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

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