Origin Earth Chocolate Milk – Hawke’s Bay

      Origin Earth is keeping it local by using locally sourced Hawke’s Bay products to flavour and sweeten the chocolate milk.   When I researched Origin Earth’s chocolate milk product I found very worthy sentiments and core values behind this milk. Origin Earth is a small Hawke’s Bay milk company based in Havelock […]

French Toast made with Sourdough Bread

  French Toast – made with sourdough bread. This is topped with a selection of fruits, cinnamon sugar, maple syrup, and the item in the bottom left corner of the photo is custard. Try it, and you will see that custard is a crucial element on the plate with the sweet eggy bread, and cinnamon […]

Bruschetta

    Bruschetta is an open sandwich that normally has sourdough bread as the base. Traditionally, in Italy, the bread is rubbed with garlic, then toasted, and topped with tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. The word bruschetta is from the Italian, which roughly means “to toast”, and is pronounced ‘bru-sket-ta’. Toppings don’t have to […]

Asparagus, Potato and Ricotta Tarts with Polenta Pastry

    Spring-time means fresh asparagus and this vegetarian dish is a great way to display bright green asparagus spears. I think this dish is also a nice change-of-season dish incorporating the starchy potatoes we tend to use a lot of in winter, and showcasing the vibrant green asparagus of spring. We were lucky to […]

Asparagus with Pangrattato

    With this recipe, Mum and I had the first taste of asparagus this year, and asparagus means the Spring season has finally arrived.  The asparagus is locally grown in Hawke’s Bay. This dish is very quick to make, fairly simple to construct, and has nice textures with the soft asparagus topped with crunchy […]