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“Clean-out-the-fridge” challenge

Creamy squash soup, leeks and broccoli pie

Canon G11, ISO 200, 1/10 sec, f/4

A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, I challenged Seana from Cottage Grove House and Sandra from Please Pass The Recipe to come up with a recipe based on left-overs and anything we could find in the fridge that need to be thrown out soon. We called this “Clean-out-the-fridge challenge”. I like to avoid the term “cook off challenge” because it would make it a competition which it is not. This is mainly a fun way to share recipes based on a theme. I picked up a lot of tips from Sandra’s blog because she’s a master in the kitchen and Seana always uses the freshest ingredients that makes me jealous! Well, this time we used almost stale ingredients so check out their blogs to see what they have come up with.

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Chicken and herbs sausage rolls

Chicken sausage rolls

Canon 600D, ISO 200, 1/30 sec, f/4, 24-70mm

SAUSAGE ROLLS, an all-time Kiwi favourite. They serve it in the office on occasions where snacks* are provided. [*They call it morning tea or afternoon tea.] Never had one. Because the sausage rolls they serve are either beef or pork. I don’t eat meat from four-legged animals.

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Sir Poppy’s Apple Pie

Sir Poppy's Apple Pie

Canon 600D, ISO 200, 1/40 sec, f/4, 24-70mm

BAKING is a tricky business. I have so much respect for people who bake. But I stay away from baking for many reasons. One is because it’s too fussy. It’s like a science. You mix, add or substract too much or too little then the balance of nature is disrupted. Two is because of the amount of sugar and fats in the ingredients. I rather not know what’s in my dessert and just enjoy it. Another reason is I’m not sweet-toothed. I don’t crave sweets but there were rare occasions when I would miss something someone baked and I just had to have it again.

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