Recipe Type: Pies & Tarts

Spiced pumpkin tarte tatin

Spiced pumpkin tarte tatin

Rosie McLean is a final year student studying for a Bachelor of Culinary Arts at Otago Polytechnic. Rosie has her own blog where she indulges us in her weakness for all things sweet. As a special Halloween treat, Rosie popped in and cooked this amazing […]

Tiny Apple and Elderflower tarts

Tiny Apple and Elderflower tarts

With summer finally gracing us with her presence, I am eagerly anticipating spending several afternoons, when the sun is shining, gathering elderflowers to make cordial and hopefully elderflower champagne, which our colleague Simon (of Simons lemoncello cake ) has very kindly given us a recipe […]

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

What a marvelous year it has been in the culinary triumphs of my eldest daughter, Ada.  Her four years of culinary training in my kitchen have given her the confidence to be in my eyes certified to prepare some beautifully simple dishes without (much) assistance. Getting there has included many moments of hair-raising anguish, resulting in some Gordon Ramsay style reaction on my behalf to her techniques. (more…)

Saag Aloo pie

Saag Aloo pie

Becky works alongside me as one of our cooking product evaluators and she never fails to come up with new and inventive ways to test our cooking products. Her passion for cooking equates to a lot of delicious ‘engineer feed’ coming out of the lab […]

Spicy lamb & eggplant pies

Spicy lamb & eggplant pies

Yesterday was a special day, it was the day we celebrated our first Father’s Day as a new family.  It was filled with sunshine and sea air and a walk under a cool green canopy of cabbage and punga trees in the hills out west […]

Fish pie

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. (more…)

Spaghetti, pine nut and basil parcels

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 […]

Pierogies

Pierogies

­­Jordan is the new kid on the block here in the Dunedin Industrial Design team.  Having spent the last couple of years travelling he has returned to New Zealand to learn the ropes on cooking products. “Visiting my Babcia could almost be completely described through […]

Yoghurt tart with strawberries

Yoghurt tart with strawberries

With all the sugar I consumed over the Christmas holidays I should probably be giving up desserts for January altogether. However it seems a shame to quit cold-turkey when there are so many delicious varieties of fruit in abundance at this time of year (more…)

Custard fruit tarts

Custard fruit tarts

One of my fondest memories as a child is when my mum, sister and I would catch the bus to town and spend the day exploring the city. Usually we would take a packed lunch, but occasionally we were treated to lunch at the tea […]

Pecan Pie with Medjool Dates

Pecan Pie with Medjool Dates

Having spent a good portion of my twenties living and working in the USA I was lucky enough to be a guest at many family gatherings.  The most memorable of which was in Salinas, California.  My dear friend Eric, whom I met whilst working at […]

Brekkie Slice

Brekkie Slice

Every week, twice a week Lauren (fellow blogger) and I bake for the Dunedin office; the population of which is predominantly male, which worked out perfectly for this months’ theme of ‘blokes’ food.  In the past our efforts to create beautiful cupcakes, and slightly adventurous spinach and feta parcels, didn’t go down too well. The men in our office like meat, pastry and cheese. (more…)

Simone’s beef and pickled walnut pies

Simone’s beef and pickled walnut pies

Outside of the blog team I think that Simone is one of our most regular guest bloggers. It has been a while since she last shared a recipe with us, due mostly in part to the arrival of a beautiful baby girl into this world, […]