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 […]

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 […]

Celebrating Spring-time with Cake

    Spring has sprung! As it is officially the first day of Spring, I wanted to share a photo of a beautiful floral cake that celebrates the arrival of spring. The pretty cake I am referring to features on the cover of the September issue of Taste New Zealand Magazine. Unfortunately…… due to copyright […]

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 […]

Seasonal Fridge Art: Winter

  It is now the middle of winter and on a recent visit to Mum’s I found, on her fridge, another piece of seasonal art. The “artist” says the bit about Jack Frost biting is reflected in the wording forming a mouth shape, complete with teeth. Just like Mum’s Falling Autumn poem (see a previous […]