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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...
Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls

This time of year I find half-bags of dried fruit in the kitchen cupboard left over from various Christmas baking projects… and I am also looking forward to school lunches and hoping I can do a better job of putting healthy stuff in the box… bliss balls...
One day – two cakes

One day – two cakes

It’s nice to have a few great cakes recipes up your sleeve, isn’t it? And although a classic Victoria sponge remains one of my favourites (with tart plum jam in the middle and a sprinkle of caster sugar on top), I am also keen to find new favourites. Inspired by...
Tree-ripened fruit

Tree-ripened fruit

My husband just gently pushed half a tree-ripened apricot into my mouth… If you have never eaten tree-ripened fruit then you need to know you are seriously missing out. The taste is incomparible to what you will buy in the supermarket. The apricot tasted almost as...
The essence of summer

The essence of summer

When we were down in Christchurch the other day, it was so hot that we had the windows of the car down. Wafts of warm air kept coming into the car with a subtle floral scent… elderflowers! What a beautiful smell… the epitomy of summer. We pulled up on the side of the...