Perfectly Perfect Mushrooms

It took me 45 years to enjoy the taste of mushrooms. I remember clearly going out on an Autumn morning with Mum toting a bucket, out to the back paddocks of the farm searching for field mushrooms. She used to cook them in a roux and have the grey-brown creamy concoction on toast for her […]

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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, ┬áboth […]

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Flat Bread

Auckland’s North Shore locals are lucky to have a selection of cafes and restaurants offering good food and excellent coffee. One of my all time favourites Sausalito adjoins the cute Bridgeway Cinema on Northcote Point. Famous for cranking out tasty meals in extra-quick-time Sausalito has a wood-fire oven lit early in the morning which burns […]

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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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