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On the farm

We house sit on a small farm near Timaru. We look after different animals. 3 dogs – one is still a puppy live with us.

That is Sally – the puppy!DSC_0083

She is just 9 months old. And she misses her family most!

That is Gus.

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He is a real boy. Wherever Bryan goes, he is his shadow.

And this is Kenzie. She loves to find escapes. And at the end she doesn’t find the way back.

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Trip to Timaru

While living on the North Island of New Zealand in Tauranga  Timaru is on the South Island. It is good 1’000 km further South. So it was a nice possibility to visit both islands again.

The trip to the South took with lots of side roads around 3 days. One of the Highlights on the way was a stop near Kaikoura. There I found a lot of Seals. Their babys were just lovely to watch.

Salmon Dip

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I found this recipe on a german website. This site is called „meinesvenja.de

 

It was one of the first dips I made with the new Thermomix. I’ll translate it for you!

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1 onion

150 – 200 g smoked salmon

200 g Philadelphia or other fresh cheese

30 g creme fraiche

 

  • give the onion in the Mixer and  shredder 3 Sek/on 5
  • add the salmon and shredder 3 Sek/on 4
  • Add Philadelpia and creme fraiche and mix 5Sek/on 5

 

 

Thermomix

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From the long holiday in Europe I brought a new friend home! A Thermomix!

And I love him already! Very much! And we know each other only a few weeks!

In the moment I am trying a lot of new recipes. Most of them are links to other websites. Maybe later I have own recipes.

caramel chilli dressing

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1 cup raw sugar

3/4 cup water

2 long red chillies, including seeds, very finely chopped

finely grated zest of 1 lime

1/4 cup lime juice

2 tbsp fish sauce

1 tsp tamarind paste

 

  • Combine sugar and water , bring to boil and boil until the bubbles become very large and the color is a rich gold (about 6 min.)
  • Remove from heat and stir in the chillies and the lime zest
  • Allow to cool for 5 min. then stir in the lime juice, fish sauce and tamarind
  • If not using at once store in a jar in the fridge

 

 

 

Use it for a salad or as a dipping sauce!