Fish and sliders

Fresh fish arrived at our door today (Lockdown Day 10). Overnight delivery from the streets of Hawkes Bay to Auckland. Our home became a restaurant with not only fresh fish but butchery as well. There’s a 1kg crayfish waiting to be cooked tomorrow. Meanwhile, today we feasted on gurnard fish and chips for lunch. Dinner…

Enjoy this song

Missing you so much Loving you forever Thinking of you always Rest in peace, my baby Bom. Listen to Mum’s favourite song by ‘Micheal Learns To Rock‘, my sleeping child.

Lockdown on April Fools’ Day

1 April 2020 was another April Fools’ Day, though with a difference. Not many people were in practical jokes and hoaxes this year. In New Zealand, on April Fools’ Day, the nation was on Day six of lockdown.  Borders closed, businesses closed except for essentials like supermarkets and pharmacies.  Everyone was told to stay home,…

Cinnamon Rolls

I have been doing quite a fair bit of cooking and baking with the Covid 19 lockdown.  Thankfully we are still allowed to take walks in our neighborhood and brighten up seeing all the bears and soft toys in the windows of many houses otherwise, with all the cooking and eating, I bet the rate…

Beetroot Cake

It’s been a while since I blog a recipe. I was strolling at a farmers’ market and found a very fresh bunch selling at only $3.99/kg.  They were the freshest we had ever bought for a while. Indeed there are so many things you can make from beetroot.  From smoothies to cakes, muffins as well…

Mid week’s entree – Quail eggs

We had a lovely day last Sunday at Clevedon Village Farmers’ Market.  The village had got bigger and bustling over the years.  It is one of my favourite markets in a rural setting, a true farmer’s market away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We bought some quail eggs and had them for…

My new grapefruit tree

A new season, a new beginning. When I was undergoing an extremely challenging time some thirty years ago, my Dad told me, “What appears to be the end is just a new beginning.” My beloved Dad left me last December and as I now undergo yet another challenging time, his words rang in my ears….