Autumn in a bowl.
Just looking at a bowl of perky glistening greens makes you feel better!
Winter medicine never tasted so delicious!
Put beans on a platter, top with a roasted chicken (spatchcocked is easier), then pull the chicken apart so all the juices run into the beans. Now that’s a pretty delicious idea!
Faking it. Yep, that’s right. If your quince doesn’t emit a head-turning perfume, just fake it.
Peanut Butter with extras. Whoop! Whoop!
Last Friday’s amazing effort – the Ladies Lunch, a fundraiser for Totara Hospice South Auckland– was a huge success, raising more than $20,000.00 (they’re still counting). It was a pleasure to be involved. I met Will! Will Martin! He’s so lovely. He may look like he’s about 18 but he’s got a huge international career […]
Take it to work, have a mug of it after school, or make a meal of it.
Snitzels (or schhhhhhnitzels) with plenty of pizzaz!
Leftovers (should there be any!) make a great lunchbox staple – beef it up with crumbled feta and extra tomatoes for a light lunch.
Make a little bit of red meat go a long way by slicing it thinly and serving it in gorgeous baby brioche buns. Arrange torn lettuce leaves, rocket (arugula) and radicchio leaves, or whatever you have, on a platter. Strew with fresh mint leaves, parsley sprigs and roughly chopped coriander (cilantro). Add halved cherry tomatoes […]
This tool is worth having. It easily removes stones (pits) from cherries and olives, and with little wastage. When removing the stones from cherries watch out for splatters. When pitting olives, put the olive pointy end facing up in the tool so that the stone is pushed out of the bottom of the olive (the […]
Midweek magic … a great way to utilise cabbage.
Crisp taco shells or soft and puffy pita breads? Pork Adobo sauce is delicious in both.
Mustardy cabbage – just what you need for those cold nights when you serve up a rich pork dish.
Rattle the teacups and bring out the lemon loaf.
Scones, rhyming with ‘on’ or scones, rhyming with ‘own’ … doesn’t matter which way, they’re scrumptious!
You are hearing it everywhere BUY LOCAL and for good reason. Buying local ensures those around you have jobs – you are looking after your fellow citizens and encouraging enterprise in your own backyard. Businesses are likely to be smaller, rather than huge multi-national conglomerates. You are more likely to know how things are grown […]
Roast pumpkin glistening with a caper dressing makes a standout autumn lunch. Serving for dinner? Add a few extras such as fried pumpkin seeds and dukkah.
Crunchy-topped shortbread and a cuppa is just the buzz for mid-morning (or mid-afternoon!).
Cute little butterkin … it doesn’t know whether it’s a butternut or a pumpkin, but who cares, it tastes delicious!
Have to write this in capital letters: DON’T OVERCOOK THE CABBAGE. Get my drift?
Super food Cabbage is always there at the supermarket, cheap as chips, but most of us walk past it filling our trolleys with more expensive, often out-of-season produce. It’s considered a food for the poor, but nutritionally it is very rich. Listen up! Cabbage contains phytochemicals which help fight cancers and reduce DNA damage (the […]
Some years ago my darling brother Clive got very ill with a brain tumour. In his final days he was assisted by the wonderful staff of Totara Hospice. I’ve been a supporter since then. I was delighted when they asked me to be the guest host of their 2019 fundraising lunch in May. Well known […]
Flaky filo, tangy apples, walnuts and cinnamon.
Mmm mmm. Chicken in filo. Creamy filling, crunchy golden filo. That hits the spot.