There was once a time when I could spend a whole afternoon in the kitchen. Uninterrupted. Undistracted. These days I’m lucky if my culinary forays last more than forty-five minutes. My pots are often found upturned on the kitchen floor and my wooden spoons now have a double life; used sometimes to stir the evening [...]
My husband has become a deer hunter and I’m not completely sure how I feel about it. Call me a hypocrite as although I don’t like the thought of a target over poor Bambi’s head, I love to eat its meat. Having a reputation as being strong and gamey
I remember a version of this as a staff meal and at the time I thought it was so gourmet. Looking at this recipe today, it may have lost its gourmet shine but it is however just as delicious and worthy of a blog post
If you can make a good Bolognese sauce then you can make a good lasagne, and if you can make a good lasagne then strangely you’ll always find you have plenty of friends gathered round your dining table!
For as long as I have been contributing to this blog I have toyed with the idea of posting a recipe for spaghetti Bolognese. Long has it been a staple meal in our family and I am pretty sure that it is the first recipe Mum taught me to make many, many years ago. I [...]
If by nature you are indecisive, shopping for pasta can be tricky. There are so many varieties on offer: wholemeal spaghetti (my favourite), squid ink tagliatelle, rainbow bow ties, alphabet letters and farm yard animals, even gluten free varieties made from corn, quinoa and rice
These monkfish kebabs are actually my favourite thing to make at the moment. They are divine. We have eaten them several times in the last few weeks as they are just so easy to put together - the monkfish is meaty enough to stay firmly on the kebab too, so you don’t need to worry about [...]
This is a superb version of the good old kiwi roast. The flavours are modern yet true to the traditional genius of lamb paired with beautiful, fresh mint. I can’t actually take credit for this one, as it was the standard way that my old boss Isabelle used to do her roasts, and she swore [...]
The Fisher & Paykel family is spread far and wide across the globe, but there is one thing that ties us together…food really is at the centre of so much of what we do. In our Huntington Beach, California office, once a month a “One Ingredient” cooking competition is held, turning the staff kitchen into [...]
Every family has their own version of the fish pie and boy I’ve tasted some good ones (I’m talking to you Lou). This one’s perfect for making small bite-sized pies. Now all I need to do is plan a fishing trip.
You may have missed what a huge fan of leftovers I am but just to fill you in – there is something I just adore about yesterday’s food. I also HATE to waste food (it makes me feel sad and guilty) so even if the end result is a disaster I try to resurrect it [...]
I recently got married (I had to drop this major life event into a post eventually) and an extremely generous gift-giving-group made up of an aunty, an uncle and cousins gave us a kitchen aid mixer. For the last few weeks I’ve told anyone who will listen: “I got a kitchen aid mixer!” followed by [...]
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