When I was home over the summer, one of the things I noticed, and admired about living in a small community was the gift of giving. Waiheke Island is a haven for horticulturists and growers – not just for olives and the vast vineyard blocks that dominate our landscape, but for fresh organic produce, orchards and… Continue reading Sharing & caring.
I think four months is an adequate amount of time to take off from writing a post don’t you think? I got myself a wee bit distracted with life this summer and my writing and recipes have somehow taken a back seat. However, after a summer of baking sweet treats and filling up cabinets with multi-coloured and… Continue reading Bula from Fiji.
When I got home from Bali, I had a curious urge to make (eat) my own granola. All that amazing cafe testing, left me keen to see if I could put some of that inspiration to the test! I made a few batches that didn’t really work out as I’d imagined in my head but… Continue reading Granola test kitchen.
Way back when I was small and stubborn, I remember grumbling to my mum about eating my vegetables. My mum was an ox when it came to rules and finishing everything on your plate was one of them! She said to me, “Be grateful for your dinner Shala, some children are only eating dry bread and water tonight”. I remember genuinely… Continue reading An artisan journey.