In Search of Really Good Pizza

Helen Jackson My 8 year old has just done her school speech on pizza – therefore I now know that they come from Naples and that the first recorded pizza was Napoletana, followed 30 years later by the Margherita –  originally made for … Read more »


Homemade Corn Chips

Fiona Summerfield Making corn chips is very easy. Lucy decided it was one of the things she wanted to sell at the Kidsfest Market back in July. I was nervous about a six year old and hot oil but we … Read more »


In search of the Perfect Brownie Recipe

Helen Jackson For some time now I have been in search of the “perfect” brownie recipe  (seeking perfect recipes is a bit of a personality flaw) which all seems fine and easy except that what I think is perfect seems … Read more »


Delicious Places to Eat in Melbourne

Fiona Summerfield There are so many great places in Melbourne to eat, it is difficult to choose but these were the three food experiences I remember most fondly from our trip in July. The best meal would have to be … Read more »

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When Nothing Goes To Plan!

Helen Jackson With Father’s Day yesterday, Daisy (9) decided she wanted to make homemade chicken tortellini followed by lemon meringue pie for Ed (I feel she has been watching too much Masterchef antics). As she has been asking to make … Read more »

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The Good Egg

Helen Jackson Although yesterday involved a 4.30am start to get myself to Wellington in time for Good Morning I was still home in time to attend the inaugural Good Egg Awards as initiated by the RNZ SPCA and Compassion in … Read more »


Making Your Own Curry

Ray Street  For several reasons, a lot of people avoid making curry at home. The most common reasons I’ve heard are “The spices are too expensive”, “It’s too complicated”, “Curries are too hot” and “I don’t know if the recipes … Read more »


Self Control

Samantha Is it just me or is it much harder to exercise self-control when it comes to food during the winter months? I love food, and when the weather gets chilly and nights are spent in front of the roaring … Read more »

Homemade Custard Squares

Homemade Custard Squares

Fiona Summerfield We’ll get back to the great places we ate at in Melbourne next time. We’ve had snow again. This time we were here for it and it was big dumping for us. The last time I remember snow … Read more »


I love baking!

Samantha I love to bake. I’ve said this before, baking is something that relaxes me, makes me happy and allows me to make others happy. One day I really do wish I could open a cake shop. Spread the baking … Read more »

Food Shops in Melbourne

Food Shops in Melbourne

Fiona Summerfield   We were very fortunate to be able to spend a few days in Melbourne last week, which of course, is heaven for foodies like us. We were discussing the difference between Christchurch and Melbourne for food with … Read more »

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The blog about nothing…

Irene Field This week’s blog is about nothing. Does that appear to be a precursor to the fact I really have nothing to write about.  I confess. It is. We are gearing up for a long holiday.  Long, as in … Read more »