Berry & Banana sorbet

Nothing original, but this recipe is extremely easy and quick to make. Not to mention it's delicious and it "goes down" perfectly on a hot sunny spring day here in New Zealand. 2 bananas 1 cup of mixed berries 2 tablespoons of brown sugar Peel and chop the bananas. Then put the banana slices (in… Continue reading Berry & Banana sorbet


Portobello Mushroom and Bok Choy Stirfry

As a quick meal for a lazy Saturday, this Portobello mushrooms and bok choy stir fry comes handy. I wanted something quick and easy to make for me and my fiance, and delicious too of course. Last thing I wanted today was to spend long hours in the kitchen. Gotta enjoy every minute that we… Continue reading Portobello Mushroom and Bok Choy Stirfry

Everything in between

Oh, spring!

Spring is just around the corner! Days are longer and warmer. Flowers and birds all around. Life is coming back after three months that felt like three years! I treat spring time similarly to what a lot of people do on new year's: I commit to a "spring resolution". As the days got warmer, I… Continue reading Oh, spring!

Breakfast, Snacks

Brazilian Hominy Cream or Canjica

On a previous post (Keeping your culture alive through cooking) I talked about being a Brazilian expatriate living in New Zealand for six years, and how I use some of my cooking skills to ease homesickness. During the months of June and July, we have these festivities across the country to celebrate some of our… Continue reading Brazilian Hominy Cream or Canjica

Everything in between

The first step is always the scariest…

...but also one of the most exciting and unforgettable. As I've written before, I am starting a new business. A "personal cook" business here in Christchurch, New Zealand. I'm at the stage of promoting my blog and my Facebook page, and I have just joined Instagram (@annacooks4u), after several years of reluctance. I wasn't afraid… Continue reading The first step is always the scariest…