Cakery · Party Planning

Arrows of Friendship {Galentine’s Day 2021}

Hard to believe it’s March (true story: I thought it was still February until this afternoon!) which means that another Galentine’s Day party has been and gone. After the year we’ve had (if I had a dollar for the number of times I’ve thought that…) it’s been great to have a knees up to look… Continue reading Arrows of Friendship {Galentine’s Day 2021}


Sweet Caramilk and sweet news {Caramilk Cupcakes with Caramilk buttercream icing}

Since Cadbury’s Caramilk chocolate returned to the shelves of NZ supermarkets for a second, more permanent stay, I still can’t get over my urge to hoard the delicious stuff. So naturally I buy a couple of blocks at a time – then have to justify to myself why there are so many in my pantry…… Continue reading Sweet Caramilk and sweet news {Caramilk Cupcakes with Caramilk buttercream icing}

savoury · Snacks

Missing Cafe Kai {Pork, Fennel & Sage Sausage Rolls}

Hope all is well in your ‘bubble’ and that you’re not tearing your hair out looking for things to do for yourself and/or any littlelies in your care, during these trying times!! We have much to be thankful for in our house – or so I remind myself when I psych myself up for cooking… Continue reading Missing Cafe Kai {Pork, Fennel & Sage Sausage Rolls}


Isolation Cheesecakes {Individual Berry Cheesecakes}

What a strange (and somewhat scary) time we’re living in! A month ago I was posting about our fabulous fourth annual Galentine’s Day party, never dreaming that just one month later a ‘party’ would only consist of the people I live with (my “bubble” of Mr Sweet nor’westerly and 22 month-old master SN) and that… Continue reading Isolation Cheesecakes {Individual Berry Cheesecakes}

Cakery · Party Planning

Pink and Gold Girly Time {Galentines Day 2020}

How is it (mid)February 2020 already?! Something to do, I suspect, with time speeding up as I hurtled through January in anticipation of the last weekend, when I headed up catering for our church’s annual camp. Then a blip of two weeks and suddenly Galentine’s Day was here again! What’s more, I had two other… Continue reading Pink and Gold Girly Time {Galentines Day 2020}

Biscuits & Cookies

Homes for Christmas {Gingerbread Biscuits & Houses}

If you thought you weren’t getting an obligatory Christmas recipe this year, then let me remind you of the meaning of ‘obligatory’ 😉 I’ve been giving this recipe a work out lately with a bunch of festive cookies, and two special gingerbread houses (homes?!) for our dedicated Plunket staff who have been working so hard… Continue reading Homes for Christmas {Gingerbread Biscuits & Houses}


Party Popping {Caramel Popcorn}

And suddenly it’s December, and I’m having that same internal conversation where I ask myself where the year has gone?! Thankfully, the delicious foodie opportunities of the season make me feel better about time speeding past… it’s party time!!! For the past couple of summers I have been cranking out this absolutely addictive popcorn. It’s… Continue reading Party Popping {Caramel Popcorn}