Author: Philippa Cameron

Sweet Smoko

Date and Walnut Cake

Sometimes when you taste a cake you just have to have the recipe.  For one of my followers Kirsty and her mum, who were working in the shearing sheds at the time – this was the case.   The farmer’s wife was happy to oblige and this has been a favourite of hers and her […]

Breakfast, Meal Ideas, Puddings

Honey’d Pears

We are so spoilt for fruit in the summer months here, that when Autumn comes we are still craving sweet fruit. We have a beautiful old house at the backyards which has a few scraggly pear trees. This year however none fruited and I was disappointed. So when a friend offered a bag of pears […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas, Savoury Smoko

Quick Salmon Quiche

I know this a contentious issue in most farming households.  Apparently real men don’t eat quiche!  Even though a bacon and egg pie is acceptable – a quiche however is considered a sin. It doesn’t mean you can’t not make it though, and I’m sure if you don’t say the ‘Quiche’ word, you just may […]

Sweet Smoko

Cinnamon Scrolls

Soft, easy and delicious cinnamon scrolls without having to wait for yeast to proof. I must admit that I am hopeless when working with yeast.  But I am really good at finding cheat alternatives to some of my favourite sweet recipes. Before I begin, I think we need to have a debate about the definition […]

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This is me

This is me. I am Philippa Cameron I am the station cook at Otematata Station in the Waitaki Valley of the South Island, New Zealand. Most days I provide smokos (morning and afternoon tea) to our staff of shepherds. Some days if they are out on our remote high country blocks I will also prepare […]