Kitty was another one of my Mum’s besties. She was the first friend Mum made when she arrived in NZ in 1971 and they stayed friends through their kids growing up, pickle and jam making, a shared love of curry, grand babies, retired husbands, roses and a helluva lot of laughs! This shortbread recipe is … Continue reading Pani Kitty’s Shortbread
Food and memories wrap themselves around each other in my world, especially at this time of year. One of the things I treasure most about my food journey, is recipes that have been shared with me, that not only become family favourites, but always remind me of the generous soul that shared it with me … Continue reading Pani Anne’s Ice cream
My Christmas Baby 23 years ago, my son unexpectedly arrived 2 weeks before Christmas, 12 weeks early, weighing a tiny 3lbs 2 ¼ oz! Definitely the BEST Christmas present of my life! As a new mum, I was really aware about how December/January birthday people are often short changed on the celebration front, so I … Continue reading ……. Sometimes you have to squeeze in a Birthday Cake….
Wigilia, the Polish Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner are sit down affairs at my place, with the food laid out on a separate table, so everyone can help themselves, over and over…But I still like to have a Centrepiece dish –a Star of the Show. For the seafood feast that is Wigilia, I always do … Continue reading The Stars of The Show
For the 3rd day of Christmas I want to share a few staples from My Christmas. The first is that Magic emulsion known as Mayonnaise. There are some really good ones on the market, but none of them are as unctuous and silky smooth as a good home-made mayo. Often deemed too scary, its actually … Continue reading Covering my Basics
As the festive season gathers momentum, it’s always nice to have some old favourites tucked up your sleeve to add to your table, or to toss together to take as a shared plate… These 3 salads, are my most requested recipes – mainly for their taste, but they have the added advantage that they are … Continue reading Salad Days
Christmas at Chrissie’s House is like it is for most people – that mix of old family traditions and trying some new things to spice things up…. Southern Hemisphere Christmas in the Sun As we move towards the festive season, I’m going to attempt to give you 12 Foodie posts to give you some ideas, … Continue reading The Twelve Foodie Days of Christmas..