Plants a’Plenty: Whats in season this January

Happy January – this is my favourite month! Hint: It’s because of my birthday!   Lets get into it.   Basil: Oh you humble yet delicious herb. Pair me with cheese, tomato, cucumber, mint, apple and basically any cocktail that could use freshening up. Plant me anywhere warm and give me some water. Yum, yum,…

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Parnell Rose Gardens

Happy Sunday! I am here in New Zealand, sitting on the bed, windows wide open listening to the music and noise of my boyfriend and his brothers playing football in the backyard. Ahhh.. summer. Parnell Rose Gardens is a not-so-secret gem of Auckland, and the most lovely place to kill a few hours. Bring a…

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Plants a’Plenty: What’s in season this December

December is such an exciting time for me. We have the lead up to Christmas, the beginning of summer, so many birthdays (for me that’s a lot of twenty first’s this year!) and so many delicious fruit come into season! Here are my favourites:  Cherries! Oh my gawd. A traditional Christmas fruit in the Gough household,…

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Using flowers in food.

Rose So beautiful to look at, and delicious… to eat? Ha! Roses offer a delicate flavour, which is complimented well by other light flavours such as vanilla or almond. Rose can muddy very easily, so it is best to infuse the petals in a syrup or sugar instead of adding them to cooking directly. For…

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Morning routine

I’ve decided to do something a little different today. I’ve painted! Some of you may know that I am an amateur water-colourist. I like messing about with water and colour in my spare time. I’m usually into making abstract things where the colour and textures take centre stage – because I can’t draw! Today though…

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A few of my favourite things..

Hello everyone. Today my favourite things are… Josh – my boyfriend, thank you; Cozy, warm, blush pink, blanket coats; Roses covered in dew drops; The morning – my favourite time of the day; Orange/yellow/green/red falling autumn leaves; The moon – full moon tonight!; Cinnamon tea; My dad and his career advice; Almond milk, love that…

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A whole new world..! #1

Welcome to a new segment where I show you places around Auckland that I like. That was read in a newscast voice if you were unsure. Go ahead and read it again properly. Obviously the title is read as the song from Aladdin ‘A whole new world’. You got that. Right? Anyway! Today I show…

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