Hi, my name is Ann Robertson.


Welcome to Ozkiwi Foods – a collection of recipes and household hints to assist you with creative cooking and household management.


You will find most of the recipes use ingredients which you would normally have in your pantry – in other words you prepare and serve an interesting and creative meal without making a special trip to the supermarket.


I encourage you to experiment a little, try new things and enjoy the experience. Good luck with your cooking.



This weeks Handy Hint


To remove cabbage odours while cooking, place a stick of celery in the boiling water. Cabbage is an excellent source of Vitamin C and Betacarotene which converts to Vitamin A in the body..It is a very good source of fibre and almost fat-free. 100 (3.5 oz) grams provides 65 Kc.


Rice types and their usage :

  Long-grain rice is an all-purpose rice, which is great for fried rice.


Short grain rice is great for rice puddings. The shorter the grain, the moister the rice will be.


Arborio rice is for risottos and paella


Jasmine   rice is soft and slightly sticky. It is a long-grain rice and is best for Asian dishes.


Basmati rice   is aromatic and when cooked is dry, with each grain separate. It is best for curries and pilafs.




Spicy Apple or Fruit of Your Choice Muffins

 For some reason these biscuits are different every time.

This recipe was given to me at a Tupperware party many years ago and is a family favourite.



 2 cups flour

  1 chopped apple or fruit of your choice

  ½ cup sugar

  1 cup of milk

  75 g melted butter


 4 tsp baking powder

  pinch of salt

  2 eggs

  grated rind of one lemon



 Place all dry ingredients including fruit in a bowl and mix.

  Shake together milk, butter and eggs, mix all ingredients together.

  Place spoonfuls in muffin tin, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake for 15 mins at 220C

 Muffin 1



These savoury muffins are quick and easy to make when in a hurry.

Cool and then add flour and sultanas.   Place in teaspoon lots on a cold tray and bake for 10 minutes at 180C.



 2 cups flour

  ¼ tspsalt (optional)

  2 cups grated cheese

  1 ¼ cupsmilk


 2 tsp baking powder

  1 chicken stock cube

  2 eggs



 Bacon bits, chopped parsley or any other herbs of your choice.

  Mix all ingredients together, place in a muffin tin and bake for 15 minutes at 220C






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