Apricot and Walnut Muffins

      These muffins are super tasty, with the walnut and apricot flavours complimenting each other nicely. One Sunday morning ‘on the spur of the moment’ Mum decided to whip some of these muffins up so I would have something to take home with me after my weekend visit (isn’t my Mum so thoughtful!) […]

Feijoa Tarte Tatin (and environmental integrity)

  Feijoa Tarte Tatin with ‘Lemon Delicious’ Puhoi Valley brand New Zealand yoghurt.   For this little story I get to use my favourite word, synchronicity. On a Friday night, Mum and her twin sister spent a large portion of their evening searching for a recipe for Feijoa Tarte Tatin. With feijoa season beginning in […]

First Fig Harvest

  I guess it’s not technically a harvest, in the sense of a lot of fruit being gathered, but more of a small gain. Here is the fig ‘harvest’ on the plate, all two of them! We had waited for this moment for a long time:   My friend had never ever tried figs before, […]

Crabapple Jelly

  Mum was given a bag of crabapples which were organic, local and fresh. Mum never wastes anything so, out of them she made this Crabapple Jelly from the recipe given below.   Mum placed a couple of jars of the Crabapple Jelly in the sun to show off the lovely colour. They looked so […]

Blueberry Harvest

  Blueberries picked on one day. This year has been the best ever blueberry season for us. We have three blueberry plants – two we don’t know the variety of, but we do know that one is called ‘Tasty Blue‘, but which one is it? We don’t know – the labels blew away and got […]