Lemon and Ginger Bakewell Tart

Historically made with raspberry jam and slivered almonds, and occasionally stewed fruit like apples – Here I’ve spiced it up with lemon curd and ginger for a real zing and lovely tartness. A nice tart tart – a bit like me really!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes + chilling time
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 6

Slow Braised Lamb Shanks with Garlic Mash

Having just arrived from the UK and the lovely heat of Summer, to the freezing bleedin’ cold of the South Island, I have decided a winter warmer is just what’s needed… Lovely tender Lamb in a Balsamic Vinegar and Red Wine Reduction, served with Garlic Mash and Winter Veges… just loverly… I love a little shank or two…

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 2 hours
  • Serves: 2

Apple Slaw

This recipe is just the right accompaniment to all things pork. It’s fantastic to take along to barbecues and a good base to which you can add different herbs or other ingredients handy in your pantry or fridge.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: (Chill Time) 10 minutes
  • Serves: 8

Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Jerk Pork

I don’t have words to describe how delicious this recipe is. All I can say is when I start to prepare it, everyone in the house stands around the kitchen in anticipation of dinner. And no matter how much I make, there are NEVER any leftovers…

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 4

Rice and Peas

This is the Jamaican equivalent of potatoes for the Irish, pasta for the Italians, noodles for the Chinese and naan for the Indians. Every Sunday I would wake to the aroma of garlic simmering in this broth and would spend the day wishing dinner was ready. My mum would make a huge saucepan of this rice for our family, enough to feed us all on Sunday and Monday – yum!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 4