Down in a little corner of Godzone there is a place where a region of plains sit between the ocean and a mountain range or three.

'Bout mid way down these plains, near a 'blink and you will miss it town', there's a little lifestyle block that was once part of a larger piece of land. This block was to be in a township that never grew, only three houses were ever built. The place on the corner was called Kaponga, refering to its situation, and to this day this name has stuck: unlike the acreage.

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This blog is just the meandering tales of life on this little piece of paradise

16 February 2011

Febuary's spice rack challenge: citrus

After last months, this was almost made for me.  Where to even start?  Well, with my favourite recipe for using preserved lemons.

Lamb and tomato pizza

1 frozen pizza base
or  6 hamburger buns, halved

1 lb minced lamb, I've used beef before, and its good... but lamb is better
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground caraway
1 tsp of chilli powder, or to taste

2 onions, finely sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 can chopped tomatoes
1 tsp cinnamon, ground
1 tsp allspice, ground
1 tsp brown sugar

To serve
2 preserved lemons
bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
Greek yogurt

Mix together all the lamb ingredients, cook in hot frypan with a little oil, until browned.
Sauté the sliced onions in the oil in a separate frypan. Once they’re soft and golden add the tomatoes and cook for a further 10 minutes. Stir in the spices and sugar and cook for a couple of minutes.
You are aiming for a thick sauce, otherwise you will have soggy pizza/hamburger halves
Spread the tomato on your base, add the lamb mince.
Heat in oven to cook/toast base.
As you can see, I often serve with chips, for totally healthy, green vege free meal ( small amount of sarcasm there )

Slice the skin off the lemons; this is the part that you want.  Dice and scatter over pizzas.
Ditto with the coriander and yogurt.



  1. I love that you were able to make something with last Month's Challenge for the one this month. I am always looking for good preserved lemon recipes.

  2. Wow, this is intriguing! Lamb is not a common pizza topping around here, but why not? The lemon peel addition is intriguing.

  3. this is new and sure is an out of the box recipe. as stated above this is intriguing