Tres Leches Cake

One of my friends told me about this cake. His mom makes it always, and he said it was just devine, so I had to try it out for myself. It’s a cake dessert, it’s light, fluffy and this cake recipe have no oil or butter, it simply rises with the egg whites. It’s the…

The Sugar Shed

I wanted to visit this hidden gem in our town for a little while, but never got around to it. I was at the Saturday farmers market when me and my friends decided to visit The Sugar Shed. They serve the best coffee in town as well as gelato ice cream and lots of other…

Potato Bake with Crispy Fried Shallots

Potato bake is a South-African favourite. With this simple recipe you will make it in a snap and friends and family will absolutely love it. You will need: 8 medium sized yellow potatoes washed 700g of Grated cheese 500ml of Fresh cream Coarse salt and pepper to taste Garlic Powder Crispy fried shallots for extra…

Chocolate Mousse & Caramel Mint Tart

Caramel mint tart is one of my favourites and of course chocolate mousse too! I thought, what better way than to hero both elements and put them together in a tart. It came out delicious. It’s airy, light and just perfect if you are after something sweet that is not too rich but also have…

Teriyaki Chicken

I absolutely love anything and everything that contains teriyaki sauce! One of my favourite meals is teriyaki salmon and of coarse chicken. In New Zealand we have so many cultures and diversities that food from around the world are available pretty much everywhere in New Zealand in every grocery store. We enjoy having such a…

Lamb Curry

In Auckland we have just rainy, windy and cold weather. This lamb curry is a warm dish and perfect for cold weather! In a pan add in one chopped onion, and a chopped capsicum. Fry till brown. Add in 2 teaspoons of curry powder. Add in two chopped lamb chops, and fry till browned. Add…

Mac ‘n Cheese

Mac ‘n cheese is an all time favourite for everyone. It is also a family meal, easy meal and quick dinner for two. With this easy recipe, you can make it in a flash and without any hassle. No need for baking in the oven, it’s perfect as it is! Boil 2 cups of macaroni…

Hamilton Zoo

We visited Hamilton Zoo a few weeks ago, the enclosures of the animals are big, there are lots of areas to walk and there are monkeys, tigers, parrots, rhinos, giraffes and lots more animals to see. We had lunch at the zoo, after our walk, looking at all the animals. The zoo is lovely and…

Apricot Chicken

Simple, yet delicious for a Sunday night dinner. The apricot is not to strong, and the cream gives it a little sweetness but not to sweet. Seperate the apricots and juice. Place the juice in the fridge and puree the apricots. I used 410g tin of apricots. Without the juice it makes 250ml of pureed…

Lemon Cheesecake

This simple recipe, is the perfect dessert for any quick get together. Who doesn’t love lemon cheesecake, yes we all do. I adapted this recipe, it was the condensed milk cheesecake recipe, I upgraded the recipe to a delicious lemon cheesecake. I used Krispies as the base, it’s coconut vanilla biscuits, I would recommend also…

Chiffon Cake

I made this cake, a few days ago. I must say it turned out delicious! It lasted only 1 day. Yes, 1 day that’s how perfectly good and fluffy it is. I have searched long for a recipe, especially one I can use to make birthday cakes, this recipe is perfect for any occasion. My…

2 Ingredient White Sauce

If you want to make white sauce and don’t want to take too much time, this is the recipe for you. Easy, simple and can be easily be made in the microwave with only 2 ingredients, yes you read right, only 2 ingredients! Ingredients:450ml Full Cream Milk4 Tbs Cornflour Method:In a microwave safe bowl or…

Corn Fritters

I love making fritters, the corn fritters is the perfect side for any dish. This recipe is just as easy and simple to make like the butternut and pumpkin fritters recipes. In a mixing bowl add 1 tin of creamed corn. Add in 2 eggs, and mix well using a spatula. Sift together 1 cup…

Aunty Penny’s Chutney Chicken

This is a memory that is very close to my heart. When visiting my mom’s friend in Warmbath, she would always make this delicious chutney chicken. Tonight I made it for us, and it’s simple yet delicious in every way! Great when you have some cream left over and don’t know what to do with…

Malt Hot Chocolate

My husband added 1 teaspoon of Milo to our hot chocolate and it was yummy. Just add 1 teaspoon of Milo to your hot chocolate and you have a malty hot chocolate.

