FIG & CHOCOLATE TORTE

It is not unusual to find a random bag or box of produce on our doorstep. Especially in autumn when fruit is plentiful and there is more than enough to go around, a kind neighbour or friend will often drop off their excess. This has been a welcome gift this … 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

Organic Ash: PECAN SALTED CHOCOLATE COOKIES (gf)

This is the last in the series of guest recipes from wonderful NZ foodies while I complete my cookbook. The end is very close, and it amazes me how long this book writing process takes, but seeing it all come together is so exciting. Tomorrow we are photographing the book … Read More

CHOCOLATE BERRY & WALNUT CAKE

Autumn is such a glorious season. After the heat and busy-ness of the summer months I welcome the cooler nights and crisp mornings, while still enjoying the warmth of the sun during the day. It feels like an invitation to slow down and enjoy the simpler things in life. Plus … Read More

CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI (or Marrow) SLICE

Over the past 3 years or so I have shared 163 recipes on Homegrown Kitchen. The recipes vary greatly – some are family regulars, others are seasonal one-offs, many are gluten-free, and there are quite a few dairy-free recipes from the early days when my son couldn’t tolerate dairy (now … Read More

FESTIVE ORANGE-KISSED CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES + Thank-You

Today I share my last recipe for the year plus a special post to say… Thank-you dear readers, for following along on my journey of living simply, growing food in our backyard, and eating predominately locally produced food. When I started this online space a little over 3 years ago … Read More