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Old 01-24-2007, 04:33 AM   #1
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Hello from NZ

Hi, I ended up at this site looking for someone who used a wooden shortbread mould. My search turned up a recipe from Ishbel, and it worked just great with the carved wooden mould I'd got second-hand. The mould had clearly been used by a child to make sand shapes, but sterilized and oiled, it worked like a charm.

My mother wasn't very keen on cooking, so I learned most of my cooking from books over the years. I had a lot to learn since 1) everyone in NZ pretty much made all their own jams, cakes, bottled goods when I came here in 1970 and 2) there were so many things I couldn't get here then and had to make myself if I wanted that food. I had lots of time to do this when my 2 boys were small and at home, and got lots of practice when they were starving teens. Now they've flown the nest, I'm working on smaller amounts so my husband and I don't get larger.

The advice here seemed friendly and helpful, so here I am......

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Old 01-24-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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Hi Louette, welcome to DC! Glad that you have joined us. Looking forward to your exchanging some nice NZ recipes with us. Have a great time here!
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:02 PM   #3
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Bienvenue, Louette. Are you transplanted from another place before you became a kiwi?
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:48 PM   #4
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Welcome, it is so nice to have you here with us. This is a great place.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:51 PM   #5
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:35 AM   #6
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Hi Mudbug, I'm originally from Baltimore, Maryland, but my husband is a Kiwi.
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:11 AM   #7
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Hello and welcome to DC.
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:38 AM   #9
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:47 AM   #10
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Hello Louette, a big hello and welcome from me too, I am half-Kiwi.
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