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Filling and Fuelling Lunch Box Ideas

In this blog post I have compiled a list of some of my favourite lunch box ideas. Perfect for the kids going back to school. Okay so let’s start of with more of MY favourite recipes. Pineapple and Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Icing This recipe is perfect for the lunch boxes. Just don’t ice […]

Meal Ideas

10 Best Zucchini Recipes for you to Make

What to make when your zucchini plants start to over produce. The humble zucchini, also known as courgettes, are one of the most robust vegetable plants to grow from seed, and one you’ll get amazing produce results from. There is never a shortage of ideas and recipes of what to make with your zucchini. Here […]

Meal Ideas, Savoury Smoko

Beetroot Relish Recipe

This vibrant pink relish will wow your taste buds! This is my friend Jane’s recipe. She is one of my favourite humans in the world. We’ve been friends since we met on our first day in our hall of residence when we attended teachers college (over twenty years ago). We went on to graduate as […]

Sweet Smoko

The ‘Berry Forest’ no-bake slice

This six ingredient decadent slice is the perfect treat to share with friends. This is my friend Deb’s recipe. Deb often cooks for gangs of shearers who are busy shearing merino sheep for our gorgeous merino wool industry here in New Zealand. One of the wool handlers who has sampled Deb’s cooking happens to be […]

Merino Wool, My Ramblings

What to knit with your Gorgeous Naturally Coloured Merino Outcast Wool?

I can help answer this! I have three favourite kitting designers that I would like to share with you. I am not a knitter myself but here are some patterns I have had knitted up for my family and others that I can’t wait to have knitted up next. What have the kids been wearing? […]

Sweet Smoko

Lemon Delicious Slice

A light and fluffy, lemon and coconut, delicious treat. This one pot wonder is super easy and quick to whip up. All you need is a pot and a dough whisk or wooden spoon, and a lined or greased brownie pan. Is there anything better than the smell of a fresh lemon picked straight form […]

Puddings, Sweet Smoko

Pineapple and Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Icing

These are the perfect mouthful of fresh and sweet – and you don’t need a heap of seasonal ingredients to make them! Handy hint;If you don’t have liners for your muffin tray simply make your own. Or use silicon muffin trays.If you wish to make your own – cut twelve equal squares of compostable baking […]

Savoury Smoko, Sweet Smoko

Irish inspired Tea Cake

A great alternative to an elaborate Christmas cake too. I have never tasted such a delicious and moist fruit loaf. I first tried an Irish tea loaf at the Farm Barn Cafe near Fairlie, South Island of New Zealand. Their version is dark and delicious. If you are ever travelling that direction make sure to […]

Meal Ideas

Chicken and Green Pesto Pasta (an easy one pot recipe)

If it’s green it can go in this fast and easy to make pasta dish You will need; chicken breast frozen peasspinach cashewschicken stocksalt and pepperspaghetti pastaolive oil What if I don’t have the greens specified? Don’t worry!Just use 1 cup equivalent of any other green vegetable.You could use broccoli and broccoli stalks.You could use kale, silverbeet […]


Easy to Prepare Breakfast Burritos

What’s better than a breakfast burrito? A whole packet in the freezer! Grab a packet of six wraps and make yourself a pre-made pack of breakfast. Simply spend the time to prepare all six wraps and wrap in tinfoil before placing back into the re-sealable wrap bag. Grab one out each night to thaw, and […]