Sweet Things Are Gifted Like These

  Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Brydie Thompson Nothing shows you care more than a handmade gift, even more so if that handmade gift is delicious. A jar of dukkah or our herb salt (both recipes can be found in our latest cookbook) are always handy to have on hand if going to someone’s for dinner […]

Cooking Up a Book

They say the best way to eat an elephant is one mouthful at a time. When we embarked on the challenge of creating our latest cookbook it felt like an elephant size task – thankfully the mouthfuls were a lot tastier. The chatter from Nourish fans about a possible cookbook was growing louder, so last […]

Date and Orange Pinwheels

Makes 36 A cross between a pastry and cookie, these date and orange pinwheels will be a hit with anyone partial to a date and orange scone. Date and Orange Puree 2 cups dried dates, chopped zest and juice of an orange ½ cup water Pastry 2½ cups flour 220g cold butter, cut into cubes 250g […]

Nourish Cooking with Kids – Cookies

These cookies are great to make with the kids.  Click here to watch the video here of us making them. Originally they were chocolate chip cookies but for a bit more hands on fun get the kids to decorate the tops with the likes of marshmallows, pretzels, lollies, hundreds and thousands….   200 g Butter, […]

River Ridge’s Lactation Slice

Recipe Sharon MacIntyre, Words Vicki Ravlich Horan, Images Ashlee DeCaires Sharon MacIntyre says she can remember coming to see River Ridge East Birth Centre before it opened. That was for her job interview nearly 20 years ago. Two decades on, Sharon is still content in her kitchen at River Ridge where she is the on-site […]


Recipe VICKI RAVLICH-HORAN | Images BRYDIE THOMPSON These delicious, flaky Jaffa-like cookies are a delicious weekend treat. The dough is simple to make and can be frozen as a dough or once shaped, meaning you have fresh Rugelach within 30 minutes of feeling the urge. While I have used Hamilton Gardens’ Seville Orange Marmalade and […]


Recipe VICKI RAVLICH-HORAN | Images ASHLEE DECAIRES Packed full of seeds, these super simple crackers are delicious topped with avocado for the perfect snack. They are also an awesome addition to a platter with cheese or hummus. ⅓ cup ground almonds ⅓ cup sunflower seeds ⅓ cup sesame seeds ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds ⅓ cup […]


\ Recipe: Megan Priscott – Red Kitchen | Photography: Brydie Thompson These are yum! Great for afternoon tea, but also good in the mornings. A slice is like having a bowl of granola just in a bar. They are best eaten cold. CRUST 1½ cups melted butter 1 cup chopped almonds or walnuts 2½ cups […]

Homemade MallowPuffs

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee deCaires As a child bought biscuits were a real treat and they didn’t get any better than the MallowPuff! The key to these is the marshmallow, and I confess I got the recipe for this marshmallow from Ashleigh Brodie, ex Gather Foodhouse in Hamilton. 1 batch of choc chip […]

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee deCaires The original chocolate chip cookies were invented in the 30s by American chef Ruth Graves Wakefield from the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. The recipe for these cookies, where Ruth had added pieces of a Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate bar, first appeared in her recipe book Toll House […]