Kumara and Ginger Loaf

June is the perfect month for this kind of baking. Dense, moist and gingery – its just the thing to make a grey day bright. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Steam or roast 2 large kumara (a great use for leftover roasties), and puree. 11/2cups of kumara puree 75g melted butter or coconut oil […]

Date Loaf

My favourite cakes are a simple affair. They need to be moist, a little bit sweet and a little bit fruity. Add a slathering of butter and you’ve totally got me. This delicious, simple loaf comes from Cara Bayly. You could almost call it a bread, but seeing as this is not my recipe I’ll […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

A crunchy fried morsel, with a tangy gooey middle. If you haven’t already met – let me introduce you to one of my favourite things… Fried Green Tomatoes For one good sized, green tomato 1 egg 1/4 cup of flour 1/4 cup of dried breadcrumbs. My favourite for this (and just about everything else), are […]

Lemon Verbena Syrup Cake

When skies are grey and you need some cheer – make cake. This tangy sweet delicious number will warm the cockles of your heart. This recipe is from The Cooks Herb Garden by Mary Browne, Helen Leach and Nancy Titchbourne. Three New Zealand sisters who put together useful, gorgeous books. See also The Cooks Salad […]