Fruity Christmas mince

The ridiculousness of eating heavy and rich Christmas food in the midst of a *fingers crossed* balmy New Zealand summer is just one of the those odd little incongruities that we have grown to love as Kiwis. Though we’ve adopted our own approach to Christmas, lightening and freshening things up by using our plentiful summer…

Rhubarb & crème fraiche tart

I have a fond spot for Alison Holst. Some of the first recipes I remember making as a kid were from her books: citrus slice, ‘one pan dinner’, crunchy lemon muffins. Last time I was at mum’s I spent an afternoon going through a pile of old Alison Holst recipe books. Some of it – the food…

Strawberry & pistachio tart

A heavenly combination of a puff pastry base, spread with tangy lemon curd cream, and covered in strawberries and toasted pistachios. I made this as a birthday cake for a outdoors picnic and can confirm that it goes well with paper cups of bubbly. Strawberry & pistachio tart Adapted from a Dish magazine recipe puff pastry 400g, quality store-bought or homemade; I made…