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Hi – I hope you had a wonderful time over Christmas? Have you recovered from the food hangover yet? I’m still getting there…I think baby has doubled in size since Christmas day (!!). Our Christmas holiday was was spent down at our family bach (holiday house) in the Marlborough Sounds and was filled with kayaking,Read more

Star Topped Christmas Mince Pies

star topped christmas mince pies

These star topped Christmas mince pies are made from an easy homemade short pastry which is deliciously tender and light and sweetened with sugar and orange juice. The pastry casings are filled with fruit mincemeat and topped with a pastry star – it’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas… December is here. Can youRead more

Easter Meringue Nests

A chocolate meringue ‘nest’ topped with whipped cream, oreo cookie crumbs and crushed sweets. What are your memories of Easter as a child? Painting hollow eggs? Eating way too many chocolate eggs? Growing up, Easter in my household consisted of going to church, having a roast lunch with family and then going outside to findRead more

Czech Christmas Bread (Vánočka)

Many countries have their own version of a traditional Christmas cake or bread. Germany has Stollen, Italy has panettone, England/New Zealand/Australia has a dried fruit Christmas cake, and the Czech Republic? They have vánočka. What is Vánočka? Vánočka (vah-NAWTCH-kah) is a sweet, braided bread eaten at Christmas time (vanoce) in Czech Republic and Slovakia andRead more