pancetta wrapped chicken with blue cheese & sage on creamy braised fennel

serves 6 Good morning! Right – here we go another weekly recipe in the lead up to Christmas and the new year. These were both so bloody easy and delicious to make, and work beautifully together, I hope you’ll give them a whirl! The chicken in this recipe is stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in […]

rum’n’raisin dark chocolate tart with chocolate ice cream

Gooood morning – well the first day of autumn was yesterday, but around New Zealand most of us feel like summer has/had barely started. Thankfully we haven’t quite left warmer temperatures behind just yet, which is why I thought this was such a perfect dessert for now. It is a lusciously boozy rum and raisin […]

dark chocolate, whiskey, sultana & ginger fudge

We’re almost there – one week to go and Christmas will be upon us! To date I have not bought a single present, nor I have I given any thought to what I will be serving at Christmas Eve drinks or Christmas Day brunch – bloody hell, this is very uncharacteristic, and adding to my […]

rhubarb & strawberry vanilla frangipane tart with spring sheep milk gelato

As you know I have been doing a few collaborations lately – but I am such a nerdy-britches that I have some self-imposed criteria that I always stick to when doing any sponsored posts. So anyway, I was recently approached by the Spring Sheep Milk Company and asked if I was keen to work together. […]

no-bake nutella choc cheesecake

  Goooood morning, crikey it feels like it’s been ages, but perhaps not that long (only a week!) – and I am happy to say I have five recipes lined up ready and waiting, so plenty more to come over the next little while. This is one I put together for the Dish magazine website, […]

classic lemon tart

Helloooo – if you come here often you will already probably know these things: 1. I love tarts, 2. I particularly love lemon tarts, 3. I am something of a perfectionist (as confirmed by the Fisher & Paykel What’s Your Cooking Style?’ quiz). To that end, the second recipe I thought of when they asked me to […]

Christmas showstopper, easy twice baked chocolate souffles with whiskey chocolate sauce

Hey-ho, Sunday afternoon the weekend before Christmas and for some reason I am working – argh – thank God it’s a job I love, gettin’ all creative on it or it would be very grim indeed. I just wanted to take a quick break to  share version 2 of this pic for the super easy […]

Christmassey walnut caramel dumplings with vanilla bean ice cream

Just sitting here feeling very bah-hum-buggy with a sore back thanks to the melanoma wide-excision yesterday – I am one of those people who rushes around at a million miles an hour, so having to move cautiously is anathema to me. However being kind of chair bound has meant that I have caught up on […]