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Be fearless with fish


Salmon steamed in banana leaf

Be Fearless with Fish Some of you have let me know that you have a fear around cooking fish. I decided to tackle this head on with some tips and ideas for you to help you become more fearless with fish in the home kitchen. Is it sustainable? We know there is ongoing conversation … Continue reading Be fearless with fish

Pancake Recipe – American style


Pancake Recipe

Try this pancake recipe for a perfect result every time. Even the kids can create these – and maybe even present them to you! Pancakes are a staple for breakfast, kids afternoon teas or a fill the gap whenever needed. Whilst the traditional American pancake tends to use sugar in the recipe, I do not. … Continue reading Pancake Recipe – American style

5 Office Christmas Party ideas that won’t have your team cringing


Are you tired of searching for a unique office Christmas party idea? Do people roll their eyes and wish they could take the day off instead of attending a work do?   It’s time to think outside the norm and book a spectacular office Christmas party which will engage the team, encourage participation and be … Continue reading 5 Office Christmas Party ideas that won’t have your team cringing

Beetroot Granola


Do you make your own granola? Why not? I can promise you, you will love the aroma of these grains and nuts as they caramelise in your oven. Follow our Fearless Kitchen recipe below and you will be hooked. Print Beetroot Granola Creating your own granola or toasted muesli is simple and far more economical … Continue reading Beetroot Granola

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

Beer Braised Brisket


  Print Beer Braised Beef Brisket Ingredients 1 kilos beef brisket 3-4cm pieces 1 tbsp peanut oil 3 small garlic cloves finely chopped 2 cm knob of ginger finely chopped 4 tbsp soy bean sauce 1 tbsp gochujang chilli sauce 2 x 300ml bottles of dark lager 1/2 cup beef stock 1 small cinnamon quill … Continue reading Beer Braised Brisket

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