A Free Range Life: Everything You Need for a Great Summer by Annabel Langbein

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  • Three-ingredient chocolate mousse

    • tui on December 23, 2018

      I doubled this recipe and added some extra marshmallows (because I had them) and a little extra whipped cream, and I had enough to make 24 little paper pots of chocolate mousse to take to an informal potluck pre-Christmas party. They were very well received!

  • Pea, mint and avocado salad

    • tui on October 25, 2015

      I make this salad regularly and it is always appreciated. Today we had a big family lunch and I served it with a ham, potato salad, and a salad of tomatoes and red peppers.

    • JanetteF on February 02, 2015

      I made this heaps this summer, great easy one for the caravan and I used Art of Cheese dressing from Matakana, yum!

  • Raspberry ripple ambrosia

    • JoD on December 14, 2019

      Made this including the optional nougat (used a raspberry nougat) and it was delicious.

  • Corn and black bean salad

    • AnitaPhillips on June 23, 2016

      Ticking "View complete recipe" link takes you to taste.com.au site but I couldn't find this particular recipe - can anybody help please? Many thanks.

    • JanetteF on February 02, 2015

      this is yummy, made it heaps at the caravan this summer!

  • Peanut butter cookies

    • e_ballad on February 05, 2021

      Excellent. Using 35g portions, they do spread quite a lot & are fairly thin & crisp. This recipe makes a lot, but I can promise you that they won’t last.

  • Overnight apricot jam

    • e_ballad on January 07, 2018

      Very nice jam, though it took significantly more time to cook to setting point than what was specified in the recipe.

  • Chicken, bacon and cranberry wraps

    • e_ballad on November 20, 2017

      Sized down for our family of three, this dish definitely meets the bill for the upcoming festive season. Very easy to put together, with the added bonus of being able to be prepared in advance. For the cranberries, I did go the 5 min microwave option instead of the 24hr soak. A lot of tastiness with very little effort = perfect.

  • The ultimate glazed ham

    • e_ballad on December 26, 2017

      I always am skeptical of any recipe that decrees itself “the ultimate”, however, this one nails it. A winning combination of easy & delicious. I used the rum & maple syrup, but will definitely try the substitutions in later outings.

  • Chilled strawberry mousse

    • e_ballad on February 20, 2017

      Soup. Jelly crystal soup. Not good, not good at all.

  • Creamy smoked fish kedgeree

    • e_ballad on April 20, 2017

      The curry powder is really the only flavour coming through, which detracted from the smokiness of the fish. The sour cream did mute it somewhat, but gave the dish an unusual texture, almost rice pudding-like.

  • Chimichurri grilled steak

    • e_ballad on August 19, 2019

      I had only an hour to marinate the meat, yet the flavour was sensational.

  • Sticky honey mustard drumsticks

    • Zed99 on August 01, 2016

      pg 119

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  • ISBN 10 0035747285
  • ISBN 13 2000035747282
  • Published Oct 15 2013
  • Format Paperback
  • Language English
  • Countries New Zealand
  • Publisher Annabel Langbein Books

Publishers Text

New Zealand’s favourite cookbook author and publisher Annabel Langbein is back with a summer annual that will make holiday cooking and entertaining a breeze.

Whether you’re spending summer at the beach or at home, Annabel Langbein: A Free Range Life is your essential holiday companion.

With more than 150 no-fail recipes, plus menu ideas for every occasion and endless inspiration for everything from breakfasts to barbecues and from fancy finger foods to fuss-free family meals, it contains all you need for a terrific summer.

There’s a shopping list to take the stress out of stocking your holiday pantry, as well as recipes for home-made gifts, and suggestions for making the most of summer harvests.

A mix-and-match Christmas celebration menu designed to be as affordable or extravagant as your budget allows is followed by recipes for using up all that leftover turkey and ham in those lazy days between Christmas and New Year.

And of course it’s liberally peppered throughout with Annabel’s trademark tips and tricks for getting it right first time, every time.

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