Easy Lunchbox Fillers

Ruby has been going through a spate of not eating her school lunch. Day after day she comes home with a lunch box still full of the lovingly made healthy meal – which takes up a fair bit of time each morning for the lunch-maker (aka Me). She said her friend has quiche for lunch […]

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Caramelised Vegetable Lasagne

My bro in law Rik concocted a similar dish last time I stayed with them. I ate it for dinner and then again for breakfast, the texture and flavour… was SO GOOD!!! The sticky caramelised vegetables completely rocked. So last week I thought I’d give it a go. The result was better than expected,  both […]

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Perfectly Baked Kumara

Aka sweet potato, kumara is a versatile, delicious highly nutritious vegetable. Many of the salads I make have a wedge of baked kumara tucked away inside or chunks scattered throughout and I thought you might like to know how to bake it. Basically a two step process, all you need is a couple of hours up […]

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Chilli Lime Jam

Our garden is a perpetual experiment and this year I decided to grow chillies. John at Tumbleweeds Garden Centre advised me to wait until the end of October but Tabasco went into the ground at the end of September and it was lovingly tended every day and kept under a cloche (an upturned 4 litre […]

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