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Georgetown, Penang; Malaysia

Georgetown, Penang; Malaysia

  Penang used to be called “The Pearl of the Orient” and it is easy to understand why. The island of Penang is beautiful. What an amazing history. The food is to die for and happened to be some of the best street food I […]

Old Fashioned Lemonade

Old Fashioned Lemonade

Old Fashion Lemonade 2kg castor sugar (I used raw sugar, or you can use a mixture of both) 1 litre water 30g citric acid 30g tartaric acid Juice from 6-8 lemons Finely grated zest from 2 lemons Heat sugars and water in large saucepan until […]

Courgette Relish

Courgette Relish

Our courgette and tomato plants are producing an abundance of produce this summer. This is a photo of courgette and tomato relish. Recipe: 8 courgette, grated 10 tomatoes, chopped 2 onions, diced 1 1/2 cups white wine vinegar OR cider vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 1 […]

Plum Jam

Plum Jam

These plums are from my Grandmother’s old plum tree in Wadestown, Wellington. This year has produced a bumper harvest so, what to do with 2½ kg of ripe plums? I decided on a plum jam, it is a great way to use up quantities of […]

Citrus curd

Citrus curd

I had a surplus of egg yolks in my pastry class last week and a bounty of limes from our lime tree, so, what better thing to make than a curd. Lemon/lime curd is quite easy to produce and lasts really well in the fridge. […]

When you get given lemons…make lemonade or?

When you get given lemons…make lemonade or?

It is that time of the year in New Zealand, when those of us who are lucky enough to have citrus trees are facing an abundance of wholesome, delicious fruit.  And let’s be honest – sometimes it is a struggle to find ways to use […]

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce

It is always good to have a quick sauce recipe up your sleeve.  This recipe is a regular in our house and can be used on so many things. You can essentially use it to replace the tomato sauce you buy from the supermarket.  We […]