I took a trip down memory lane today and made this delicious Greek cake that was once a regular part of my baking repertoire. My son who is visiting from London reminded me that this was/is his favourite cake and he would always request it for his birthday. I had forgotten! Chastised I searched through […]
I’m in London right now hanging out with my two eldest children. They’ve made their home here and it means though I don’t get to see them on demand in Aotearoa I do get to spend some pretty awesome quality time with them when I visit. I’m plonked bang smack into their homes and lives […]
Lemon Madeira Cake.
I’m a sucker for lemons. When my meyer lemon tree died a few years ago I was gutted. That particular tree kept us in lemons all year round. It was huge and bountiful, and then it died. I need lemons on a daily basis. I use the juice and zest in dressings, tarts, cakes, salads, […]
Lemon Zucchini Loaf
Every gardener has a glut of zucchini and/or scallopini at this time of the year. Every year I grow four different types as these have become my reliable favourites. Growing these different types makes it more interesting as they all have different tastes and textures. I grow as pictured above cocozelle courgette, crook neck squash, […]
I have a habit of collecting recipes from magazines especially if there is a fabulous photo and storing them away in a folder amongst my cookbooks. Most of the time I never get around to using them but this one, this lemon tart which has been sitting quietly filed away for years now has just […]
Lamb Neck Stew.
A family favourite, lamb neck stew is a budget meal perfect for the cooler weather. It can be cooked on the stove top in a heavy bottom pan, in a slow cooker or in the oven in a deep casserole dish as I have tonight. To serve 4-5 people all you need are about 8-9 […]
Old-fashioned Grapefruit Marmalade
I love my home-made marmalade. There is nothing quite like it. Lashings of butter and chunky marmalade on freshly made bread and a hot cuppa, or for breakfast; a new laid egg, soft-boiled with toast and marmalade and a cup of best coffee. Last night after I’d cooked up this batch I couldn’t resist having […]
Cooked Beetroot Salad
This is my latest craze. Cooked beetroot salad. I’ve been having it nearly every day or a variation of for lunch for the last few weeks. Packed full of goodness, all the ingredients are usually close at hand. I cook enough beetroot and chickpeas to last me the week, and then pick the fresh ingredients […]
Making your own MIXED PEEL is a breeze
Making your own mixed peel is a breeze. It takes hardly any time at all but is a process that is completed over two days. Now’s the time to be making it. Backyard citrus trees are laden and christmas cake making time is just around the corner. I’ll be making my christmas cake next month […]