Baked salmon and roasted vege frittata

There are two things I love about Friday mornings here in the office: they mark the end of another working week and morning tea with the ladies in the office. So when it came to my turn to provide something yummy I knew I needed something quick to make, with as little fuss and hassle as possible.

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Banana & coconut smoothie

Smoothies will forever remind me of  Kate, a close friend from boarding school.  Kate’s parents live south of Auckland on a beautiful, sprawling farm (called Farfileds) a stones throw from the rugged west coast.  I am fortunate enough to spend time at Farfields every summer upon Kate’s return to the motherland after months away working on the boats in Europe.

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Brunch eggs

Looking around for inspiration for our Easter recipes we noticed that for many, Easter is a time layered deeply in tradition and festivity and for others, it can be very relaxing. Easter weekend for me is at home or at the family beach and rather than an elaborate dinner, it is a casual brunch.

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Smashed new potatoes with grilled asparagus

Following my recent conversion to the world of asparagus, I have been keen to eat as much of it as I can while it is in season and at its best, and now that new potatoes are cheap as chips I thought why not slap the two of them together in a super easy meal? Grilling brings out the woody asparagus flavour, and keeps a nice crunchy texture (provided you don’t overcook of course!).

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Corn and courgette fritters

Not being a morning person makes me by default a big brunch fan—you still get to enjoy a great Kiwi breakfast, just a little later in the day.  And I think just about every Kiwi out there has their own corn fritter recipe, whether it uses fresh corn or canned, cream-style or whole kernels, it seems like one of those recipes we are armed with as an essential part of our antipodean upbringing. 

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