Mini Apple Crostata

by Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Permalink 2

I had some Granny Smith apples left over from juicing so what better way to use them up than to bake with them, right? Puff pastry and sliced apples baked to perfection - I love this simple and quick dessert and you will too! Mini Apple Crostata   Print ...

Easy Orange Marmalade

by Friday, May 6, 2016 Permalink 10

Growing up there was always a jar of orange marmalade in the fridge - it’s my dad’s favorite. My sister and I would fight over the little white containers of berry and grape jam found at most restaurants and the loser would have to settle for marmalade. I’m so glad that I’m older and my ...

Lemon & Berry Melting Moments

by Friday, April 29, 2016 Permalink 6

My dad has been bugging me for some authentic New Zealand baking (being the daughter of a woman who could cook and bake like a rockstar while making it all look so effortless leaves me with really, really big shoes to fill), so I did my Anzac Biscuits last weekend and now this weekend I’ve ...

Easy Mini Cakes

by Monday, February 15, 2016 Permalink 0

For those times when you want a little more than a cupcake but you don’t want an entire cake hanging around the house - the mini-cake is the answer! I love these little beauties. Slightly more interesting than a cupcake, plus, it’s made even easier by taking the stress out of it all with the ...

45.0842° S & 90 Years

by Friday, February 5, 2016 Permalink 6

It’s February and if I’m honest, I still haven’t really recovered from December.  Every Autumn, my sister and I promise one another that we are going to enjoy the Fall and holiday seasons. We make plans to be organized and balanced and by Thanksgiving week that has completely gone out the window with obligations and ...

Thyme & Garlic Confit Crostini

by Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Permalink 0

We are a few weeks away from Thanksgiving and I thought I’d better share this simple yet delicious recipe. If you are anything like me, you will have been diligently working away on your Thanksgiving menu. Unfortunately, I rarely deviate from my main holiday dishes (I’ve nearly got Thanksgiving Day down to a science) so ...

Fresh Pea Crostini with Mint Gremolata

by Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Permalink 0

Peas are polarizing. You either love them or have traumatizing flashbacks of not being able to leave the dinner table until you finished every last cold globe of green mush. I get it. Don’t let any preconceived notions of peas get in the way of you trying this pretty tasty summer snack. I came across a ...

Broccoli & Bacon Slaw

by Thursday, August 6, 2015 Permalink 1

Living in Los Angeles with its amazing weather year round and its hot summers means that you want to eat outside as much as possible and last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. So there’s usually lots of grilling going on, even for quick mid-week meals. However, I frequently find myself ...