A PURPLE CAKE FOR EMILY

This recipe is dedicated to an inspiring woman. A woman who faced with a huge loss has forged on with strength and humility to give back to others. This woman is Emily Sanson-Rejouis. Some of you may be familiar with her story. For those who are not, Emily, her husband … Read More

CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI COOKIES

Summer has been kind this year. Hot days, warm nights, and just enough rain to keep the garden water tanks full. In a few days it will be Autumn (officially 1st March in the Southern Hemisphere) and the gradual cooling down to winter will begin. Let’s not rush ourselves here … Read More

HOMEMADE PLUM & TOMATO SAUCE

As I sat watching my children quietly eating their lunch I knew I had made the right decision. I knew, that being a Mother is programmed so deeply into my DNA there is not much I can do about it. Last year I had been busy, too busy, and I … Read More

CHEATS MEATBALLS W/ ZUCCHINI LINGUINE {gluten-free}

We don’t get out of town very often. Mainly because we are home bodies, and there is always plenty to do around the house and garden. However, when we received an invite to join friends camping up the Wairau Valley on their families land we decided it was about time … Read More

LEMON & THYME CORDIAL {honey sweetened}

A while back I had a request for the recipe of a lemon cordial I served on a food stall some years ago. As it was not very hot at the time of the request, I didn’t get around to testing the recipe for a small batch (we made the … Read More

NANA’S CHILLED CUCUMBER SOUP

My passion for cooking can be credited to my Nana. She taught me to cook. My parents weren’t too flash in the area of food, though they did their best. Knowing they didn’t have these skills they shipped me off to my Nana to learn. Gosh, that sounds like some … Read More