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

PROBIOTIC GHERKINS | Lacto-fermented Style

*Find a detailed section on Fermentation including Everyday Sauerkraut, Kimchi and Lacto-fermented Vegetables in my new cookbook – Homegrown Kitchen: Everyday Recipes for Eating Well – available in bookstores and retailers around New Zealand and personally signed copies HERE. ————— Our fridge is currently in a crisis state, and I … Read More

RAW CHIA ORANGE MARMALADE

Truth: this chia marmalade doesn’t really taste like marmalade but Orange Jam just didn’t sound quite right. OK, now I have that off my chest I can tell you more about this gorgeous spring-kissed raw conserve. I haven’t eaten homemade marmalade for years because of the high-sugar content. However, this … Read More

FEIJOA PEAR & GINGER CHUTNEY

We have five feijoa trees*. We planted three when our son was born (we have this habit of planting fruit trees to celebrate the birth of a child), and then my Dad gave us two more as a birthday present. We didn’t complain, surely you can’t have too many feijoa … Read More

HOMEMADE: SOFT GOAT CHEESE

I love making homemade cheese. Although in all honesty, with two little children in tow and everything else thrown into the mix I rarely find the time. However, this soft goat cheese has become a fridge staple. Besides the length of time involved it is very simple to make – … Read More