A Wedding in Kerala, India

We have been asked to write about the wedding we recently attended in the state of Kerala in India in November, 2014. The invitation came from an Indian teacher exchangee friend to come to her third son’s wedding in Kottayam, Kerala, by the famous ‘backwaters’. This teacher, Susan Thomas, stayed with our family in Stanley […]

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Sticky Plum Chicken

Ingredients 8 chicken drumsticks ½ cup plum sauce 2 tbs soy sauce 1 tbs honey 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger 2 cloves garlic, crushed 4 spring onions, sliced 1 tbs oil Fresh herbs or oven roasted long chillies for garnish. Method Make a few slits in the drumsticks. Combine sauces and honey, ginger, garlic […]

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Spiced Plum and Blackberry Crumble

Ingredients 140g plain flour 140g butter, cut into small dice 85g soft brown sugar 50g rolled oats Custard to serve For the Fruit 1kg ripe plums, halved & stoned 1 tbsp soft brown sugar 1 tbsp plain flour 2 star anise 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract Juice ½ lemon 300g blackberries Method […]

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Anyone for Tennis?

TENNIS IN STANLEY DO YOU PLAY TENNIS? A SMALL FRIENDLY GROUP GETS TOGETHER ON MONDAY EVENINGS AT THE RECREATION RESERVE COURT FROM ABOUT 5.30PM EVERY MONDAY FOR A SOCIAL HIT AND WE’D LOVE TO SEE SOME NEW PLAYERS! SO COME ALONG & SEE WHAT YOU THINK THE COURT HAS EXCELLENT FLOODLIGHTING SO WE ARE ABLE […]

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Stanley Produce Swap

Thank you very much to all who supported the first Stanley Produce Swap of the year. It was very well attended, as you can see. and all of us had a delicious morning tea (many thanks to Gerri, Amber and the nameless muffins) whilst also being able to catch up with friends, neighbours and community […]

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Fire Up All

  Have you prepared for the season ahead Stuff around house and junk around shed Cleaned the spoutings, rid the leaves Filled the gaps you have in your eaves? Vegetation near house, keep it short. Check pump and hoses and gear you bought All helps should a fire flare up one day, A lightning strike, […]

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BBQ Prawns with Ginger and Mango Mayonnaise

Method Combine the prawns, lemongrass, lime leaves and oil in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 1½ hours to marinate. To make the mayonnaise, place mango, ginger, lime juice, egg yolks and mustard powder in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. With the motor running, add […]

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Christmas Coleslaw

Method Make dressing: Whisk sour cream, orange juice, ginger and poppy seeds in a bowl until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Combine cabbage, capsicum, onion and snow pea sprouts in a large bowl. Add dressing. T oss well to combine. Serves 10

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