Thursday, February 26, 2015

LEMONY ALMOND & HONEY DREAM CAKE



Lemony almond & honey dream cake, a heavenly combination of summer flavors. This wholesome cake is quite delicate and maintains its lightness while the honey undertones give a sweetness that lingers perfectly.  The texture is beautifully smooth and creamy, and made entirely out of simple, natural and pure ingredients. 

You can find the recipe over the Viva - The New Zealand Herald website HERE x







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Obi & the ultimate milkshake moustache.




Bella & her afternoon tea picnic in the garden.

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2015" 


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PISTACHIO & PRUNE TRUFFLES



Thank you Nature & Health Magazine for sharing my recipe for these slightly posh prune & pistachio truffles! You can find the recipes HERE. x

Sunday, February 22, 2015

SUNDAY, A DAY TO BAKE BREAD




Almost each and every Sunday, I am inspired to bake a beautifully wholesome loaf of bread. Fresh out of the oven this morning is a sesame, honey & cashew loaf. Perfectly moist, buttery and rustic. What are you making in the kitchen today? Happy Sunday lovely readers! Eleanor x

HEALTHY LUNCHBOX IDEAS





Since having my children, I have learnt that it is necessary to have plenty of wholesome, nutritious snacks on hand and ready to go, not only for school lunches, but for weekend picnics and after-school snacks too.
Over on The Healthy Food Guide website, I share two delicious & kid friendly recipes, I hope you enjoy trying them out! Eleanor x

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2015" 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SIMPLE GRANOLA COOKIES




I often have readers ask me what healthy snacks I put in my kids lunch boxes, these simple granola cookies from my cookbook are fantastically easy to make and are a total winner! 

What are your little ones loving at the moment? would love to hear some inspiration & your ideas! (you know kids! they get sick of eating the same thing pretty quickly!) Eleanor x

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A GARDEN GATHERING WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS







Today I share with you a little peak at the most beautiful table setting from the gathering I held in my garden a few nights ago. All of these recipes will feature in the second Petite Kitchen cookbook, which will be in stores in October 2015. 

The beautiful styling was done by my good friend Gem Adams of Blackbird Blog & images captured by the talented Greta Kenyon. I hope you all had the most wonderful weekend! Eleanor x

Thursday, February 12, 2015

DARK CHOCOLATE CREME POTS FOR VALENTINES



This week for my column in Viva, I share with you a little Valentines Day inspiration. The most decadent, rich and bittersweet dark chocolate creme pots, made entirely out of two ingredients, dark chocolate and pure cream. If you are dairy free, you could also use coconut cream. although this will lend a slightly different flavor and texture. The chocolate is the heart and soul in this recipe, so be sure to use the best quality you can find!

You can find the recipe HERE x

SUN BREWED TEA



This slightly different technique for brewing tea requires only the natural sunlight on your back porch or kitchen window sill, and a decent size glass jar. Allow the tea to steep in cold water for a few hours in the sun, add a few ice cubes, then sit back and enjoy a refreshing and lovely iced infusion. I like to add a little lemon, honey & fresh herbs for a lovely touch. x


This recipe features My Petite Kitchen Cookbook, available online HERE. x