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 […]

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 […]

Rosewater Almond Cake

Bring your rose petals to the table with this beautiful cake. Perfectly timed for the many celebrations that take place at this time of year – it looks gorgeous, but is super simple to make. This cake comes to us from Eleanor Ozich’s book “My Petite Kitchen Cookbook”. Tasty, simple wholefood – I highly recommend […]

Simple Summer Plum Cake Recipe

Gardeners are so busy at this time of the year. Add a job and a few kids to the mix, and cake baking, which should be near the top of the priority list languishes way below. Here’s the world’s most simple cake, especially for you my friends. I know you’re busy and I know you […]