rhubarb, strawberry & apple shortcake crumble

serves 6 Goooood morning – as I sit here frustratedly posting by hot-spotting off my phone as my bloody wifi keeps cutting out – grrrrrrr – madness! However, I won’t let that deter me from sharing this delicious little humble crumble, prettily pink-stained from tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries with the addition of apple for […]

figgy, ginger walnut muesli bars & white choc, coconut cookies

makes 15 muesli bars & 30 cookies Woooooohooooo – finally – I am going on my little beach holiday!!!! Bloody hell I can’t wait, and just in case you aren’t back at work yet, or planning some long weekends away over the summer, I thought these two recipes might come in handy. The muesli bars […]

thanksgiving / halloween all-American (kind of) pumpkin cheesecake

(L’il re-post from aaaaaages ago…) Way down here in New Zealand Halloween is only just becoming a bit more of a thing, still not huge, but these days kids do dress up and go door-knocking around the neigbourhood ‘trick-or-teating’ and teenagers have a few themed dress-up parties. Back in the dark ages when I was […]

orange tart

Serves 10 Hellooo – I’m back to my normal writing spot this morning, sitting in bed with my second mug of tea. Today’s recipe is one I put together for Fairfax so appearing in newspapers around the country today and online at Stuff – orange tart, luscious and creamy with a gentle orange flavour and […]

gingerbread pudding with salted caramel sauce & ginger fruit compote

Bloody hell this is good – moist gingery, cakey pudding topped with hot salted caramel sauce and with a luscious ginger fruit compote and generous scoop of mascarpone on the side (although if you can’t always be faffed with the compote, it won’t be the end of the world). I originally put this recipe together […]

prune & port chocolate cake with port-poached prunes

Hello from my snuggy bed, cup of tea in hand. What a gorgeous morning – I can’t wait to head out into the freezing air for my walk shortly (alternating walking and yoga at the moment), but first I wanted to share this recipe I put together for Fairfax – prune and port chocolate cake […]