Butternut stuffed with beans and sage

This delicious easy meal comes from Shared Kitchen, the blog of kiwi chef, Julie Buiso. As well as being a mine of foody info, shes passionate about the same things I am – real, fresh, whole food. And she’s so sparkly. Such a joy! 1 butternut pumpkin1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion, […]

Simple tomato passata + my cool machine

This new tool is the love of my life – it’s a Rigamonti Passata machine. 100 times faster and easier than my old mouli which though its churned out litres and litres of tomatoes over the years, I wasn’t sad to see go. Heartless. Roasted tomato pasatta is my go to – its so delicious, […]

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 […]

Our Favourite Pikelets

It was afternoon tea o’clock. We were gobbling oaty pikelets topped with applesauce and yoghurt, and Luke says “these are my favourite” to which everyone whole heartedly agreed. Joy in simple things! And I knew I wanted to share it all with you (the oaty goodness, and the joy). Thanks to the hungry tiger for the […]