Persian Love Cake

So... I was very lucky to receive a new toy from the lovely people at Russell Hobbs, this little beauty. I've never had a shiny brand spanking new food processor, having been using a trusty hand me down from Mum* for, well forever, so I was quite excited....more

Fast & Fabulous French Bread

Bread & butter; one of life’s simple pleasures....more

Ale & Marmalade Lamb Shanks

One last comfort dish before we hit Spring....tomorrow! It’s not that it’s been a bad Winter & I even missed a whole month of it enjoying long lazy Summer days in mother country it’s just that I get so excited for Spring. Longer, warmer days, sunshine & asparagus, though yet to spy some of those delectable green spears ....more

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