Blueberry Pie with Buttery Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

    Blueberries are known for containing some of the highest levels of active antioxidants per serving of any food. 100g of blueberries (about ¾ of a cup), contains the same amount of antioxidants as 5 servings of other fruits and vegetables. A recent study has shown that blueberries protect brain health and improve memory […]

Caramel and Chocolate Dessert Brownies

  Mum had a hankering to make chocolate brownies, so we decided on a recipe called American Chocolate Brownies. Mum also had a desire for some caramel, so we combined the two to make this delicious dessert brownie. I tell you, she leads me astray sometimes with great desserts. This brownie is so easy to […]

Blueberry Honey Mille-Feuille

  Looks great, tastes even better, and these are my own home-grown blueberries.   This recipe can be prepared ahead of time; the custard and whipped cream filling can be blended a day ahead, and the cooked filo sheets keep in an airtight container for about 3 days. Assemble the mille-feuille just before serving so […]

Preserved Passionfruit Pulp

    In New Zealand, passionfruit fall from the vines in late February and through March (late summer and into autumn). My Dad grew the passionfruit used in the following recipe, and he is so successful at growing these that we had abundance of them. Rather than see them go to waste, we decided to […]

Multi-Coloured Jelly Worms

  Jelly Worms escaping the dish…   Jelly worms sparkling in the sunshine…   These Jelly Worms are made from green (lime flavoured), yellow (tropical flavoured), and purple (blackberry flavoured) jellies.   Who says you shouldn’t play with your food. This is a bit of fun using coloured jellies and straws to make Jelly Worms […]