When we are born, we are automatically welcomed into a tribe. And for most of us, that tribe will remain from first breath to our last. The people who raise us, who grow up with us and who we, in turn, raise. This tribe should be our most important, our bedrock, the one that helps … Continue reading Finding your tribe…
The First of The First of --- is always one of “those” dates that draws a line in the sand. It is an arbitrary beginning, and as with all endings and beginnings, we naturally look back and evaluate past actions, achievements and failures; and then strategize, calculate and determine our plans for the following 12 … Continue reading 1.1.19
These last 3 cookie recipes round out my Christmas Baking…. Gifted to me by a Bestie, a Big Sister and one of my son’s school homework project; they really remind me of Christmas’s past, and people I love… Christmas Cook bookHand written, with extra bitsAmended, adapted and reminders My Christmas recipe book is hand written, … Continue reading A Tasty Triple Treat
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
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..
This was not the blog I set out to write this week, but sometimes events overtake plans….. This week we learnt of the sad and very untimely death of Anthony Bourdain. A chef, a writer, a traveller, a story teller, a champion of the underdog, a drinker, a drug taker, someone who touched the lives … Continue reading An essay…..