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Food in the Garden City – Singapore

Food in the Garden City – Singapore

People say no visit to Singapore is complete without wonderful food experiences and so I was determined that my first time in Singapore was not going to be the exception. Looking for authenticity and local flavour, I headed to a hawkers market in Chinatown one weekday...
Coromandel Seafood Festival

Coromandel Seafood Festival

Yesterday, the sun shone on my little stall at the Coromandel Seafood Festival and I had an awesome day selling cookbooks and preserves and greeting cards. I was also lucky enough to be chosen to judge the cookery competition between three local chefs from Umu Café,...
My little corner of paradise…

My little corner of paradise…

I feel very lucky to live on the Coromandel Peninsula, here in New Zealand. Destination Coromandel, our local Regional Tourism Organisation, has produced some amazing short films featuring different parts of the Peninsula.  Here is the one for the Northern Peninsula...
Passion fruit sorbet

Passion fruit sorbet

A carpet of passion fruit under the vine… the high winds and rain this month have given me a glut of passionfruit to use up and this is the perfect solution! It is sweet but deliciously zingy and the flavour of the passion fruit really comes through. I made enough...
Fishy business

Fishy business

If you are out there catching snapper this summer, why not keep your fish frames and use them to make delicious stock or soup? To make stock: Add 3-4 fish frames and any other fish offcuts to a big pot. Add a roughly chopped onion, a roughly chopped carrot, some...