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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Orange and Cranberry Muffins

When you grow up with a mechanical engineer for a Dad, it seems inevitable you will be equal parts curious and methodical.  A few months ago we were lucky enough to have year 12 Otago Girls High student Holly spend a couple of days here with the design team completing some work experience.  Passionate about [...]

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Almond pancakes with blueberries and ice cream

Pancakes are a treat; they are often cooked in ones pjs on a lazy weekend morning.  So topping them with fresh blueberries and ice cream for our Mother’s Day shoot really pushed this already treat food into unchartered breakfast territory

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Ricotta filled, orange scented doughnuts

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

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Christmas muesli

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.

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Spiced Apple Cider

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.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Raw ‘Choc’ orange slice

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:

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Chocolate Cherry Rum Cake

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 [...]

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Grilled berry galette

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 [...]

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Honey and thyme panna cotta with poached apricots

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 [...]

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Roasted Fennel and Currants with Honey

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.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Poached quince

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.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Spicy lamb shanks with Quince

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.

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