CASHEW BANANA CHEW

Anyone who writes a book generally has a reason… a purpose behind the book. This may be to entertain, educate, inspire… In my case it was to write a recipe book that encouraged (and inspired) parents and caregivers to feed their children fresh healthy food right from the start. To … Read More

HOW TO GROW BEETROOT + BEETROOT HUMMUS

This week I had my first major garden harvest for some time. We filled a colander with broad beans (and ate half of them sitting on the garden steps) and pulled up four beautiful beetroot. Usually I would have more produce to harvest leading up to summer, however, we moved … Read More

CHOPSTICK KEBABS + CREAMY POTATO SALAD

I am craving summer… swimming at the river, barbeques at the beach, and juicy summer fruit. To settle my yearnings we have been barbequing a fair amount around here recently. We also have a lot of beef mince to use up due to purchasing a share of a locally raised … Read More

HAZELNUT & ORANGE COOKIES

Welcome to my new look blog. I have been planning this move for several months, and with anything new, it took longer than initially anticipated to launch. I wanted to write a blog to compliment my website (update: now offline). A place to share a more personalised and visual version … Read More

HOW TO: SOURDOUGH STARTER

Spring is truly here and the garden is alive with activity. I have been taking advantage of the warmer weather with some more fermenting… Last week I made a sourdough starter to use for bread making, pizza dough, pancakes and more…

Orange & Carrot Cupcakes

It is raining again… There are rumors circulating that this is the 10th weekend in a row it has rained in Nelson! We are certainly not living up to our namesake of sunny Nelson. Last year we gained the sunniest region title, which I very much doubt will be repeated … Read More