perfect steak with garlicky herb butter

Hello and good Monday-back-to-work morning to you! I am just psyching myself up for the mountain of work I need to get through before flying to Shanghai/Berlin/Amsterdam in about 10 days, and in the meantime breathing through the fact that Henry is mid-pack for his big move to Melbourne and Rich is filling in time […]

New Year’s Eve Partaaaay – mini smoked fish cakes with garlic, lemon mayo & mushroom crostini

Hellooooooo from Waiheke Island, New Zealand. I am taking (literally) two minutes to quickly post this on my way to catch the ferry for a doctor’s appointment in town. (Thank you Waiheke library for the kind use of your free wifi.) So, hurrah, stitches out today, and then I’m back out to the island to […]

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 […]

warm lamb & farro salad with herby cannellini bean hummus

Hello again – surprise – it hasn’t been that long since my last post!!! This little beauty is a recipe I developed for Fairfax a few weeks back, and it will be appearing in newspapers around the country today, including the Dom in Welly (go buy a copy Pog)! Anyhoo, as you can see from […]

sloppy jacques (croque monsieur meets sloppy joe)

Well by crikey this has been a long time coming – in my defense I have been drowning in work lately – cool stuff too, for Sileni wines and Barkers range of sauces, jams, syrups etc, in addition to my regular Dish and Fairfax stuff. Also – bit of a crap week last week, I […]

corn & red pepper cheese stuffed fried rice balls (Mexican-style arancini)

Feeling in a reflective mood this morning – blogging really is a bit of a weird thing – who sits at home in front of a computer sending bits of themselves out into the universe? I originally started From the Kitchen years ago as a way to practice my photography and share some of my […]

salted peanut caramel chocolate popcorn tart

Yay – I can’t believe I have finally had the chance to make this recipe which I have been thinking about doing for ages! Last night I had a lovely group of long-standing (can’t say ‘old’) friends for dinner – and after nibbles of mexican-spiced corn and pepper arancini stuffed with mozzarella (obviously not a […]

lemon cheesecake tart with lemon curd

Lemon tart is my absolute favourite dessert for so many reasons – and as you can see I got a leeeetle bit carried away taking the pics! In my defence, these days I don’t get much of a chance to shoot something purely for the blog, so I thought I may as well keep playing! […]

rhubarb croissant bread & butter pudding cake

Hello – God it feels like ages since I had the chance to post anything that wasn’t work-related (apart from the pizza last week, and not that its a bad thing to be posting work related stuff, but sometimes I really just like to post what’s in my head at the moment, you know?). Anyhoo […]

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 […]

dark chocolate tart with sea salt

A long, long,┬álong┬átime ago when I first started this blog I posted a recipe for a dark chocolate tart and at the time I was really happy with the pics which I merrily posted on social media thinking they were bloody awesome. Now I look back at those pics which still appear endlessly on Pinterest […]