High-Tea at Petit Fours

  ‘There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea’ – Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady.   I couldn’t agree more, Henry James was right on the mark here. At mid-afternoon, my workmates and I went out for a special high-tea and we […]

Butterfly Wall Frieze (made with a Cuttlebug Machine)

  I made this butterfly wall frieze to adorn the room of a friends new-born baby. It is comprised of 21 individual butterflies cut out of brightly-coloured card. Each butterfly has been joined at the back with ribbon to form a long string.   The butterfly shapes are cut from a steel die-cut plate that […]

Alison’s Chocolate Crunchies

    This is a recipe by Alison Holst, a legendary figure in New Zealand baking. Mum and I made the biscuits exactly as the recipe states, as you do not mess with an Alison Holst recipe. These are really like Afghan biscuits, but this recipe is quicker to make as there is no need to […]

Potato and Pea Curry

    This is a great recipe to make when you have a busy week ahead and want to have pre-prepared meals for several nights. This Potato and Pea Curry keeps well in the fridge and it is nice to know that dinner is ready-made and just needs heating up. This would also keep well […]