Tracey’s Eton Mess

      Food is more than sustenance to me. It's an exploration of the senses. Taste, smell, visual appearance and textures all enhance our experience with food. For me food is at its best when all the senses come together. How food looks, smells, tastes and feels in the mouth makes it a sensory... Continue Reading →

Broccoli Salad

  I want you to get excited about eating vegetables, in particular green vegetables. I  love most veges, but how can I get others to eat them more?  My boss at work often teases me for the rabbit food I have on my plate at lunchtime. Other workmates often have a lot of starchy food... Continue Reading →

Afghans

Afghans are my new favourite biscuit to make and eat. I really wasn't a big biscuit maker until recently, and now I am hooked. My journey with afghans started a few years ago, when niece Alisha came over to visit.  Alisha knew I loved cooking and one day she took up my offer of  help to... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... 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 →

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