Personal Blog

I grew up in New Zealand which gave me a taste for hiking and wild places. Reading atlases and books on the the world's more far flung and exotic locations eventually took me through some 130 odd countries. I always had a love of photography (I still do) and diving into unknown cultures and cuisines.

As I get time, I'll add some fun travel memories, favourite recipes, hiking routes, photography techniques and anything else that springs to mind. Enjoy!

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Best Asian Chilli Sauce Recipe

Best Asian Chilli Sauce Recipe

I love this sauce. I think I might be addicted to it. It gets added to so many dishes I make, even gets used as pesto, steak sauce and sandwich spread. Make it as hot or mild as you like. Easy to make, using easy to find ingredients, if you like chilli sauce with a bang of ginger and garlic, this is for you!

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

I get asked for this recipe very time I make it, so here it is in all it's glory, the best carrot cake there is, with my own tweaks added in. You can thank me later.