Pecan Nut Loaf

This delicious little loaf can be prepared and on the table in an hour. It is a mixture of savoury and sweet, with the Pecan nuts adding a crunchy, chewy texture and altogether different flavour. Very tasty, the actual flavour is a little hard to explain, but if you love Pecan nuts, then this loaf… Continue reading Pecan Nut Loaf


Fluffy Naan Bread

When eating curry, I find nothing nicer than using a fresh naan bread to soak up the gravy so I get every last tasty morsel.  I'm not a fan of very hot curry, in fact one of the ladies at dinner the other night described the way in which she measures a "too hot" curry:… Continue reading Fluffy Naan Bread

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

Cakes, Sweet

Easy Banana Cake

We love bananas! Fresh bananas, baked bananas, banana split, bananas dipped in chocolate, you name it! But the good old faithful Banana Bread took a new turn when I was introduced to Banana Cake with Lemon Icing.  This recipe is a great way to use up bananas that are over ripe but not yet ready… Continue reading Easy Banana Cake

Bread, Soup

Roast Pumpkin Soup with Nutty Yoghurt Bread

Today was the perfect day for hearty comfort food. Opening the fridge the first ingredients I laid my eyes on were half a pumpkin and a bottle of cream - the decision was made: Creamy Roast Pumpkin and Garlic Soup with home baked bread. My husband's first words after tasting the soup were "Rich, but… Continue reading Roast Pumpkin Soup with Nutty Yoghurt Bread