Tracey’s New Kitchen

 It’s time to get back in the kitchen, Tracey’s Kitchen. Tracey’s kitchen has had a makeover.  In fact its been completely ripped out and redone. It took 5 years of convincing hubby Andrew, that I needed a new kitchen. It wasn’t that I needed one, more that I wanted one. Midway during 2017, that convincing…

Beetroot Berry Smoothie

I have been talking about putting in a proper vegetable garden for years.  It seems we never quite got around to it.  Firstly there was some debate about exactly where we should locate it. The hubby, Andrew had one idea of an area, which I felt didn’t get enough sun.  More procrastination ensued. When both…

Anzac Biscuits

There is something about food, and how it can unite us together. It may be over sharing the delights of the same taste, or it maybe getting together over food with family and friends. Sharing food online can brings us together too. A few months back in April, this recipe was shared in an online…

Roasted Vegetable Frittata

Being a foodie I often get asked advice on how to cook something.  I have lots of information in my head from years of cooking and working out how to share it on my blog doesn’t come to me immediately. Today I met up with a good friend, and she asked me if I had…

Cheese Scones

Warning: you may find this blog post a little cheesey! Cheese scones are simply the best! Delicious straight from the oven, layered with butter, these humble scones are truly comforting. Today I am in need of some comfort, as during the week I sprained one of my glute muscles.  I am treating the pain with…

Carrot and Date Bliss Balls

It’s all about sugar!  We have been told that eating too much sugar is bad for our health.  Why oh why, do we like eating food containing this “naughty” substance?  It tastes good that is why! Sugar is everywhere, lurking hidden in everyday food, tempting us to consume whatever it is in. It seems so…

ROCKET AND PEAR SALAD

ROCKET AND PEAR SALAD Serves 6 – 8 50g walnuts (optional) 100g rocket (1 bag) 1 firm pear 50 – 100g parmesan or feta cheese juice of half a lemon 2 – 3 tbsps of light olive oil salt and pepper Toast the walnuts in a frying pan on a low heat for 5 minutes….

Homemade Granola

It’s all about planning and being organised when it comes to food. As some of you know I’m not tidy in the kitchen, but usually I’m good at planning. After recent events in the kitchen I think I need to take a new approach to my cooking. I came home from  a long weekend in Wellington…

Apple Crumble

We stayed with friends last weekend and we were given a bag of granny smith apples.  I love these apples. I love the green outside skin, and the slightly tart taste contained within. The apple is named after a “granny” who propagated it from a chance seedling in 1868, New South Wales, Australia. Her name…

Individual Sticky Date Puddings

  I love Mother’s Day as it one of the days of the year, I can choose to do exactly what I want.Since I am a mother, somewhere along the way, hopefully I will be in touch with my two daughters. This year we had our eldest daughter Joanna staying with us.  She had planned…