Autumn in the Garden

Autumn in the Garden

I’m part of a Coromandel Writers’ Group that is working on seasonal writing, as part of the Calendars Project, run by the University of Bergen with Dr. Scott Bremer. Here’s one of the pieces I’ve written for it, which I hope you enjoy.  What...
Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

When I’m eating on the run, I often look for chia seed pudding on the menu. It’s healthy (seemingly a superfood packed with protein, fibre, antioxidants, calcium and omega-3s) and it’s so easy to snack on – fruity, sweet and a lovely even creamy texture. If you...
Koftas

Koftas

Koftas are meatballs, made with onion and the fragrant spices of the Middle East and one of the wide range of foods from that part of the world that have now become more common in our diets – think pita bread, hummus, olives, dates, sumac, mint and yoghurt. So,...
Chipotle Ribs with Roast Corn

Chipotle Ribs with Roast Corn

Got some friends or whanau coming over this summer? Why not make pork ribs? Think about that tender meat falling off the bone, crunchy bits from the grill or barbie, tangy and sticky with sauce? There’s not much to do to make this tasty meal – in fact you could cook...
Anyone for a Gin?

Anyone for a Gin?

Do you know we have our very own gin distillery here on the Coromandel Peninsula? As the days get longer and warmer, I do enjoy a gin and tonic on the deck… there is something about a long gin that is very thirst quenching on a humid day, isn’t there? It’s the...