Dear Mom

If there is one thing I now know, is that being parents is the best job in the world and also the most scariest. To realise how big responsibility it is to raise two humans and keeping them alive. All that I have learned from you, is to always look for the good in people,…

The Real Honor of Friendship

The highest honor of friendship isn’t getting invited to “that party” or out on a girls weekend. It’s not clinking champagne glasses at fancy brunches or wearing matching shirts on a beach in Florida. That all is nice and fun and good and special, but it’s not what it’s about, not at all. The real…

Kindness Goes Along Way

I though long about this, and I think the title is appropriate for the story I am about to tell you. It started as just taking crunchies to our neighbours, what started out as sharing treats, became so much more. In return our neighbours gave us koeksisters and they were absolutely amazing. I soon began…

I Still Believe

I still believe that the goodness in people exist. I still believe that we are here for a bigger purpose than we can began to understand. I still believe that hope brings people together. I still believe that we will get through this. I still believe that whatever challenges we face, that nothing is to…

Lemon Curd Buttercream

With this easy buttercream recipe, you can make it quickly when you want to apply it onto cupcakes or cakes. You can also replace the lemon curd. Ingredients:3 Tbs Butter at Room Temperature3 Tbs Lemon Curd240ml Sifted Icing Sugar Method:In a mixing bowl, add in the butter and sifted icing sugar. Using a spatula fold…

Oxtail Potjie made in the Pressure Cooker

Oxtail potjie is a well known South African dish. It is enjoyed on winter nights and around the campfire where everyone have their wine in hand. It brings back so many memories. Now I bring oxtail potjie to you, in the comfort of your own home. Where you can make it in the pressure cooker…

Egg Fried Rice

This easy dish, is pretty much a no brainer, it’s veggie friendly, packed full of protein from the eggs and veggies. You can add some meat if you’d like, it’s great as a side dish too! This is a really easy recipe I made, you can even add sauces to make it even tastier. Ingredients:4…

Italian Chocolate Truffle

We ate the italian chocolate truffle dessert from our local grocery store, I decided to make a homemade version, and it tastes better than the store bought one. It’s the most decadent chocolate dessert for any chocoholic. It will soon become a family favourite in any household. I apologise in advance for the long recipe,…

Classic Chocolate Mousse

There are so many chocolate mousse recipes out there, it’s really hard to choose the right one or even know which one is the right one, don’t worry I got you covered! With this full proof, flop proof recipe, you can’t go wrong. It’s delicious, it’s airy, it’s fluffy and everything you want in a…

Dulce de leche, Butterscotch and Caramel Milk Tart

Another delicious milk tart flavour! No need to add any extra sugar, it is already sweet enough and the dulce de leche makes it even more yummy! Crust:1 Packet of Shortbread Biscuits Crushed and mixed with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Pressed into a prepared rectangular, glass dish. Set aside. Filling:1.325 L Milk800g Dulce de…

Healthy Fried Chicken

Me and my husband got the inspiration from one of the chef’s on Eat Well For Less New Zealand. The chef used skinless, boneless chicken breasts and his own coating. We wanted to put a twist on it, and use normal chicken drumsticks and use a ready made coating mix. The results were delicious. If…

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

This idea popped into my head just randomly! This is a new healthier alternative to mousse made with cream. It is so airy, light, bubbly and melt in the mouth. It does not contain any egg yolks, like the traditional recipe calls for. It’s cholesterol friendly as well, high in protein, and really delicious. Start…

Yellow Kiwi Fruit Baked Cheesecake

I love cheesecake! I think you know I love cheesecake, just by going through my blog. I did some reading, looked through my own blog and used my own recipe, tweaked the method a bit and there you have it! My own baked cheesecake, I was so amazed when it came out perfect, delicious and…

Beetroot Feel Good Smoothie

This beetroot smoothie is perfect for in the morning! It gives you a great boost and beetroot have lots of antioxidants that are very good for your health. Ingredients:1 Ripe Banana sliced into pieces 125ml Cooked Beetroot, peeled, chopped and shredded 120ml Full Cream Milk30ml Peanut Butter30ml Honey30ml Lemon Juice10ml Tumeric Spice20ml Oats20ml Flavoured Yogurt…

Ginger Nuts

Ginger nuts is a well known and loved kiwi ginger biscuit. It’s rock hard but onced it’s dipped into your preferred warm drink, it’s delicious, melt in the mouth, ginger overload goodness! I got this recipe from a friend of mine, who always make these, she says her batches never comes out the same, this…

Hello August

Like most of us feel, that Covid19 has taken over all the news, our lives and the thought that things will never be like it was before Covid19 hit. All the uncertainty, all the worry, most people losing their jobs, their well being, their livelihoods, their houses and mental health skyrocketing. During these unprecedented times,…

Dulce de Leche & Chocolate Mousse Tart

I love coming up with new creations! Who doesn’t love dulce de leche and chocolate mousse together, I know I do! The chocolate mousse is rich and dark while the dulce de leche is light and not so rich. Together they work perfectly. Start by taking a rectangular glass bowl, prepare it and add some…

Coconut Ice

As a kid growing up, I loved eating coconut ice! It’s sweet, it’s delight in every bite! I made this simple, easy recipe for you to make as well! What you need:395g Tin of Condensed Milk2 and a 1/2 Cups of Icing Sugar2 Cups Dessicated Coconut 1 Tsp TartarFew Drops of Food Colouring Extra icing…

