Breakfast, Meal Ideas, Recipes

Elderflower Marmalade

This is a great way to use up the fruit leftover from when you make elderflower cordial. Use this sweet marmalade as a gift to accompany your elderflower cordial. Or simply smear on your own toast for a gorgeous sweet taste. What ingredients will I need;Lemon and oranges that were used to make the elderflower […]

Breakfast, Lunch, Meal Ideas, Recipes

Elderflower Cordial

This cordial recipe is refreshingly sweet. Perfect for a refreshing hot day thirst quencher. My children can spot an elderflower bush in full bloom – road side – anywhere between Otematata and Oamaru. They are pretty much a weed down here in the South Island. The girls have their eyes zoomed in, as they love […]

Breakfast, Meal Ideas, Recipes, Sweet Smoko

Instant Pot Yoghurt

Ever wondered what the yoghurt button on your instant pot or multi cooker does? Give this recipe a go and surprise yourself! Many brands of magic pot seem to have a yoghurt button function. Have a look on yours and see.Remember I call my multi cooker a magic pot as I am always surprised at […]

Breakfast, Lunch, Meal Ideas, Recipes

Family Loaves of Bread

The perfect recipe for making two loaves of bread which are the perfect size for sandwiches or toast. It includes wholemeal flour – but not too much that some family members may turn their noses up at it. And enough wholemeal flour to make it better than a traditional white sandwich loaf – that my […]

Breakfast, Meal Ideas, Puddings, Recipes

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 […]