Heritage recipe book tribute for Mercy Hospice Auckland

Kathleen Edge together with her father Brian Payne.
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Kathleen Edge together with her father Brian Payne.

Producing a recipe book is a Remuera resident's way of honouring her father and Mercy Hospice Auckland.

Through this tribute to her father and to thank hospice nurses, Kathleen Edge has collated her great-grandmother's favourite recipes into Tea in the Afternoon.

The proceeds will go to the hospice that provided palliative care to her father Brian Payne three years ago.

Kathleen Edge has collated her great-grandmother's favourite recipes into “Tea in the Afternoon”.
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Kathleen Edge has collated her great-grandmother's favourite recipes into “Tea in the Afternoon”.

The book comprises a collection of heritage recipes with over 100 pages of sweets, cakes, sandwich fillings, chutneys, sauces and beverage recipes straight from the handwritten pages of a past generation.

"I have, in my possession, my great-grandmother's recipe book.

"I had this wonderful idea that I would like to share it with others, it would be fantastic, her legacy would be in print.

"I'm inspired by the work of Mercy Hospice and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in 2016 ASB Auckland Marathon and by producing this recipe book," she says.

Mercy Hospice provides specialist palliative care for people living with a life-limiting illness. Care focuses on all aspects of a person's life including their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. It is free and available for people living in Auckland.

Mercy Hospice fundraising events coordinator Kahu Burns says Edge's cookbook is a unique and creative way to raise money for the hospice.

"Each year we have to raise $3 million, and we rely on the generosity of our local community," Burns says.

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The recipe book costs $15 and there are 400 available.

Edge hopes to sell them before the Auckland Marathon, which she will participate in on behalf of Hospices of Auckland.

Go to the Tea in the Afternoon website for more information.

 - Stuff

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