ROASTED RHUBARB, STRAWBERRY & ROSE CONSERVE

Although strawberries have been available on supermarket shelves for sometime, I wait patiently until the first of the sun-ripened berries arrive at the markets before I succumb to my first taste of the summer. It is well worth the wait, the flavour of sun-kissed fruit cannot be imitated. My cooler … Read More

BROAD BEAN & MINT RICOTTA HOT CAKES

I recently had a TV crew visit my garden to film a segment for a show in the New Year. The weeks leading up to the day I weeded and tidied my garden. However, looking neat wasn’t going to make my South Island veggie garden very exciting to film. Sure, … Read More

BAKED LENTIL & CAULIFLOWER DHAL with Curried Toasted Seeds

One of the most frequently requested dinners in our house is dhal. We are not vegetarian, but I do like to include plant protein meals regularly in our meal rotation. I have prepared a stove top dhal for many years but this year I branched out into the realm of … Read More

ROASTED ORANGE & HAZELNUT CAKE

This is just a little bit exciting… starting this week I am sharing my Homegrown Kitchen recipes in Fairfax newspapers around New Zealand and on Stuff.co.nz. Being asked to write a nationwide recipe column is a dream come true after quietly working away in my little corner of the web … Read More

HELLO SPRING! Salad with Grilled Orange & Miso Dressing

Technically tomorrow is the first day of spring in the southern hemisphere. And it couldn’t come soon enough – was it just me or was winter WAY to long this year!? I am usually a happy cooler weather person, enjoying the swing of the seasons and all they bring. For … Read More