Strawberry Santa Christmas Pavlova

    Placing these Santa’s on a pavlova is a great idea for Christmas and this one was made by my Aunt for dessert on Christmas Day. It wouldn’t be a proper Kiwi Christmas without the Pav!   The Strawberry Santas have a filling of cream cheese and this was a nice taste combination with […]

Fettuccine with Asparagus and Pine Nuts

    This is a lovely simple vegetarian pasta dinner which makes use of spring-time asparagus. Since asparagus has such a short season I like to pile it into as many dishes as possible, especially the first-of-the-season asparagus, which is juicy and tender. This dish was so super-tasty, I could quite happily have this for […]

Jelly Worms (great for Halloween)

    Jelly worms, (or jello worms), are fun to make and look really life-like. The worms create a sensation and produced varied reactions from viewers, with shock and disgust ranking high on the list. I certainly shocked myself each time I opened the fridge door to see a bowl ‘worms’ sitting on the shelf! […]

Warming Winter Breakfast

  As it is almost officially the middle of winter, Mum and I had a sneaky dash of warming brandy in our Sunday morning breakfast coffee. This was Mum’s idea entirely, and a very good one too, as was adding a bit more than a splash of cream to our coffee. The coffee we used was roasted […]

Raspberry Meringues

  Raspberry Meringues (with Fresh As Freeze-Dried Raspberry Powder)     Raspberry Meringues with whipped cream filling: these taste raspberry-licious!   Raspberries and cream: such a great taste combination and a classic flavour.   When thinking of meringues, the usual image is of white, crispy, puffed shells. I have never been overly fond of meringues […]