Almost two years ago now, while travelling around southern Italy for a few weeks, we happened upon a small café in the town square of Catania, Sicily, with a counter stacked high with sweet treats. Choosing to forgo the famous cannoli, I bought the biggest doughnut I could find
My friend Margaret makes the most incredible Christmas fruit mince every year. This muesli is my tribute - capturing the warm, wintery flavours of her traditional recipe in a lighter, brighter more summery dish. Perfectly paired with a sunny Saturday morning and a short black.
It might officially be spring, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still a chill in the air down here in Dunedin. So enjoy the longer spring nights tucked up indoors with a glass of this hot spiced apple cider to warm you up from the inside out.
This very healthy and delicious (a perfect combo in my humble opinion) recipe comes courtesy of Bekah Carran – artist, budding raw foodist and conveniently partner of my desk buddy Matt. Last week Matt brought in some treats Bekah had made and we just had to get her to share the recipe with us:
If you want to drop a bomb on your dinner party. This cake it totally nuclear. The Engineers (our poor friends who we inflict our culinary experiments on) didn’t stop their thumbs up mutterings for days after this went out at afternoon tea. The lovely Genevieve (one of our superstar product evaluators) and I have [...]
By using indirect cooking, it is possible to make all kinds of treats on the grill. Recipes that are not too fussy about exact times and temperatures (I am yet to attempt a soufflé on the grill…) are perfect, so if you lift the hood a few times to check on progress, or get distracted [...]
I’m a panna cotta girl, I often find crème brulee a little rich, and while I am always happy with a bowl of ice-cream to finish a meal, sometimes an occasion calls for something a little more sophisticated. A couple of months back, we had most of our board of directors, along with some of [...]
Inevitably everyone has one of those days where life just gives you a pummelling. The ‘food hug’ is a personal go-to flavour that lets you take a small win during stressful times. For many it’s something sweet; a piece of chocolate or cake. For me, its anise or something sharp and bitter.
When Kurt turned up at the office the other week with an armload on quinces and started cooking those amazing lamb shanks I decided we absolutely had to do something sweet with them as well.
Every autumn around Easter time, I always feel the pull of home, the embrace of family and the welcome warmth of a roaring log fire.
Thick? Yes! Creamy? Yes! Super kind on the purse strings? Absolutely! I’d like to point out that I’m completely stoked to have mastered the art of homemade yoghurt making. After the success I had with my dairy free coconut yoghurt I thought I should have a go at the real deal.
I am sure to have made mention in the past as to my sentimental tendencies. Whilst for the most part I can cleverly keep it under wraps, there are times where, despite my very best efforts it bubbles so close to the surface that I can’t help but let it spill over. Like now. And [...]
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