Tomorrow is the day – Monday 10th April – that my new cookbook Homegrown Kitchen officially hits the shelves of bookstores and retailers around New Zealand. I cannot wait for you to see it in real life! This is the book that I have always wanted to write – a … 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


I must confess, I am a hoarder. Not necessarily of material things, but of the edible, fill-our-bellies-with-good-food, kind of squirrel. I can’t bear to see food go to waste, especially if it can be easily stored for when it is cold outside and a jar of summer fruit is like … Read More

LITTLE APRICOT CAKES + Sourdough Variation

Nature is such a wonderful mystery. Although I have been gardening in the same garden for over 10 years, every simple year, season for that matter, is different. Sure, there is an underlying rhythm to the seasons but the rest is completely unpredictable. Which in a strange kind of way … Read More

SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATES + Gratitude Sourdough Bread

Today I share two recipes for this season of giving. The first is a recipe that featured in my Homegrown Kitchen 2015 Calendar*. You may remember the little stop-motion video my sister Ana and I made (scroll down) of those decadent Salted Caramel Chocolates. The other is a recipe that … Read More