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

CHEWY APRICOT MUESLI BARS + Chocolate Drizzle

After 9 years and 6000 copies sold, Feeding Little Tummies (including the first edition, Cooking for your Child) is no longer in print. Last week I sent out my last hard copy of Feeding Little Tummies, and unfortunately there are no plans to reprint (however, a digital version is now … Read More

HAZELNUT & CHOCOLATE CREME POTS + My 2016 Calendar is HERE!

It may seem early to be sharing my 2016 Calendar with you today being (only just) August 2015. However, since I wrote and photographed the recipes for the calendar in February, I have already been waiting a long time to share it with you. After the success of my self-published … Read More

CHOCOLATE BEETROOT BROWNIE + A Radio Interview

One of the first things I learned to grow was beetroot. In my early days of gardening I was rather ambitious, growing all these exotic things because they sounded like fun – like Borlotto Fire Tongue Bean. However, as the years have passed I have worked out it is so … Read More

FESTIVE PISTACHIO FIG & HONEY PANFORTE

Today I share with you a sweet little number I created recently to share with family and friends during this festive season. I am not a huge Christmas cake fan, however, I do like to offer a little treat when people come visiting during the season of giving. This is … Read More

A FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE + 2 Year Blog Birthday

It seems kinda funny to make a cake for a virtual thing like a blog. It is not something or someone I can hold or who can even eat the cake. However, I spend enough time nurturing and updating and sharing here, that celebrating the milestones with cake can be … Read More