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

SOURDOUGH HOT CROSS BUNS w/ Roasted Pumpkin

You must make these! I am sharing the recipe today so you have plenty of time to make a sourdough starter before Easter (it only takes 3 – 5 days and you ready to bake!). They are seriously the best hot cross buns I have ever eaten. Perfectly spiced, moist … 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

CHEWY APRICOT MUESLI BARS + Chocolate Drizzle

After 9 years and 6000 copies sold, Feeding Little Tummies (including the first edition, Cooking for your Child) is no longer in print. Last week I sent out my last hard copy of Feeding Little Tummies, and unfortunately there are no plans to reprint (however, a digital version is now … Read More

PERFECTED ‘ALMOST RAW’ KALE CHIPS

She loves making a big batch of kale chips to munch on for afternoon snacks. All I need to do is make sure we have kale leaves harvested (or a big bunch from the market) and turn on the oven. And it won’t be long before my eagerly independent 5-year-old … Read More

OVERNIGHT SPICED EASTER SCROLLS

Easter weekend brings memories of trips to Christchurch to visit my Dutch Grandparents. My Grandma [Bonemama] loved tradition so the weekend revolved around painting blown-out eggs, crafting, and of-course an Easter egg hunt with my cousins in the large sprawling garden. How Bonemama kept track of the chocolate eggs in … Read More

CREAMY GREEN PEA & AVOCADO DIP

If you are relatively new to growing food a good place to start is legumes such as peas, beans and broad beans. They are one of the easiest and most satisfying edibles to grow, plus they feed the soil with nitrogen as they grow. It is win win for everyone … Read More

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE & SEA SALT COOKIES

I have a schedule for the recipes I share here that is planned about a month ahead. This way I can organise the ingredients, test the recipes, find props if needed etc etc. I am used to working with planned deadlines for magazine articles and book projects so it kind … Read More

GRANOLA COOKIES + My Petite Kitchen Cookbook Review

I am sure Eleanor Ozich needs little introduction to many of you reading this. Her simple recipes and stunning photography have taken NZ and much of the world by storm. I remember when I first came across Eleanor’s Petite Kitchen blog maybe 1 year ago, I was blown away by … Read More

HOMEGROWN SWEET CORN + Corn & Pesto Nuggets

Today for lunch I made these sweet little corn and pesto nuggets. For some reason my children turn up their noses to pieces of whole corn in a fritter so instead I grated the corn into the mixture. Success! They eagerly ate them sitting on the kitchen floor while dunking … Read More