BLACKCURRANT & BAYLEAF CONSERVE

On a hot Sunday afternoon recently, we headed out for a late lunch at our friends Tama & Koichi’s. If you live in Nelson and like sushi you will quite possibly have eaten at Tama & Koichi’s fantastic Sushi Bar – Ikko Sushi in the Marble Arch Arcade (near No. … Read More

APRICOT MADEIRA CAKE

Happy New Year to you and your families. I hope the year ahead is happy and full of delicious food…! We have a GIGANTIC apricot tree in our backyard, reaching some 5 meters high, most of the fruit is eaten by the birds. Lucky birds, not so lucky our tummies. … Read More

MOROCCAN ROAST CHICKEN + MILLET PRUNE STUFFING

Living in my hometown where many of my immediate family are also based, our Christmas gatherings can be rather large affairs. However, this year for various reasons – mostly the younger cousins flying the coop – it was a smallish gathering of 10 (including 4 children). For the past 3 … Read More

CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT TRUFFLES

This week I have kept my blog post simple as I know this is a busy time of year. Below I have shared a photo story of making Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles. They are my gifts to family and friends at this giving time of year. I prefer to make and … Read More

PERUVIAN CEVICHE & QUINOA SALAD

PrintPeruvian Ceviche Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 3 hours Serves: 4 This is a traditional Peruvian dish that is a summertime staple in our house. The raw fish is marinated in lemon juice for around 3 hours (or longer). Over this time the citric acid in the lemon ‘cooks’ the … Read More

CASHEW BANANA CHEW

Please note: Feeding Little Tummies is now out of print, some libraries around New Zealand still have copies in their catalogue. 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 … Read More