Moxham's creative passion has a voracious appetite when it comes to gastronomy.

Her masterpieces use ingredients from her garden and locally sourced elements. Moena loves making all the basics from scratch herself ie: butter, bread, cheeses, chocolate, pastry and yoghurt; and takes delight in sharing her creations with family and friends. She's as happy sourcing goodies in heels and a gourmet deli as diving for paua and kina, foraging for herbs and veggies, using offal or fishing for Blue Cod. Seasonality plays a huge part in Moxham's cuisine and she cooks to her comforts.

"Buy local, make your basics and always buy the best quality you can afford". Her secret to great baking and fine kai?- "... eat what you crave & only ever cook with love." 

Moena delights in collecting and creating recipes which she diligently handwrites into her cooking books. At the bottom of the page are a selection of Moxham's favourites which she shares with you- click to enlarge. 

Plaited Herb Loaf

Deconstructed Rose Cheesecake

Raspberry & Octopus Salad

Watermelon & Procuitto Salad

'Shroom Porridge w/ Chèvre

Seared Tuna | NZ Bluff Oysters

Black Sesame Truffles

Killa Scotch Eggs w/ Fennel Salad

Laab & Sour Plum Quenelles



Thai Pumpkin Soup w/ Cheese Crisps

Cauliflower Pizza w/ White Anchovies

Rhubarb Shortcake

Zucchini Noodles w/ Wild Pork

Feijoa Upside-down Cake

Prawn & Avocado Rice Paper Rolls

Sticky Caramel Pudding

Steamed Pistachio Cake

Pork Belly & Miso Beans

Yo- Yo's

Thyme & Honey Sponge

Salted Honey & Chai Babycakes

Coconut | Caramel Date Sticky-Cake

Saag Paneer

French Meatloaf & Moroccan Salad

Flounder w/ Waiheke Herb Butter

Vegetable Quiche

Greek Honey Cake

Just Caught! Blue Cod & Aoili

Lambs-fry & 'Nomato' Sauce

Spicy Tomato Soup w/ Avocado

Fried Apple Cinnamon Haloumi

King Crown Grilled Cheese

New Season Asparagus w/ Butter

Citrus Fudge

Pistachio Loaf

Red Velvet Cake

Beef Rendang

Chocolate Marble Loaf

Chilli Snapper & NY Cheesecake

Toblerone Mudcake

Sushi & Karage

Wairarapa Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks

Moroccan Carrot & Date Salad

Lemon Tart

Strawberry Frangipagne Tart

Stuffed Japapenos

Toffee Brittle & Choc Brownie

Chilli Chocolate Baby-Cakes

Valentine Berry Frangipagne

Kumera Disks w/ Spicy Tuna

Bircher Meusli

Orange & Cinnamon Cake

Roast Sardines w/ Kumera & Roots

Beef & Lime Soba Noodles


Monster Mash & Gravy Volcanoes

Coconut Cake w/ Vanilla Mascapone

Quattro Fromage Tourte

Smoked Paprika Haloumi Chips

Prawns w/ Snow Peas

Blue Cod Cerviche

Winter Pecan & Raspberry Porridge

Cannellini Bean & Parmesan Salad

Homemade Choc Cashew Truffles

Crispy Skin Salmon & Beetroot Salad

Ricotta Pancakes

Key Lime Pie

Roasted Grape Almond Cake

Mini ‘Queen of Hearts’

Spring Asparagus & Cheese Quiche