SPICED TO PERFECTION GINGERBREAD with Roasted Squash

This week I turned 38. I don’t know about you, but I often find myself reflecting on life during my birthday month – although this also could be influenced by winter hibernation mode. For whatever reason it has been a strong time of contemplation, in particular around my work – … Read More

WINTER GARDEN CHIMICHURRI with Baby Fennel

This weekend I gardened. It has been quite a few months since I set aside a good chunk of time to potter around the garden. With the launch of my new cookbook 2 months ago it has been a busy time, but life is slowing again and I find myself … Read More

FEIJOA PEAR & GINGERNUT CRUMBLE

I often plan the recipes I share here weeks in advance. Always beginning with seasonal produce as my inspiration, either growing in the garden or a market find. In fact, this is a reflection of how I cook throughout the year. I first look at the produce available and then … Read More

FIG & CHOCOLATE TORTE + Term 2 Cooking Workshops

It is not unusual to find a random bag or box of produce on our doorstep. Especially in autumn when fruit is plentiful and there is more than enough to go around, a kind neighbour or friend will often drop off their excess. This has been a welcome gift this … Read More

Handmade: SOURDOUGH PAPPARDELLE + Creamy Thyme Mushrooms

I love how serendipitous the rhythm of life is. After a busy few months preparing for my new cookbook to be released I was in desperate need of a little break, and so the slower pace of autumn arrives. Early nights, warm fires and the therapeutic knitting needles are out. … Read More

HOMEGROWN KITCHEN COOKBOOK IS HERE!

My new cookbook Homegrown Kitchen officially hit the shelves of bookstores and retailers around New Zealand on 10th April 2017. This is the book that I have always wanted to write – a culmination of 18 years studying, researching and teaching others how to cook and eat well. My sincere … Read More