Monday, December 19th, 2011

Christmas tea

On numerous occasions I have told of my passion for tea, and on numerous occasions (probably in the same breath) I have told of my desire to blend my own tea.  I remember several years ago now feeling particularly inspired, wanting to blend, package and brand my own tea, as well as design wee tea [...]

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Aunty Kathryn’s Spiced Pecans

In October this year, I packed my suitcase and popped across the ditch to be bridesmaid at my best friend’s wedding on Queensland’s Gold Coast.  A few days before the wedding, we travelled south-west along the Pacific Highway

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Orange chutney

Last night I indulged.  I poured myself a whiskey, sat down at my kitchen table and gingerly cued Frank Sinatra’s Christmas carols.  Whilst I awaited the protests of my flatmates (which strangely enough never came) I spent the evening sketching.  I sketched with purpose, in the hope that from the collection of scribbles on the [...]

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Halloween Vanilla Cookies

My love for Halloween stems from my older sister; born on the 30th of October she hosted an annual Halloween party throughout her teenage years and I can remember anticipation and excitement for the event building from about August. In recent years I have been lucky to befriend a little lady with a passion for black magic and entertaining, the perfect combination for throwing Halloween parties.

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Olive oil crackers

It is comforting to know exactly what goes into the things we eat.  For me, the less processed and refined the better.  For a while now I have thought about making my own crackers as the store bought ones are more often than not full of preservatives and saturated fats, two things which I can [...]

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Easter treats

It’s the old saying that food connects people – friends, families and even strangers. These Lebanese Easter cookies lead me on a journey to another local person, passionate about producing and sharing food.

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Pavlova roulade

This recipe is a take on the classic pavlova that Kiwis are very proud of and well known for. Having lived in Samoa for nearly half of my life, the only pavlova I became accustomed to was a rolled version with coconut threads baked on top and smothered with heaps of whipped cream and fresh [...]

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Salted butter caramels

I love the intangible feeling of Christmas – that big, warm, swelling feeling that rises up inside you.  The closer we draw to Christmas (9 days and counting) the more palpable this feeling becomes.  It’s in the shop windows, it’s in the Christmas trees – strung with lights that twinkle in darkened lounge windows and [...]

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Mocha and cream cheese brownie

Much to the delight of the blog team we have a new member, Genevieve. Genevieve has just started in product development for cooking products as a product evaluator. She hails from Samoa where her mother owns her own catering business and with a food science background we’re expecting big things!

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Chocolate, pistachio and hazelnut biscotti

Biscotti are twice baked (once as a loaf and then a second time as slices) to make for one incredibly crunchy sweet cookie that just begs to be dunked into hot coffee or tea. The absence of any butter or oils in the mixture means you can definitely have more than one.

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Orange blossom marshmallow

This recipe comes to us from Sarah, one of the founders of this blog who sadly no longer works here at Fisher & Paykel. Sarah is a fantastic cook and in her spare time makes and sells beautiful handmade chocolates. Read Sarah’s thoughts on her recipe below:

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Carob truffles

These truffles are completely chocolate free, using the much underrated and underused carob. When I started my quest for an interesting carob recipe, my boyfriend screwed his face up in disgust. After a childhood of carob treats due to an eccentric mother who had a passion for looking after her

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