Celery Meat Loaf wrapped in bacon

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My dinner tonight.

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This recipe is an adaption from the traditional meatloaf.  Rather than an all meat recipe, I added celery to make it balanced with vegetables and meat.  This recipe is simple and gets you a hearty meal in an hour.  While waiting for the loaf to bake, you can prepare your accompanying dish of mashed potatoes or kumara.  Alternatively, this loaf goes well with couscous.

Ingredients
500gm premium minced beef
500gm streaky bacon
4-6 stalks celery sliced into pieces
1 big onion cut into small pieces
50gm feta cheese
50gm tasty cheese (or cheddar or any flavor of your choice) – cut into strips
3 eggs to be added into the meat & celery mixture
1 egg to be beaten with half a cup of milk as topping for the mixture
Half a cup of breadcrumbs
3 tablespoon BBQ sauce
A dash of pepper (optional)
1 tablespoon turmeric (optional)

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A day trip to Raglan

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The weather has been so nice this long Easter Weekend.  Thank you, Sun. ☀️

We took the opportunity to visit beautiful Raglan on a day trip.

Raglan is both a surfing mecca and a dramatically scenic area of black sand coastline.  Known for its bohemian atmosphere, the idyllically coastal town is just slightly over 2 hours drive from Auckland.  I was pretty much amazed to see this lively surf town with so many interesting cafes that lined the whole street.

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We took a walk around the Raglan domain, also known as Kopua Doman (Te Kopua beach) strolling across the footbridge from the town.  Time passes quickly seeing the young and not so young (certainly very brave) kids playing at the Skateboard Park.

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Next stop was Ngararunui Beach, a surfing beach and looks like a beautiful place to watch the sunset too (will definitely do that another time).  Located 5km west…

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Goodbye Papa

Remembering my dearly beloved Papa.

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It was quick and sudden.

My loving and kind papa left us
before I had a chance
to hold his hands.
To tell him that it’s ok
and that he will get well soon.

Goodbye Papa.

You left us so peacefully.
We know you are now in a better place
with no worries, no sickness, no death.
A place of eternal life
and everlasting joy.

Your love for us will remain
warm in our hearts,
yesterday, today, tomorrow
and forevermore.

Remembering Papa Kho Yong Pheng (1928 – 2018)

Sharing below the eulogy for our dearly beloved dad, delivered by his grandsons this morning 2 Jan 2019.

Presented by Joel

As sad as today is, we’re here to celebrate the life of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We call him by many names – Kong Kong, Yea Yea, 3 Cek but whatever we called him, he would always answer with…

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Sunday market & walk

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The weather was nice today although it drizzled a bit during midday.

We visited the Takapuna market, one of the busiest and most diverse markets in Auckland.  Probably spent too much time looking at the odds and ends and only managed to grab some vegetables as the stallholders were about to close.  I sure love markets as most other ladies do (I am pretty sure).

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Lunch at Mamak, a Malaysian restaurant famous for its street eats menu was delicious as always.

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After lunch, we walked almost the whole length of the white sand beach.

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It was an awesome Sunday for us and I hope it is for all of you in Auckland and all the other parts of the world too.

Happy Sunday!

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Flat Rice Noodles

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Flat Rice Noodles is known as Kuay Teow (Kuih Tiaw) in Hokkien.

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They are available from Asian supermarket either fresh or dried.  The dried forms are imported from Vietnam or Thailand where they are used for Pad Thai and Pho.

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Flat Rice Noodles is cooked in many varieties in different countries and is a popular street food.

Pad Thaiis made with soaked dried rice noodles, which are stir-fried with eggs and beansprouts.  It may also contain fresh shrimp or chicken.  It is normally served with a wedge of lime and roasted peanuts.  Pad Thai is thought by some to have been introduced to Ayutthaya during the time of the Ayutthaya Kingdom by Chinese traders and subsequently altered to reflect Thai flavor profiles.

pad thaiPhở is a Vietnamese soup consisting of rice noodles (Banh Pho) with herbs and meat, primarily made with either beef (phở bò) or chicken (phở gà).  Pho…

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