Sharing treasured family recipes is just another way community ties are being strengthened among the growing population at Kaduna Park. Last year the Kaduna Park Residents Group secured a grant from Cardinia Shire to publish a cookbook featuring recipes contributed by the Kaduna Park community. Group president Siggy Rehburg led the project and said he was delighted with the response from Kaduna’s keen cooks. Siggy and his wife Therese moved to Kaduna Park just before Christmas 2019. The couple relocated to Australia from New Zealand six years ago, living in Glen Waverley and Scoresby before building at Kaduna Park. They were taken by the community-orientated values of developer Parklea and were impressed with Parklea’s earlier estate, Timbertop.
“Kaduna Park has a nice feel about it,” said Siggy. “It is almost in the country but still in suburbia. We love living close to fields and cows.” Siggy said the cookbook reflected the multicultural make‑up of the Kaduna Park community.
“There are so many nationalities living here. Even on our committee we have people from Sri Lanka, India, China and we are from New Zealand,” he said. “Everybody likes cooking and we’re all doing more of it now we’re staying home.” Kaduna Park residents were encouraged to contribute recipes that could easily be recreated at home and were of special family significance.
The book was published in February with a copy delivered to each household. Siggy and Therese’s contribution to the cookbook was a recipe for smoked fish pie they call the “traveller’s dish”.
“It’s a great dish to serve guests who have been travelling all day. It’s a simple dish but my wife has made it her own,” said Siggy.
Other recipes showcased in the book include French onion soup, banoffee pie, healthier Twix slice, boeuf bourguignon, pesto chicken with veggies and Sri Lankan coconut curry. *A copy of ‘Flavours of Kaduna Park’ will be delivered to every Kaduna Park resident. Limited additional copies are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.