Magical Sri Lanka

“Hello, where are you from?” “New Zealand.” “Ahh Daniel Vettori, he is a very good cricket player.” This conversation happened more times than you might imagine on my recent trip to Sri Lanka. Cricket is the universal language here and … Read more »

Chicken to Impress

  Chicken recipes are always a favourite and made more so when you use a good free range chicken such as Rangitikei. Aside from the free range status, we choose Rangitikei in our house for its superior flavour and texture. … Read more »

Umami and Miso Paste

For years I have been making soups that seem to be missing something in their flavour component but it is something hard to define.  While the soups are no doubt nourishing unless I add lots of spices and feisty herbs, … Read more »