fruit slice.
Make 2 cups black coffee and soak
fruit in that. Then add the 2 cups of S.R flour and a small block of fruit & nut chocolate cut
small. I tried it & grated the chocolate. Either recipe can be make into a fruit cake, but I prefer the slice version.

Karen said...

The recipes were a kick! As for the knitting pattern... I came across the pattern while "organizing" this past weekend. ROFL I'd forgotten I had it. I don't knit though, maybe I need to pick it up again. I'm pretty sure we're talking the same pattern here... ;-)

Have a good day!

LZ Blogger said...

Peter ~ Thanks for translating these into ENGLISH (no wait... make that American!) I love the new blog photo to. Nice place, but it looks more like Tahiti than Australia. But ya' know… I never minded your REAL picture! You know the one with your FACE?

No_Newz said...

Holy moley now I am starvin' LOL! Now if only I could find me a hot male chef. hmmm...
Lois Lane

bornfool said...

I've never cooked eggs or an omelet that way but I intend to try it soon.