chicken, leek & mushroom pie & mini spiced lamb & eggplant pies

Oh my God I can’t actually remember the last time I typed out a blog post sitting in bed with a cup of tea – it feels like an eternity ago! But here I am, second cup in hand, thinking you might like to give these recipes a whirl for the weekend. Who doesn’t love […]

Mother’s Day pot roast chicken with fennel & apples – Le Creuset competition!

Woooooooo! Competition time for Mother’s Day – I am so excited to have three of these absolutely gorgeous Le Creuset Stoneware Heritage Oval covered dishes to give away. I have long been a fan (and collector) of the brand, and I can’t think of a more special gift for any mum…and it is too easy […]

Indian spiced barbecue chicken with spinach, mango & avocado salad

To be completely consistent I am again posting this while lying in bed (I must be seeming like the most lazy person in the universe…), but this time it’s from Shanghai! It is -1˚ outside, windy and a bleak, cold morning, so I’m not feeling any great inclination to leap out of bed. This is […]

mega-comfort chicken & leek pie with paris mash

Well here we all are again then – some of us anyway! We flew back in from Tokyo yesterday morning and zombied around the house, washed mountains of clothes, picked up the dogs from the kennels and went to the supermarket – all that catch up stuff – the only abnormal thing was there were […]

chicken leek, & pancetta risotto

Well here we go – counting down to multiple ‘take-offs’! Rich finished his final night playing Clyde in Bonnie and Clyde last night, and he was bloody fabulous along side a whole cast of incredible talent – I was exploding with pride – woo hoooo! (Last school play ever – sniff – end of an […]

smoked chicken pasta salad with romesco sauce

Whoop here it is 🙂 I love a bit of serendipity, and I reckon it happens all the time, especially if you’re on the look out! This week I had the chance to have a lovely coffee catch-up with an old client and friend of mine from the personal training days (for those who don’t […]

penne with chicken, chorizo & chilli

OK now don’t laugh, but I rephotographed this three times until I was happy with it – I am such a dork but I can’t help myself. I literally can not bring myself to post anything unless I genuinely like the pic, even if the recipe is great. Ah well – my little freaky perfectionist […]

chicken, potato, brie & thyme tart with caramelised onions

Hello there! Today for your cooking and eating pleasure I have the most decadent way to use up left-over chicken and boiled potatoes! It is just my kind of tart, you only need a small slice as it is super-rich, but so unbelievably tasty and satisfying, perfect with a lightly dressed leafy green salad on […]

Sesame Chicken, Avocado and Mandarin Salad

Labour weekend is here – woo hoo, that means we’re we’re heading out to Waiheke, but not before the final episode of Project Runway, with a big ole fingers crossed that New Zealander Sean Kelly wins. (And yes he did – such awesomeness!!!!!!) He attended the same university as my Henry in Massey, (and is […]