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Tauranga Armageddon 2017

2017 marked the first year of Armageddon appearing at Tauranga and while it did seem small in comparison to other towns, I have to say that for the most part, I was impressed with the turnout. Like anything, it had teething problems but I’m guessing that the Tauranga event will grow bigger and stronger as each year goes pasts, and …

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Best Foods

  Best Foods, New Zealand’s No. 1 mayonnaise New Zealand’s favourite Mayonnaise is made with real, simple ingredients: eggs, oil and vinegar. Best Foods™ is also committed to using certified cage-free eggs in our products. Our authentic mayonnaise is rich in Omega 3-ALA (contains 650 mg ALA per serving, 40% of the 1.6g Daily Value for ALA, 10g fat, and 1.5g …

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Harraways Birthday Celebrations

Harraways, New Zealand’s iconic oat brand, is celebrating 150 years of providing Kiwis with home grown, delicious oats! And to celebrate, Two new birthday flavours – Birthday Berry Bonanza and Chia, Coconut & Cranberry Celebration – have been released that contain free Harraways collectables (colour-changing spoons and fridge magnets). Grab one of these birthday flavours from your local New World …

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Win a Double Pass to Wellington Armageddon

If you had told me a few years ago that I would be attending an Expo like Armageddon, I probably would have laughed at you. Don’t get me wrong, I have always been a big fan of anything fantasy or sci fi, and although I’m not as big on the gaming as many others, I do enjoy a great game, …

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Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes

PrintHarry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes Ingredients2 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed 3 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon butter flavoring 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup cream soda BUTTERSCOTCH GANACHE 11 ounces (1 package) butterscotch chips 1 cup …

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Real Food for Babies and Toddlers

Practical strategies, nutritional information and over 80 seasonal wholefood recipes to nourish babies and toddlers and feed the whole family     Packed with expert advice, practical strategies, nutritional information and over 80 recipes, Real Food for Babies and Toddlers offers a more natural way of introducing wholefoods to children during the all-important first 1,000 days of life. It also …

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From Cradle to Stage

Virginia Grohl, mother of Dave Grohl, had not seen any of it coming. Not the arenas of screaming fans, not Nirvana or the Foo Fighters, not the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and certainly not her son, Dave, performing with Sir Paul McCartney at The White House.     Theirs had always been a life full …

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Family Tree

A few years back (ok more like about 20 years) something slipped and I was told that ‘somewhere’ I had a sister. Growing up, all I had ever wanted was a sibling to share things with, so as you can imagine, it came as a bit of a shock to find that I actually had one. So I set out …

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Caramalised Pork

PrintCaramelised Pork IngredientsA little oil for frying 750g Pork (cut into cubes) 2 cloves garlic (finely diced) 2 medium onions 1/3 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 red chilli (seeded and diced small) 1/2 teaspoon five spice powderInstructionsHeat Oil in a heavy based pan, add pork and cook until browned …

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