Baking, Lunch-box Ideas, Muffins

Lemon and White Chocolate Muffins

Last Sunday we were invited to friends to watch the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals between South Africa and Wales, followed by New Zealand vs France. Because of the time difference between the UK and New Zealand, we were up at 3.30 am and in front of the TV at their house by 4 am, just… Continue reading Lemon and White Chocolate Muffins

Light Meals, Pork

Grilled Ham Steaks with Pineapple

Gammon, Ham or Kassler? Confused? Me too. Before researching this, I knew two things about the three items listed above: they're all pork, and they're all delicious - if you like pork. Growing up, our enormous extended family would always try to get together for Christmas and each individual family would be responsible for bringing… Continue reading Grilled Ham Steaks with Pineapple

Light Meals, Lunch-box Ideas

Sun-dried Tomato and Potato Rosti with smoked Salmon

Recently one of my best friends moved away. Her new home is only about 3 hours away, so not far, and we'll still see each other, but it won't be as easy as it's been for the past 6 years. She is one of those special people who comes into your life out of the… Continue reading Sun-dried Tomato and Potato Rosti with smoked Salmon

Light Meals, Lunch-box Ideas

Tuna Salad Wraps

A tin of tuna fish is an amazing thing. On it's own it is bland and dry and not very appetising at all, but it's what you can do to it that turns it into something eye-wateringly delicious. Ok, so perhaps that's a little bit of an oversell, but there are so many ways to… Continue reading Tuna Salad Wraps

Light Meals, Soup

Rich Bean Soup

I know we're well on our way to Summer down here in the southern hemisphere, but this is a delicious bowl of goodness that I've meaning to share for a while. So to all my friends and family in the north, you might want to bookmark this one to try when the weather turns colder.… Continue reading Rich Bean Soup


Weet-Bix Fruity Treats

Spring school holidays means more precious time with my little man and of course, more time in the kitchen! To celebrate, we went ice skating on Monday. What a hoot! I haven't been on skates in about 20 years but it was like riding a bicycle - I think your body just remembers what it… Continue reading Weet-Bix Fruity Treats