Tony Astle Recipes from NewstalkZB

Here are two recipes shared by Tony Astle from Antoine’s Restaurant shared with me on my NewstalkZB show this morning. I hope you enjoy them and thanks to Tony for letting me share them: Marinated Mussels 2kg mussels in shell 1 cup white wine vinegar 1 small onion, chopped 1 small chilli, chopped 1/4 cup spring onions, chopped 2 tbsp …

 

 

Merry Wives Furniture Polish

This is an old recipe I’ve found in dozens of books called the ‘Merry Wives of Windsor Balm’. I’m not sure what the addition of lemon balm does to this, as the smell of turps somewhat overpowers the lemon scent, but it is such a good polish I didn’t mess with the recipe. I’ve also used this on my unpolished …

 

 

Herbed Salt Recipe

My friends on Facebook have been asking for this recipe. We make it every year around Christmas time, it’s handy to give as a little something extra to family and friends. This salt is delicious sprinkled liberally over french fries or No Bake Pizza Bread. For a quick tasty snack try it on top of tomato and avocado on vogals toast. It …

 

 

Oregano Flavoured Oil

Oregano Flavoured Oil Makes 1 litre   1/2 bunch oregano (or rosemary, thyme, basil) 5 black peppercorns 2 strips of lemon peel 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 litre good quality extra-virgin olive oil   Put all the ingredients in a sterilised glass bottle, seal, and leave in a dark place for 2 weeks to allow the flavours to mingle. Drizzle …

 

 

See SAFE’s new 8 minute film about factory farming in NZ.

We have SAFE to thank for the fact that from January 2016 the use of pig sow stalls will be phased out. They ran a very successful “Love Pigs” campaign and have now released a short eight minute film which exposes what is really going on inside anonymous white sheds throughout the country. I really recommend you take a look …

 

 

Natural Recipes Insect Repellent and Deodorant

Insect Repellent Recipes Mosquitoes are making a comeback now the warmer weather is here and there is nothing worse than having an outdoor barbeque ruined by mozzies. I’ve been getting lots of requests lately for natural repellents so here are some  recipes for  natural alternatives to chemical-laden sprays. Natural repellents and remedies for when you get bitten: • Take some …

 

 

Neem Natural Nit Remedy

Neem Nit Oil 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp neem oil Mix together in a dish and pour over the scalp, massaging in as you go. Cover the head with plastic wrap or a shower cap and leave for an hour. Wash out with shampoo – do not use conditioner as this makes the hair slippery and harder to catch …

 

 

Javelle Water Spot Remover

Javelle Water Spot Remover  This is for spot stain removal on white fabric only.  To use, stretch the stained part over a basin of cold or tepid water. Apply the Javelle Water with a medicine dropper, drip from a teaspoon or put in a spray bottle. Leave for a few minutes, then slip the stain down into the water. Apply …

 

 

Preservative-Free Sausage Recipe

Sausages have always been a traditional way to use up leftover bits of meat. In the old days, the butcher would make them fresh at the end of each week and his customers would know to pop in on a Friday or Saturday to get some for the weekend. There was little need for preservatives and the leftover meats were …

 

 

Garden – natural bug spray recipes *(aphid/fly/natural/oxalis)*

Aphid Spray Dissolve 1 Tbs of baking soda in hot water and then add 1 Tbs each of dishwashing liquid, oil and liquid plant food. Add this mixture to 5 litres of water and spray. Fly Spray This is a spray best used outside or in an area where furnishing and curtains won’t get damaged. 8 ml citronella 1 Tbs …