Salmon with toasted almonds, coconut chilli & lemon zest

It might sound strange but good Friday was all about the fish dish! Some years we had smoked fish with boiled potatoes drizzled with garlic lemon juice and parsley. Some years salmon. Over the years, I have come up with some new ideas to jazz things up and...

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Ingredients • Salad – any kind you like, there is no rule, but if i want more of a pepper taste i go for rocket • Balsamic reduction • Good quality olive oil • 15g of butter extra if needed • Salt and pepper • 3 tablespoons of honey • 2 Pears...

Easter Bread

Ingredients Bread: • 1 sachet of Yeast • 1 ½ cups warm water • ½ teaspoon caster sugar Mix and allow to proof for 20 minutes: Dry ingredients: In a large dish place the following ingredients: • 3 cups all-purpose flour • 1 cup of self-raising...

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

I just love making cupcakes, and here is a cute idea for Easter. Growing up in an Italian household Easter celebrations start on Good Friday, and Easter was and still is just as important as Christmas and is celebrated equally in the same way. Carrot Cup...

Tiramisu – pick your favourite!

If you can’t decide, make a few flavours, its simple, just add your flavour to the Savoiardi sponges fingers. Here is my berry juice recipe, but if you are a coffee lover replace the berry juice with strong espresso! Or if you can’t decide, mix both of...

B’s Blog Bread Sticks

B's Blog Bread Sticks These are really fun to make. You need to make sure you have an adult to help you with the oven - to keep safe. Sometimes I put jam and Nutella in the middle and they are super yummy! INGREDIENTS 1 packet savoury pastry...

Bianca’s Slow Cooked S’more

Bianca's Slow Cooked S'more Cake What’s the best part about a bonfire at the beach? Making S’mores with your friends! So…I thought, why not try and make S’mores at home in a slow cooker? TOPPINGS 1 packet marshmallows ½ packet Chocolate Thins ½ cup chopped chocolate...

Berry and Yoghurt Ice Blocks

Berry and Yoghurt Ice Blocks Now is a good time to head to Blueberry Corner to pick up your fresh raspberries or some of their famous blueberries! If you live out of town, next time you visit the Bay of Plenty, a visit to Blueberry Corner, near sunny Whakatāne, is a...

Bianca’s – Marshmallow Slices

Bianca's - Marshmallow Slices Mum has had this recipe for years and we had so much fun making it….I loved watching the marshmallow transform. I can’t wait to experiment with different colours. You will need: Flat sponge tray- lined with baking paper Raspberry jam...

Healthy Summer Meal – Chicken Kebabs

Chicken Kebabs INGREDIENTS Fresh chicken breasts Skewers (if using wooden skewers soak in water for 3 hours first). Chopped fresh pineapple Chopped (in thick slices) zucchini Cherry tomatoes Chopped haloumi cheese Chopped red onion NB. Cut all ingredients into roughly...

Bianca – Dark Chocolate cases filled with Lemon Yoghurt

Bianca's Blog - Dark Chocolate cases filled with Lemon Yoghurt Filling ideas: Cream Lemon yoghurt Mousse These will be nice for Christmas day! These are always fun to make with friends. My friend Kylah taught me how to make these and this is my friend Manaia Hall who...

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