My first food memory is of my little sister and I ‘helping’ my mum bake bread in the kitchen. Sat on the table, we dutifully assisted in kneading the dough and then spent the next however long asking if it was ready to eat! I’m not ashamed to admit, that from when I was a small child until an almost adult I didn’t have an adventurous palete; neither meat nor fish touched my plate, although luckily I made up for that with heaps of vegetables. I was however, always cooking and baking. So much so in fact, that my mum reminded everyone in her speech at my wedding that at the tender age of 9 I could quite happily cook a full roast dinner with all the trimmings — I just didn’t eat much of it! Since I started travelling, and having recently (19 months ago) moved to New Zealand with my husband, I have continually pushed my culinary boundaries and now I can’t help but allow the gorgeous seafood available in this little corner of the world to end up on my plate!
I have wanted to post this recipe for about 6 months; but knowing the sweet in savoury theme had been planned, and how well this recipe fits into the theme, I decided to hold out. I’ve made this salad several times in the office, as an accompaniment to some evening meals and it has been [...]
The ultimate lazy Sunday in my house would actually mean not cooking anything. This brings me nicely to my recipe for the month… If we are planning curry for dinner (at least twice a week!), I always try and make it the night before to allow the flavours to develop. This dish is no exception. [...]
This month the OurKitchen team are bringing you ‘Lazy Sunday’s’. We have carefully selected those recipes, which for us, epitomise a lazy Sunday. From French toast to pickled vegetables and a whole heap of deliciousness in-between; we are looking forward to sharing them with you in the coming weeks.
It has been pointed out to me, in a very light hearted way that my recent recipes have been based around pumpkin. It is true, I am a little bit pumpkin obsessed at the moment. I just can’t seem to walk past the piles of them in the supermarket without one ‘accidentally’ falling into my [...]
I am totally over winter this year. To be honest, it hasn’t even been *that* bad ( pretty sure i just jinxed us all here in Dunedin with that comment), but getting up in the morning, while it is still pitch black just doesn’t have the same appeal.
It seems to fitting to pair meringues with almonds and the flavour of orange blossom flowers; they all share the similarities of being pale and delicate. Because of the nature of the orange blossom, and the belief that they symbolise purity, these tiny flowers are seen as a traditional bridal flower in many countries and therefore, their presence at these auspicious occasions comes [...]
I’m thinking that if there should ever be a campaign for real ginger….then this cake would become iconic.
I had some unexpected time off last week….. The Sunday before last started off as a perfectly normal day. I got up and met a friend at the beach for a dog walk, before returning home around 10am. I came in through the front door (with my friend who had come back for morning tea) and I could [...]
Flashback to 20 or so years ago, and most Sundays we would go to my grandpa’s house and have the most legendary roast dinners – roast beef with Yorkshire puddings, the crispiest, yet fluffiest roast potatoes you could imagine – delicious flavoursome vegetables and gravy…. Don’t get me started on how good the gravy was;
In more recent times, my husband and I have become campfire experts. Several years ago, prior to marriage and a baby, at the start of our epic journey around the world (which culminated with us living in little old Dunedin) we travelled around Europe and Africa in our campervan for 10 months and for a significant portion of that time, [...]
This is my last post for the time being; I have written it in advance, due to the fact that my maternity leave will have started by the time this recipe goes up.
This month’s theme conjures up memories of delicious sandwiches with their crusts cut off, scones piled high with clotted cream and jam, and tiny morsels of cake; served on delicate, tiered cake stands which stand proudly upon lace covered tables,
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