Anzac Day: The ultimate Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich


I began mucking around today with ideas for Anzac Day baking. You shouldn’t steer to far from the delicious chewiness that is the traditional ANZAC cookie. I did however become inspired by the thought of an Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich. This may have been due to the tub of Kapiti camomile and salted honey ice-cream … Continue reading Anzac Day: The ultimate Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich

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

Beer Braised Brisket


In this recipe of beer braised brisket, warm spices and dark larger wrap around the meat as it slowly sizzles to a deeply rich and flavour filled finale. If you are limited on time you can cook this in a pressure cooker. Alternatively you can have it on all day in a slow cooker. In … 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

Fresh Rice Paper Rolls with Seared Tuna and Baby Rocket


Grab a packet of rice paper, sear a fresh fillet of tuna and wrap it all up for this fabulous snack of Rice Paper Rolls with Seared Tuna. The recipe was inspired by a recent trip I made back to Vietnam. I revisited a favourite restaurant in D2 in Ho Chi Minh and managed to … Continue reading Fresh Rice Paper Rolls with Seared Tuna and Baby Rocket

Its the good fat, avocado!


I love avocados. I remember when I first read that they were actually good for you and you could get away with eating one a day. I was SO excited. I use them instead of butter in a sandwich; mash them on toast with a little lemon and garlic ; and use them as accompaniments … Continue reading Its the good fat, avocado!

NZ Wagyu Beef Skewers with Asian Slaw


Print NZ Wagyu Beef Skewers with Asian Slaw This is a quick, easy and delicious Summer style, BBQ dish that can be whipped up in under 30 minutes Ingredients 500 g NZ Wagyu Beef Rump trimmed and sliced thinly Marinade 2 lemongrass stalks finely chopped or grated 2 cm piece of ginger peeled and finely … Continue reading NZ Wagyu Beef Skewers with Asian Slaw