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. ┬áThe 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 […]

Chocolate Fudge (with walnuts)

    I know there are many recipes that incorporate biscuits into fudge, and there are better biscuit fudge recipes around, but for me, this biscuit fudge recipe holds many memories. This is because this recipe is in Mum’s first recipe book, written in her handwriting, and this is the first biscuit fudge recipe I […]

Parmesan Polenta Corn Fritters

  Parmesan Polenta Corn Fritters with accompanying salad of: avocado, cucumber, yellow pepper, tomato, carrot, spring onion, celery, mixed salad greens, and mint (with additional sliced avocado). Fried haloumi cheese is a nice addition to the meal (we added this to our meal, but this is not in the photo).   This is seriously the […]

Mum’s Quick Apple Pie

  Apple Pie served with whipped cream   I have never seen a pie constructed so quickly. No recipe was used or consulted in the making of this pie: Mum just did her thing, was a blur in the kitchen, and had the pie in the oven before I could even finish writing down what […]