Sage Pesto

The sage plant in my garden seems to double in size every week. When I think of this fuzzy, earthy herb, I think about pairing it with potatoes, chopping it up for chicken stuffing, or tasting it in a good pork sausage. To try and make a dent in my sage plant I decided to make […]

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Chai Bounty Bars

Chai bounty bars

The Bounty is in my top 5 favourite chocolate bars of all time. So after a good friend told me that I could make my own “healthier” version of a Bounty I was pretty excited! Before I got around to making them I was helping* another friend make a raw chai ice cream cake with […]

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Coffee Date Cake

The other day I came across a blog called 1000+ Coffees. This Melbornian guy, Matt, decided to meet up with each of his 1000+ Facebook friends for a coffee as “an exercise in remembering to socialise with and get to know people outside of the ‘book.” He’s 10 months into it now and his most […]

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Peach Crumble Muffins

Peach crumble muffins

My first job, other than the classic kiwi paper-run where you got paid about $2 for two hours of heavy lifting, long-distance walking, and the occasional overarm throw, was as a professional muffin maker. Between the ages of eleven and thirteen I would wake up an hour early every Thursday morning and bake a batch […]

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Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Spicy pumpkin hummus

Hummus… oh that garlicky, lemony, velvety goodness. Yum yum yum! With autumn almost over and another New Zealand winter just around the corner, I thought this would be a great chance to make something to warm us up and fill our bellies. This spicy pumpkin hummus can be served warm or cold and it is […]

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Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Double chocolate chunk oaty cookies

Perfection is subjective. My idea of the perfect chocolate chip cookie is one with decent chunks of chocolate and a slightly crispy outside with a soft and chewy inside. Yum! If that description doesn’t fit with your idea of the perfect cookie, then I invite you to help me appreciate the crispier and crumblier qualities […]

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Grainy Beer Crackers

Grainy Beer crackers

Each brew day there is a mountain of spent grains left over and it seems like such a waste to just throw them out. Some people use them as a special treat for their chickens, others compost them, and the number one brewer in my life has been dropping hints for a while now that […]

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