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Not everyone is having a winter Christmas! For everyone looking forward to a Christmas BBQ in Australia & New Zealand, check out this cute idea forl Watermelon Christmas Trees from

Kerikeri, from earliest days a fertile growing area, was where the first plough was used in New Zealand in 1820. It is interesting to note that the Maori gardeners in the Bay of Islands grew garlic as a trading crop before the Treaty was signed. -From keewees corner.

Kerikeri New Zealand Corn Salad

From savory to sweet, Genius Kitchen has the largest collection of New Zealand recipes. Try making some New Zealand food, like kebabs or kiwi cheesecake, at home.

Mars Bar Christmas Crackles Recipe - Kids cooking

Mars Bar Christmas crackles

Mars bar Christmas crackles Chocolate crackles are a great party treat for the kids. Try this chocolate crackle recipe for Mars Bar Christmas crackles for an extra chocolate boost.

Warm potato and broad bean salad with bacon and feta recipe - By New Zealand Woman's Weekly, This salad is warm but wonderfully fresh, combining lovely spring ingredients to create a healthy meal for lunch or dinner.

Warm potato and broad bean salad with bacon and feta

Warm potato and broad bean salad with bacon and feta recipe - By New Zealand Woman& Weekly, This salad is warm but wonderfully fresh, combining lovely spring ingredients to create a healthy meal for lunch or dinner.

Hokey Pokey candy from New Zealand is made with only three ingredients.  Fun to make with kids!

Italian Kiwi - Hokey Pokey: New Zealand's Best Kept Secret - Italian Kiwi

Sweet corn fritters with bacon and tomato recipe, NZ Woman's Weekly – visit Food Hub for New Zealand recipes using local ingredients – foodhub.co.nz

Sweet corn fritters with bacon and tomato recipe, NZ Woman's Weekly – visit Food Hub for New Zealand recipes using local ingredients – foodhub.

Where to get cheap food in Auckland, New Zealand. We know, the best way to save money on food while backpacking in New Zealand is to cook in your hostel. But sometimes, either you just can’t be bothered or the smells of food around the city is too inviting, especially in Auckland. New Zealand’s largest city has one of the best selections of cafes, restaurants, takeaways and street food the country has to offer. What’s more, there are some great cheap eats in Auckland!

Cheap Eats in Auckland

Fresh and fragrant, famous for its balance of sweet, sour, bitter and salty, learn all about Thai food!

Christmas Lamington  (A tasty treat commonly found in Australia and New Zealand. a cube of sponge cake coated in chocolate and dried coconut.)

Christmas Lamington (A tasty treat commonly found in Australia and New Zealand. a cube of sponge cake coated in chocolate and dried coconut.

Sausage Rolls.  These are yummy!

Sausage rolls is a type of savoury pastry very popular here in New Zealand as well as Australia. Basically it is sausage meat wrapped in puff pastry then baked until golden brown.

The Milkies Pav,Remember getting these at Xmas time from the Milkman with your Cream. But nothing beat making your own Pavlova, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Milkies Pav,Remember getting these at Xmas time from the Milkman with your Cream. But nothing beat making your own Pavlova, Christchurch, New Zealand

Custard Squares. This recipe could just about be my crowning glory! These are my take on ones from I enjoyed from my childhood, the custard was rich and silky smooth, the pastry crispy. My heart skips a beat just thinking about them. Hopefully these will change your life - like it did mine! You can find this recipe in Homemade Happiness - you can buy your own signed copy by clicking on the image (New Zealand residents only sorry).

Homemade Happiness from Chelsea Winter - the much anticipated cookbook that will have you, your family and friends eating like kings!

New Zealand Steak & Cheese Pie
and gotta add some tomato sauce - yum yum

New Zealand Steak & Cheese Pie and gotta add some tomato sauce (ketchup) - yum yum