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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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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Lemon meringue parrot ice cream

If you like lemon, this looks yum 🍋🍋🍋 Reblogged from ice cream magazine.  Much love Ali x Once upon thyme, and whilst eating a galaxy bar, far away (in Cornwall), where resides an Eclectus pet parrot, love looms large, bread pudding and lemon meringue pie are considered currency.        Said parrot is both treasured and […]

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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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Nourishing Red Lentil Soup

This is a cracker of a soup.  My all time favourite. Whenever there is a fresh batch in the pot I can’t stop myself eating it. I have just finished making a brew to take photos for this post and have already inhaled two bowls full !  On a cold day it is heart warming comfort […]

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Recipe: Summer Harvest Salad

I’m in Northland.  We are one stage into the Tour of Northland (cycle race) and have parked our camper at Baylys Beach Holiday Park for the night.  Last night we spent at Sandy Bay which is just north of Tutukaka and there was no mobile service. It is funny how we have become so reliant […]

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