Dessert, Pies, Sweet

Father’s Day Lemon Meringue Pie

To anyone else I imagine that Father's Day and Lemon Meringue Pie don't have much in common, unless your Father is like mine and would eat Lemon Meringue Pie every day of the week if he could. This coming Sunday is Father's Day in New Zealand; the first Sunday inĀ September so I'm sharing this recipe… Continue reading Father’s Day Lemon Meringue Pie

Dessert, Pies

Persimmon Pie

I had never heard of a Persimmon before moving to New Zealand, and I have to be honest, although they are a beautiful orange colour, it was a good few years before I tried one. Now I can't wait for late Autumn when the shops are full of them. This juicy fruit looks a bit… Continue reading Persimmon Pie


Cottage Pie

Summer has officially ended. I can't kid myself anymore and this past week it was as if someone had turned on a tap. A very big Heavenly tap and the rains came down. Heavy, loud rain, pelting our roof that it woke us a few times during the nights but the type of weather that… Continue reading Cottage Pie


Steak & Mushroom Pie

My darling husband seldom makes meal requests, so when he does, I try my best to provide exactly what he's asked for. Some people think making pies isĀ all a bit much work and prefer to buy a ready-made one, but I prefer the labour of love (and this one includes a little labour if you… Continue reading Steak & Mushroom Pie

Pies, Savoury

Smoked Fish Pie

The other night our neighbour arrived with an enormous fish he'd caught at the weekend and smoked at home. We aren't fisher folk so a freshly caught donated Snapper is a real treat, especially one that has been tenderly smoked to perfection. We don't generally go in for fish stews or casseroles as we prefer… Continue reading Smoked Fish Pie