Nigella


An unfortunate childhood, just quite simply because it didn’t fit her, lead Nigella to retreat to books.  She didn’t want to run around.  She hated being told what it was she needed to learn.  Instead she curled up quietly and read.  She read the Brontes, but she equally read Enid Blighton.  Why should you be … Continue reading Nigella

Cooking with Plums


  Last week, I had a missed call from a teacher at my sons’ school.  It was just after the New Year break and I was still hanging about on my deck at a Bach in the Coromandel.  I honestly thought, good grief, how could the boys be in trouble already when school is still … Continue reading Cooking with Plums

Kids need to cook


Yesterday’s article in the Herald by Niki Bezzant was, in writing, what I verbalise and hear constantly as I inspire kids and teens in the kitchen.  My holiday cooking programs are filled consistently with children who simply love to cook and are not being given the chance at school.  Many of those who I cook … Continue reading Kids need to cook

The Fearless Kitchen: Cookbook


The Fearless Kitchen It’s here! My cookbook hits shelves on the 14th August, and I’m so crazy excited to finally be able to share this with you……….. So here’s what’s up! You get: 80 amazingly delicious recipes for that are perfect for cooking up at home when you are feeding your family and friends. Easy family friendly and … Continue reading The Fearless Kitchen: Cookbook

Life is what you bake it!


I had an enquiry from a lovely listener and follower around baking this week.  Her worry was around the number of recipes she kept hoping to try and the amount of sugar contained in them.  I thought it might be helpful to answer a few of her queries and comments via a blog post. I … Continue reading Life is what you bake it!

Story Telling with Food


I am totally amazed when I meet others who are so like me.  There are of course always differences. Differences in what we have achieved, or how our journey has come about, or where we have taken our passion. Yet, before I started interviewing Foodies for my podcast, I really didn’t imagine that I would … Continue reading Story Telling with Food

Play with Food


In the NZ Herald on the weekend there was an article based on research from the UK.  Without a doubt, as I read the report, I realised the study had had a rather small group of pre-schoolers to analyse – however, the premise that allowing kids to play with their food can result in them eating more … Continue reading Play with Food

Feeding Healthy Teens


Here in NZ it is that time following a long holiday where kids are back to school again.  If you are in the Northern Hemisphere and the kids are into a later school term then you can still read on because even with Christmas I would imagine that routlines have been pretty relaxed for a few … Continue reading Feeding Healthy Teens

Cooking Together – Easy


The idea of a whole family being in the kitchen laughing and smiling and collaboratively sharing the cooking process is potentially a wistful dream for most. With the crazy pressures of our contemporary society where parents are workers, housekeepers and taxi drivers, where longer school hours are punctuated with late nights of homework and sport … Continue reading Cooking Together – Easy

Super Dooper Foods


These are 10 of the top super foods for Women. Here are some SUPER SUGGESTIONS for you for when you get them home from the supermarket and want some creative options. Kale Slice it and throw it into a vegetable soup – think Minestrone Toss with Olive Oil and sea salt and roast for crispy kale … Continue reading Super Dooper Foods