Humble Pie

Meat, gravy, potato, butter, flour. I have leftover turkey and gravy from Christmas, but this recipe will work for any leftover meat and a bit of its gravy. If there is no gravy available, you can use a spoonful of sour cream and some sauce, chutney or pesto – so that the meat is not… [Read More]

When Women Gather

On Thursday evening I spoke at a women’s group – The East Harbour Women’s Club in Eastbourne, Wellington. The history of this group goes back to when the women in Eastbourne gathered to support each other while their men were at war. Unless we have lived through such an experience, it is hard for us… [Read More]

Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice

Mixing the pastry.

My son went to the market for vegetables the other day and came back with punnets of tiny strawberries. A dessert was required. I went straight to TAKE 5 AND COOK – THE DINNER BOOK, because I know it contains a fail-proof recipe for short pastry that would be perfect for a strawberry tart. I… [Read More]