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

*CAMPFIRE* SLOW-COOKED ZUCCHINI & TOMATO RAGU

I know I am not the first to say this, but 2016 was a full year. In part this was self-induced by taking on the mammoth task of writing a new cookbook when my oldest child had just started school and youngest still at part-time pre-school. But, for reasons unbeknownst … Read More

A LITTLE FANCY 2-INGREDIENT BLUEBERRY SORBET

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