SPCA Cupcake Day

So I wouldn’t normally do this, but it is for such a good cause so I am going to! ...more

Leek Fritters

A bunch of leeks appeared in the veggie box the other week....more

Apple & Raspberry Crumble

Sunday lunch on a Winter’s day & a sudden hankering for crumble....more

Mexican Omelette

I love breakfast. I’m with Pooh on this one. “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh ....more

Leek & Potato Soup

It’s winter here & oh boy has it been chilly, well chilly for us Aucklanders. We’re not so hardy & any days that don’t reach double digits are deemed freezing & this week we have been down to 2s, 3s & 4s!...more

Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Lemons & Olives

This is one I cooked up while I was at home in Scotland last month for a Friday night dinner party, it was bright & fresh & perfect for Summer but at the same time it actually wouldn’t be out of place as warming & comforting dinner here in the midst of our Kiwi winter, in fact it would most definitely brighten up a winter’s evening, which is probably just as well given the wet, wild & ...more

Roasted Pumpkin , Kumura & Quinoa Salad

With all the trips & travelling I my four year blog-iversary completely passed me by....more

Moroccan Orange Salad

I am now almost 2 weeks in to 4 weeks of holiday...how can it have gone so fast?...more

Poached Vegetables with Caper Dijon Mayo

So it was just my first weekend back home in Scotland for 4 weeks on holiday, happy times indeed. There will be many catch ups with friends & family & of course there will be lots of eating! I will likely be rolling off the plane when I get back to New Zealand at the end of the month! ...more

Heston's Lemon Tart

So I’d seen Heston make this lemon tart on the telly & he made it look ever so easy! Crisp golden pastry & zesty lemony filling with a dollop of creme fraiche on the side looked like dessert heaven to me....more