Meal Ideas

Breakfast, Meal Ideas

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 […]

Meal Ideas

Elderflower Infused Gin

This is a very fun and easy way to infuse gin with a fresh summer flavour. You do not use an expensive gin. Just a moderately priced one will do the job. All you will need is;1 bottle of ginElderflower flower headsLemonsA large jar or jugGlass weights or small clean river rockMuslin I often make […]

Meal Ideas

Elderflower Infused Vodka

This is a very fun and tasty way to infuse vodka with a fresh summer flavour. You do not use an expensive Vodka. Just a moderately priced one will do the job. All you will need is;1 bottle of vodkaElderflower flower headsLemonsA large jar or jugGlass weights or small clean river rocksMuslin cloth I often […]

Breakfast, Lunch, Meal Ideas

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 […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

The Cheapest and Easiest Pea Salad

When you need a quick salad to take to a BBQ or family event and you have no idea what to make, or if you’re thinking do you even have enough ingredients to make something delicious – then this is what you should make! This simple to make sale will be the one your friends […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

Family Beef Casserole

Do you want a hearty family friendly beef casserole? Then look no further. This is it. When I am cooking for our family I tend to leave out most vegetables from the casserole and serve them on the side. This is just simply something I do to avoid negative food discussions at meal times. I […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

Instant Pot Macaroni Cheese

Magic Pot Mac and Cheese This quick and easy dinner, snack or bowl of comfort food is only eight minutes away! Make this for a quick dinner for kids. Or when friends call in unexpected. It makes a great side dish too.Make a bowl as comfort food and sit back and watch your favourite show. […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

Creamy Chicken and Pea Pasta

Not all recipes need to be passed on for generations for them to feel like a taste of home.For me ‘home’ is where I feel comfortable and there is nothing more comfy than this rich creamy chicken and pea pasta.So get comfy and enjoy x Do the children eat it? They sure do! The flavours […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

Making a Hearty Broth

This is the beginning of a good vegetable soup, risotto or flavour for a casserole.   I know it may seem like a lot of admin – but make this while you wash up after your roast dinner.  You don’t have to make soup now – simply pop it in the freezer for another day.  […]