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Persimmon Salsa

Persimmon Salsa

This is a recipe that I come back to each year when the persimmons are ripe. Very simple but delicious – lovely fresh tastes and it goes well with mexican food, roast pork or salads. Persimmon Salsa Ingredients ¼ cup chopped coriander 1½ tbsp chopped red onion 1 tbsp...
What is wrong with my feijoas?

What is wrong with my feijoas?

Like many people in Coromandel, I’ve noticed something wrong with my feijoas this season – small entry (or exit) holes on the outside of the fruit, and little caterpillars inside with most of the fruit spoiled.   These little caterpillars are the early stage of...
Roast a whole cauliflower

Roast a whole cauliflower

I always wanted to cook a whole cauliflower after reading about the possibility online. Alon Shaya from the Domenica Restaurant in New Orleans first did this; this is my take on his recipe.   The idea is that you simmer the cauliflower gently in water, to which you...
How to make a good Zucchini Lasagne

How to make a good Zucchini Lasagne

Photo by Emma Steel Can you use slices of zucchini instead of pasta sheets for lasagne? Yes, you can! I tried to do this for the first time a week ago and am reporting back to you all… if like me you have an endless supply of zucchinis in your garden at the moment,...
An easy Christmas plum tart

An easy Christmas plum tart

  What could be more evocative of a Coromandel summer at the bach than plums? Here’s an plum tart that is simple to make, but looks festive enough for any occasion!   Easy Plum Tart The great thing about this recipe is that you can bake one tart or you can cut...