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This is Tyler Joseph. He is the main influence of the two-piece band named ‘Twenty One Pilots’.

We in the west should probably consider ourselves lucky that there are still white male Christians being promoted in western culture… however distasteful the music is.

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Rugby post – All Blacks v The French. Final test

Good evening and welcome to the third game of the All Blacks season in which they host France at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin.

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Rugby post – All Blacks v The French

Good evening and welcome to the second game of the All Blacks season in which they host France in Wellington.

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Rugby post – All Blacks v The French

Good evening and welcome to the second game of the All Blacks season in which they host France in Wellington.

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Rugby post – All Blacks v The French

Good evening and welcome to the opening game of the All Blacks season in which they host France at Eden Park.

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Recipe of the week

 

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Beer Braised Venison

Course: family casserole, freezer meal, Main Meat Course, wild venison
Cuisine: Farm Casserole, Hunters, Wild
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4 -6 people
Author: Ashley
A great venison stew, also works very well for beef. No pepper or chilli to make it kid friendly, but these can be added to make a great variation.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 large onions diced
  • 5 cloves of garlic chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 400 g of Bacon diced
  • 600-800 g Venison or Beef diced
  • 1 bottle lager beer eg Heineken
  • 1 can Watties tomato puree
  • 1 small Jar Leggos tomato paste
  • Quarter cup of cider vinegar.
  • Dried thyme and mxed herbs
  • VARIATIONS
  • Add quarter cup of red wine
  • Use 50/50 mix of beef and venison tip add more bacon if less venison is used!
  • Add Pepper or chilli to taste
  • Add diced carrot or diced potato or diced tomato

Instructions

  1. Use a large fry pan.
  2. Add olive oil for frying
  3. Fry the diced bacon, fat included, until browned, then put aside.
  4. Fry the onion and half the garlic until soft, put aside.
  5. In hot pan sear the diced meat in hot oil and when done add in the onion, remaining garlic and bacon.
  6. Add whole tin Watties tomato puree, stir
  7. Add whole jar Leggos tomato paste, stir
  8. Add bottle of lager beer.
  9. Add generous amount of thyme and mixed herbs
  10. Add quarter cup of cider vinegar
  11. Simmer mix for 5-10 mins
  12. Add mix to large covered casserole dish
  13. Place casserole dish in oven 160 Celsius for 90 mins
  14. Thicken with cornflour or Bisto
  15. Serve (for best flavour heat & eat next day) with rice or mash
  16. Freezes well

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Recipe of the week: **UPDATED

 

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Deb's Turkish delight cheesecake

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Refrigeration: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes

My favourite dessert ever.

Ingredients

Base

  • 250 g wine biscuits
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100 g melted butter

Topping

  • 500 g cream cheese
  • half cup caster sugar
  • juice of a lemon
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • 1 tbsp powdered gelatin
  • half cup boiled water
  • 500 ml cream lightly whipped
  • 250 g rose Turkish delight
  • few drops red food colouring

Instructions

For the base

  1. Munch up biscuits, plus 100g of melted butter. Mix all ingredients together and press into tin. Put in the fridge to set while you make the topping.

For the topping

  1. Beat cream cheese, caster sugar, lemon juice and rose water. Sprinkle gelatin over boiling water and warm until dissolved, then stir into cream cheese mixture. Let the gelatine warm until it dissolves and maybe help it along with a bit of stirring. Fold in whipped cream. Set aside 1 cup of mixture and add food colouring to make it pink/red.

  2. Add roughly chopped Turkish delight to the main mix, and then lightly mix in pink mixture with the main mix to create a marbled effect.

  3. Spoon on to base and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.

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Final book review of the day: BUMPER edition


This is the end of the series of book reviews. Thank you to all who have contributed. I personally and sincerely hope that this exercise has brought some joy and help to those who have used it. This is NOT the end of it though. Just the end of the first series. At some point we will start again.

You can still send your book review to [email protected] and we will put it up when series two starts, probably in the cold of winter.

Please set your submission out with the name of the book, then the author and then describe in your own words what the book is about. Also, if you happen to be a commenter please include your username.

Jelsie was a BIG contributor to this book review series. There are seven reviews in this post alone.

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Book review of the day: The Economist’s diet

This is the end of the series of book reviews. Thank you to all who have contributed so far. I personally and sincerely hope that this exercise has brought some joy and help alike to those who have used it. This is NOT the end of it though. Just the end of the first series. At some point we will start again.

You can still send your book review to [email protected] and we will put it up when series two starts. Probably in the cold of winter.

Please set your submission out with the name of the book, then the author and then describe in your own words what the book is about. Also if you happen to be a commenter please include your username.

Each post is set out as comprehensively as possible with the name of who submitted it, the name of the book and author and a short review in the form of a comment from whoever submitted it.

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Book review of the day: Piece of Cake

This is the end of the series of book reviews. Thank you to all who have contributed so far. I personally and sincerely hope that this exercise has brought some joy and help alike to those who have used it. This is NOT the end of it though. Just the end of the first series. At some point we will start again.

You can still send your book review to [email protected] and we will put it up when series two starts. Probably in the cold of winter.

Please set your submission out with the name of the book, then the author and then describe in your own words what the book is about. Also if you happen to be a commenter please include your username.

Each post is set out as comprehensively as possible with the name of who submitted it, the name of the book and author and a short review in the form of a comment from whoever submitted it.

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