It’s a beautiful summers day here in Auckland so I couldn’t help but go outside and enjoy it for a little while! I put down my overworked paint brush and went to sit in the sunshine soaking up all that vitamin D! While outside I got inspired to harvest my lunch from the vegetable garden. I made… Continue reading Summer Salad
My darling husband gave me this cookbook by Annabel Langbien for Christmas The Free Range Cook – Simple Pleasures I have been cooking up a storm and everything I have made has been a hit! I made tortillas for dinner last night they were so easy and tasted so fresh I will never get supermarket tortillas… Continue reading Fresh Tortillas
I have been making cheese this week! I have never made cheese before but I was given some whole milk from a farming friend and I thought I would give it a go! This recipe for ricotta from the Good Morning show was the easiest I could find for my first attempt at cheese making. Ricotta Cheese Ingredients… Continue reading Cracking cheese, Gromit!
Today I made this super easy banana loaf for my 9-year-old and her Netball team mates to have after their game. This loaf is always such a crowd pleaser and the girls who most weeks play in the rain and cold really deserve something more substantial than orange slices! Banana Loaf 1 cup self-raising flour 1/4… Continue reading Banana Loaf
These chocolate pastries are great to share over coffee and are so quick and easy to make. Ingredients Puff pastry Chocolate Beaten Egg Raw Sugar Cut your pastry into triangles like this Place two squares of chocolate on the bottom of each triangle Roll and place on a lined baking tray, brush pastries with beaten… Continue reading Chocolate Pastries
Today I made a Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting for Dans birthday. This recipe is super easy and makes a delicious moist Carrot Cake, it comes from the Edmonds cook book. Carrot Cake 3 eggs 1/2 cup of oil 2 cups of plain flour 1 cup of sugar 3 teaspoons of baking soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon… Continue reading An Oldie But A Goody
I finished all the plastering this morning, yay! So I treated myself the afternoon off, the kids wouldn’t be home untill 3 so I went for a nice walk around our local park and when I got back I picked about 10 oranges from or Orange tree and made some freshly squeezed orange juice. I found a… Continue reading T-G-I-F