Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Spaghetti bolognese

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 [...]

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Prawn and chilli pasta

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

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Monkfish Kebabs

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 [...]

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Slow roasted leg of lamb with salsa verde

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 [...]

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Mark’s Thai Green Curry

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 [...]

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Fish pie

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.

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Spaghetti, pine nut and basil parcels

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 [...]

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Breakfast pizza

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 [...]

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Campfire potatoes

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, [...]

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Cedar Plank Salmon

This recipe is inspired by a trip to the Christmas markets in Bonn, Germany last holiday season. As we walked around the market visiting little cottage like stalls wonderfully illuminated by strings of Christmas lights,

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Coconut & lime roast chicken

This is the second of two recipes intended for our hangi which sadly was rained out.  I had intended to marinate the chicken overnight, then wrapping it in banana leaves before placing it into the hangi baskets to spend the day slowly cooking.  Whilst the rain quashed these plans I decided to resolutely stick to [...]

Saturday, February 16th, 2013


Summer brings bounty of many things.  My herb garden has become so prolific now that I have learnt that so long as you water regularly, the more you cut them, the more they grow! This mayonnaise is a recipe from my good friend Annabel’s mum.  This stuff is downright legendary. 

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