I was the guest "chef" on the Good Morning show this morning! Cooking on live TV was pretty much a dream come true. It was all very exciting, and once I got the hang of the timing thing I had a lot of fun. Some memorable quotes included presenter Brendon Pongia asking if my blog "was all because of the ex" and me screwing up my face and declaring "I don't want to give him all the credit" which is true! I also asked if he'd like to "get in there" with the peach crumble mixture, after Sarah Bradley had declared me "on the market" and I told her to stop it.
As a disclaimer I would just like to clarify that Yes I would like to cook on TV for a living; Yes I find height attractive, but I am currently pretty much the biggest campaigner for being single; And, whilst heartbroken when I started the blog, I cooked my way to happiness! It's starting to look like heartbreak was the best thing that ever happened to me.
I made a roast broccoli and kumara salad, with rocket, homemade basil pesto and avocado and feta. I then made fresh spring rolls with prawns, and a dipping sauce I learnt in Cambodia. That was followed by roasted peaches with coconut crumble topping, and the orange mascarpone I served them with was particularly luscious.
I should be getting amongst Good Morning again soon, and I've learned my lessons regarding not turning my back to the camera, and sorting the timing of each segment. The feedback has been wonderfully positive, and to check out the recipes just click on the links above, or just right here.
For the show, I was dressed by the lovely Emma Wallace of Emma Boutique in Berhampore, Wellington. Thanks Emma! She has an adorable little shop full of sassy dresses, including the one I wore today.
images from tvnz.co.nz/goodmorning
And coming up? A road trip, a beach holiday, a party and food related treats to go with all of them. I still have a few more stories from my recent travels to indulge in as well, so stay tuned!