Savoury Pinwheels

We all find ourselves in the position of having to prepare a plate of nibbles occasionally, whether it's for something at home, school, work or to take to a friend. The question is always "what?". Some of you may have a signature dish, but if you're like me and don't, or are just looking for… Continue reading Savoury Pinwheels

Bread, Soup

Sausage, Herb & Lentil Stew with Homemade Bread

This past week has seen Auckland's typical Spring weather, "4 seasons in one day", return with a vengeance, this phrase having been made famous by Neil Finn and co. of Crowded House - true Kiwi music icons. We've had quite heavy rain and fantastic loud, thundery storms with the accompanying lightning. So loud that it… Continue reading Sausage, Herb & Lentil Stew with Homemade Bread


Creamy Tomato, Bacon and Mushroom Pasta Bake

The first time I read this recipe I literally glanced over it very quickly and moved on - to put it plainly, it just didn't grab me.  But once I made it, I couldn't believe the depth of flavour from such a simple dish. This is another easy one, prepared and cooked in about 30… Continue reading Creamy Tomato, Bacon and Mushroom Pasta Bake


Baked Chocolate Pudding

On Saturday night we invited friends over to watch the rugby.  Sadly the game was disappointing, or more appropriately, the referee was an idiot and had no business reffing a game of that quality but the company was wonderful.  We hadn't seen these particular friends in a while and it's always wonderful catching up on… Continue reading Baked Chocolate Pudding


Hearty Chicken and Veggie Casserole

This past week I decided to give myself a break from red meat.  Don't get me wrong, I love red meat, but I think we eat too much of it at times, so a week of chicken, bacon or veggies (may have to throw in some fish tonight) has been well received by my body,… Continue reading Hearty Chicken and Veggie Casserole

Dessert, Slices, Sweet

Decadent Chocolate Brownie

I finally tried my friend's recipe this weekend and I am very pleased to confirm it is every bit as delicious as she said it would be.  Decadent is the right word to describe it.  There is a shocking amount of chocolate in it, but I was pleasantly surprised to note that only half the… Continue reading Decadent Chocolate Brownie

Dessert, Slices, Sweet

Lemon Slice

As I've said before, I love anything lemon flavoured and as yesterday was the first day of Spring and an absolutely beautiful day at that, I felt the need to bake something light and refreshing that we shared for afternoon tea while also celebrating the special man and Father in our lives on Father's Day,… Continue reading Lemon Slice