Sandwiches: the classic chicken sandwich


Let’s talk sandwiches. School Sandwich I gave up on sandwiches for a while – I had lived on Vegemite and Kraft cheese sandwiches at school for so long. It was the ultimate school lunchbox go to sandwich in Australia in the late 70’s.  I am sure I thought that I was cool having the cheese … Continue reading Sandwiches: the classic chicken sandwich

Top Easter Platter and Sharing Ideas


Easter Sharing Ideas Easter is a wonderful food occasion whether you are heading into Spring or heading into Autumn. It is a family occasion but if you are far away from family, create your own. Neighbours, orphans, friends, friends of your children. Have them over and utilise these platter and sharing hacks to create spreads … Continue reading Top Easter Platter and Sharing Ideas

Party Platter Preparation


Feel fearful of preparing a party platter? It can be daunting to take a look at some of the foodie photos on social media where lusciously laden platters take over entire tables as alternatives to a meal. Don’t despair. They can be a simple and effective solution for easy entertaining, leaving the host to grab … Continue reading Party Platter Preparation

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

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

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!