Puff Pastry Tarts

I'm feeling kind of lazy on this autumn Saturday.  When I'm lazy and relaxing at home, my mind turns to food. My instagram feed is full of beautiful food shots and food created by extraordinary people. The coffee table is full of Cuisine and Dish magazines, and endless cookbooks. I just love to browse through... Continue Reading →

Watermelon and Feta Salad

We are experiencing lovely warm days here in Auckland.  Hot summer days calls for something cold and refreshing.  Iced water, ice cream, ice blocks and watermelon are some of the cooling tastes of summer. Watermelon on it's own is refreshing, especially when it's cut straight from the fridge.   I found this salad via Jamie... Continue Reading →

Homemade Ricotta

I love ricotta. I have been making ricotta ever since my Italian cooking course last year. Ricotta is a beautiful light "whey" cheese which can be used in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. Sweet dishes include tiramisu, cheesecake, and cannoli. Savoury dishes include spinach and ricotta parcels, quiches, fritters etc.  The texture of... Continue Reading →


Food is a big part of my life, and one of my passions.  I have another passion in my life which makes me calm and happy. It's the beach, and it was time to incorporate this into the name of my blog.  As well as food, this blog shares a bit of my personality too.... Continue Reading →

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