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 […]

Portuguese-style custard tarts

I have always wanted to make my own Portuguese tarts and was actually excited when Kapiti approached me to see if I would be interested in creating a recipe to match with their single farm, organic milk – here was my chance. I faffed around with the recipe for ages having done a fair amount […]

black doris plum clafoutis & plum & apple crumble

Oh my God what an absolutely gorgeous (albeit bloody freezing) morning in Auckland. It is hard not to feel good on a day like today…but that may also have something to do with the fact that I’m still on a high after seeing Henry and Will in Melbourne last weekend. It was so fkng fantastic […]

rhubarb & raspberry clafoutis

L’il re-post from last year for Bastille day celebrations (la Fete Nationale), I know in the northern hemisphere it is the middle of summer – but for my southern mates I thought a warm pud might be appropriate! I’m aiming to shoot an easy, cheesy pasta recipe in the next few days – so check […]

rhubarb cheesecake custard crumble tart

This is outrageous – it is 8:27am and I am still in bed! As I scroll through my Facebook feed looking at everyone’s tropical/American/European adventures, I am ‘on holiday’ at home – complete with spa treatments (I have a bath and epsom salts), gourmet food (hello kitchen) fabulous nightlife (Netflix), culture (pile of books) and […]