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Coming out of my bubble

Coming out of my bubble

As New Zealand thankfully comes out of lockdown, I’m reflecting back on my COVID-19 experience so far.  For me, Level 4 was a badly-needed moment of pause. Whilst the real threat of disease still seemed far off (in fact my little town has never had any cases), we...

New Zealand ANZAC Biscuits

New Zealand ANZAC Biscuits

On this ANZAC weekend, I'm making ANZAC biscuits and thinking about all those whose lives were so affected by WW1.  I've made a video of how to make the biscuits - just click on the link below. Whether the biscuits were made as fundraisers by those back home or...

Feeling Christmassy yet? Get baking!

Feeling Christmassy yet? Get baking!

If you are anything like me, you’ll be feeling a bit behind with your Christmas preparations… but with food, it is never too late to start cooking and eating!  Wow! What a busy year 2019 has been… But whether you make mince pies on Christmas afternoon and eat...

Eat your greens

Eat your greens

I am recipe-testing for my new cookbook at the moment, and I've just reached smoothies. Browsing old library books outside our Coromandel library, I came across one called Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko. It had a load of smoothie recipes in it so I...

An easy Christmas plum tart

An easy Christmas plum tart

  What could be more evocative of a Coromandel summer at the bach than plums? Here's an plum tart that is simple to make, but looks festive enough for any occasion!   Easy Plum Tart The great thing about this recipe is that you can...

Passion fruit sorbet

Passion fruit sorbet

A carpet of passion fruit under the vine… the high winds and rain this month have given me a glut of passionfruit to use up and this is the perfect solution! It is sweet but deliciously zingy and the flavour of the passion fruit really comes through. I made enough...

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