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

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

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

LUNCHBOX COOKIES with Chilean Guava + Cookbook Launch Invite

I was asked recently in an interview how much time I spend in the garden each week. I flippantly replied around 1-2 hours. Afterwards I thought some more about this, had I been overzealous with my estimation? Surely I must spend more time each week than the length of a … Read More