Is it acceptable to open the Taittenger? Both the boys are at camp and the big boy is in Fiji. So its an empty house. I note the clouds and acknowledge that the rain we have prayed for, to alieviate the monotony of hand watering, has finally arrived. Yet I have two little boys out … Continue reading Taittinger’s Calling
Episode four and it’s my first time to cook in the Masterchef kitchen. Nervous, full of the flu and totally daunted about the upcoming challenge, I stand behind my bench, desperate to hear what is in store for us all today. Mexican!! When I hear the judges denounce the commercialised, Western take on Mexican food … Continue reading 3rd March Episode 4 Masterchef NZ
The first thing I notice on last nights episode is that the top 16 contestant intros are up and running. And there are my curls, almost ringlets – that isn’t natural but the smile is so hey its a look and one we’ll be seeing briefly but for a few weeks! Then of course it … Continue reading 25th Feb Episode 3 NZ Masterchef
When I stumbled confused and exhausted through those doors at the end of my audition I suddenly was wrapped in the arms of my children, and I felt insanely happy. Their hopeful faces filled with pride when they spotted the apron and it was a Mummy moment that will last in my memory forever. When … Continue reading 17th Feb Episode 2 NZ Masterchef
But it has to be Asia that has ultimately influenced my life. Love, marriage, children and cuisine. Sixteen years as expats with the fortune to live in Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and now New Zealand. Our family has grown, immersed in the heady aromas and flavours that typify South East Asia. Chunks of turmeric and galangal … Continue reading Living in Asia
New Zealand – this is a whole new adventure and we are finding our feet, in a different more established way. Yet, the desire to be not only immersed but surrounded with food has only flourished. My boys – all of them – are sharing in the cooking. Junior Master Chef has invaded our home … Continue reading MasterChef NZ – settled!!