Beef Soup

Beef soup is perfect for rainy days and winter nights. Me and my husband made this, it is yum and have deep, rich flavours, total different flavour profile than the chicken soup. 500g Beef stew meet1 Red Onion chopped1 Spring onion chopped3 Carrots chopped4 Potatoes chopped1 Handful of beans1 Tomato chopped3 Mushrooms chopped200g Celery chopped1…

The Townsend’s Family Baked Milk Tart

My mother in-law always makes this milk tart, and it’s just delicious! I got the privilege to make it too and now post on my blog! It has been passed on from her mother Karen, and it is her mother’s recipe. So we are the 4th generation, to receive this recipe. Before we immigrated, we…

Halloumi Cheese

I love halloumi cheese! They are perfect being fried in some oil and salt and pepper! Cut up 1cm pieces, about 6 pieces. Add some oil to a pan wait for it to heat up. Place 2 to 3 pieces in the pan. Add some salt and pepper. When the halloumi is sealed and brown…

Rotorua & Taupo Roadtrip Part 2

On Sunday we drove to Taupo. Before we stopped for some brunch, we stopped at the lookout point, and wow the view is beautiful in Taupo! We had some brunch around 11am at CafĂ© Baku, it was so delicious! I had some french toast with bacon, maple syrup and cinnamon. My husband had a full…

Rotorua & Taupo Roadtrip Part 1

For my birthday this year, which is on the 11th of July, we decided that we want to go on a roadtrip, not too far from us. We decided to go to Rotorua 1st and then look around in Taupo and drive back to Pukekohe around Sunday afternoon. We drove in the morning, around 7am…

Lemon Meringue Pie

This recipe I got from my mother in law. It’s a really simple and easy recipe, the source of the recipe comes from Foodloversrecipes. I added the custard to it and the oreo base, tastes yum! Ingredients:1 Tin Condensmilk3 Eggs1/2 Cup Castor Sugar1/2 Cup Lemon Juice1 Cup of Custard2 Packets of Oreo Biscuits For the…

Chicken Soup

Chicken soup are one of those timeless dishes, no matter what the season, it’s always hearty, warm and fills your tummy! It’s filled with lots of veggies and vitamins and nutrients, we call it the flu soup, cause if you have flu, this will clear it right up! We used our pressure cooker, you can…

Mr. Sushi

This is our go to sushi place! When we are not in the mood to make dinner, we take a walk and get some sushi. I would highly recommend Mr. Sushi!

Butterfly Creek

We visited Butterfly Creek today, what a lovely day it was, even though it was overcast, it was so fun going for an outing. It was packed, full of families and children running everywhere. We started by the crocodiles, Goldie and Scar. They also fed the crocodiles while we were there, our toddler enjoyed it…

Whipped Coffee

Whipped coffee, it’s the beverage taking the internet by storm! You only need a few ingredients. Start by adding 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of instant coffee and 2 tablespoons of water in a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix all the ingredients together, till the coffee form whipped peaks. In a cup,…

Mini Pizzas

This is the recipe we always use for making pizzas. This instant yeast works the best! The dough was thick, airy and fluffy, sooo delicious I must say. For the topping I used some beef cut up into blocks with some onion sliced up, topped with some shredded beetroot and cheese. The beetroot really gives…

Chocolate Cake Made with Oil

My husband made this cake for me, when we just started dating. My mom enjoyed it too, it’s light and fluffy and will soon become a family favourite! I don’t know the resource of this recipe but my mother in-law have been making this chocolate cake recipe since I can remember. It’s our go to…

Maple Syrup Whiskey

Saw this on Riverdale, the popular series on Netflix! Love Riverdale, in fact this idea was inspired by it, as they showed in a few episodes how they sold maple syrup whiskey. I love maple syrup, I love whiskey too! Using the Drambuie, it made it a little too sweet, I’m gone use the Tullamore…

Kerikeri Road Trip Chapter 2

We visited our friends right before we went into level 4 lockdown, so this was back in March. We have a toddler and a newborn, so the earlier to get on the road the better. The road to there is pretty straightforward, it’s one direction all the way. On the road we experienced heavy rains…

Pukekohe Hill Reserve

We visted Pukekohe Hill Reserve recently, it has a beautiful view of the whole of Pukekohe. There are pine trees and big grass lands streched out as far as the eye can see. Our toddler had a blast, and while my husband and our toddler walked, I held baby and walked too, after our outing,…

Condensed Milk Milk Tart

I thought I was finished with making milk tart in all the different flavours and pairings, guess not! My adventure continues, I am gone try and make as many flavours and pairings as I can think of! Hope you enjoy this adventure with me! This week I made condensed milk milk tart. Yummy, light and…