Sticky balsamic lamb ribs.

We were lucky enough to steal a couple of days away in Central Otago this weekend. Earlier in the week we were subjected to a wicked southerly front that roared up from the Antarctic. It uprooted trees, capsized boats in Otago harbour & generally reminded us that while the calendar says it is spring, winter…

Almond Citrus Cake with Rosemary Syrup.

Its spring here in Dunedin & the gardens around town are heaving with blossom. The famous Dunedin rhododendrons are in full swing, along with pristine, snowy magnolias. For me, spring has arrived when the gorgeous cascades of trailing rosemary, a ubiquitous feature of terraced gardens in this hilly city, explode with flowers; prime real estate…

Basic buttermilk pancakes.

When my husband & I first met, we were living & working in the beautiful city of Melboune (Australia). What a gourmands paradise! It has more restaurants, markets & food festivals than you could poke a proverbial stick at. We loved discovering funky cafés tucked down random laneways in the city. With the diversity of…

Hungry? I hope so.

Welcome to my kitchen- sit down at the table and stay a while! My name is Amanda & I take great pleasure in cooking simple, fresh food for family and friends. I believe that tasty food doesn’t have to be complicated. As the years go by, I am increasingly drawn to simple recipes; probably because…