Light Meals, Salad

Salmon Pasta Salad

Recently I had cause to help a friend out. A relatively new friend, but this family arrived in New Zealand late last year, bringing only their suitcases and the clothes on their bodies ready to begin the next chapter in their lives. After a couple of months, a problem with a visa meant the precious job she had… Continue reading Salmon Pasta Salad

Light Meals, Sauces

Barbeque Beef Buns

If I say "slow-cooker", it most likely conjures up images of deliciously hearty stews, curries or soups, in other words, winter fare. But slow-cookers can be used for so much more. A friend and I were discussing how she uses her slow-cooker the other day and it reminded me of one of my favourite recipes. I… Continue reading Barbeque Beef Buns


Coke Chicken

The last time I tried making coke chicken was about 10 years ago, but it was just too rich with the combination of ingredients.  My husband recently brought up the topic again so, of course, I jumped straight in looking for that awesome mixture that would delight the taste buds.  I came across a recipe… Continue reading Coke Chicken