A healthier pie

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Please follow me on this new blog (Little Borneo Girl) and give us some Likesplease for creating and sharing this recipe.

This is an invitation to all our valued fellow bloggers, not a crank call.

Little Girl Story blog is now totally full and I no longer have storage left to write new blogs from this site.

Thank you.

Happy blogging

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This recipe is a ‘pie’ with a difference.

I consider this a ‘healthier pie’ because it has lots of vegetables.  The ingredients can be substituted with any vegetables you fancy.  I have used microwave to soften the pumpkins and potatoes for a more even cooking.

Ingredients
2 square pastry sheets (or a roll of pastry)
Half a butternut pumpkin (or any pumpkin) – cut into small pieces
3 medium-sized potatoes – sliced thinly
200gm chunky bacon pieces (or 8 slices of bacon)
3 carrots – shredded
2 big yellow onions – chopped into pieces
150gm shredded tasty cheese
1/2 cup milk (about 150 ml)
7 eggs (4 whole and 3 to be beaten with a half portion of the milk)
A few dashes of Lemon pepper salt and/or garlic salt
Hickory Sauce (about a tablespoonful)
1-2 tablespoon of cornflour for thickening and holding the cooked ingredients together
Butter for cooking the…

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My favourite Song

This song is my favourite because it gives me a sense of calmness and a feeling of salvation everytime I listen to it.

I especially love it when the sound of my favourite group and their music engulfed me.

Westlife, you are the channel from the above that reminds me that there is still a God when I often thought I was all alone.

You Raise Me Up
When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary,
When troubles come and my heart burdened be
Then I am still and wait here in the silence
Until you come and sit awhile with me.
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains.
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas.
I am strong when I am on your shoulders.
You raise me up to more than I can be.
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains.
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas.
I am strong when I am on your shoulders.
You raise me up to more than I can be.
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains.
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas.
I am strong when I am on your shoulders.
You raise me up to more than I can be.
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains.
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas.
I am strong when I am on your shoulders.
You raise me up to more than I can be.

You raise me up to more than I can be.

Another Color Run

This event was my Christmas present to three people and only one and myself made it.

Not sure that I would want to have to fork out $50+ per person to run or walk the ‘happiest 5km on the planet’ anymore in future.

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Fancy having to pay to walk or run.

Well, it was a self motivation, an awakening really that I, a night owl could wake up so early to make sure my money did not go to waste.  In fact, most of it was wasted as I bought four tickets and only two of us went.

It was my second time participating in the 5 km run (walk).

There were heaps of people and excited faces.  It was indeed amazing to see that people were in fact happy to part with $50 (or more) per person to take part in this run and get colors all over them.

All for the thrill of wanting to set foot into the happiest five kilometres on the planet.

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Bali, a real holiday destination

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If given the choice, what would you rather be doing, right now?

What could be better than being pampered in this luxurious hotel.  So relaxed that we returned again and again.

Once upon a time, in Bali …………………………

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To me, a real holiday is about relaxation, sea, sun, sand, fruit juice or ice cream on the beach or sitting on the water bench sipping a glass of smoothies.

Going for a real holiday is taking time to unwind, put your feet up, not pressured for time, wake up late, missed breakfast and start the day with brunch or lunch.  Do lots of walk, swim, enjoy the facilities of a luxurious hotel with its fine food and drinks, soak in a hot spa, pamper yourself with a massage and pedicure.

When I think about Bali, I actually mean Nusa Dua which is located 40km south of Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali.  The international airport is about 20 to 30 minutes by car.

Nusa Dua is a host of luxury hotels, home to the most popular golf course in Bali and the main convention centre on the island…

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A place for both the young and old ….

Auckland War Memorial Museum stands on the hill known by Māori as Pukekawa.

I walked past its grounds one evening and noticed the vibrancy of this place.

Not only are the taonga (treasures) from Māori (the peoples of Oceania and New Zealand) and our natural world showcased inside the three floors of this magnificent museum, its ground is a place of happenings for both the young and old.

Here is the story in pictures.

 

Whitebait

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The word whitebait does not refer to a single species. It is a general term used in many countries to describe small freshwater fish that are tender and edible.

In spring, whitebait (could be various species about 4-5 cm long) make their way upstream from the sea, swimming near the river’s edge. Large shoals are referred to as runs.  Big runs often follow floods, a few days after the water clears – usually in the daytime on a rising tide.  White baiters will catch and sell them around $120 per kg which makes whitebait a delicacy.

NZ Whitebait is tender and the entire fish is edible including head, fins, bones and guts.

Chinese whitebait is raised in fish farms and plentiful quantities are produced for export. The Chinese whitebait (silverfish) is larger than the New Zealand whitebait and not nearly so delicate. The frozen product is commonly available in supermarkets at…

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West Coast Trip – Haast to Wanaka

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Day Four

It’s now over a month since we did this trip.  Fast forward back to our day four of the trip.

An early start at 8.30am saying goodbye to Fox Glacier.  The travel distance was about 261km or 3.5 hours (not including stops).  There were lots of scenic stops along the way so we were pretty much cruising along.

Our first scenic stop was at Bruce Bay, a small settlement located approximately 40 kilometres south of Fox Glacier on the banks of the Mahitahi River.  We parked by the roadside rest area eating our sandwiches and coffee on the go.

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Next stop was at beautiful Knights Point before arriving the township of Haast.

We turned into the town  (supposedly a place where you can get white baits but they were not in season).  There were a couple of cafes with signs saying ‘Whitebait fritters’ but none in stock.  At that time…

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My beloved four-legged

There is a special human whom I love to bits.

Obviously we never argue ‘cos he does not speak.

But his eyes tell me he loves me lots.

You are my shadow, it doesn’t matter you have four legs.

West Coast Trip – The Glaciers

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? Day 3 New Zealand contains many stunning glaciers, most located near the Main Divide in the Southern Alps in the South Island.  In the West Coast, you can view glaciers descending into temperate rainforest and they are…