Toasty roasty coffeeish – that’s toasted hazelnuts! Here’s how to do it.
Archives for December 2015
Shared Kitchen gets a Gourmand gong!
Make the table the heart of your home this festive season.
I could eat just these for my Christmas feast!
Easy when you know how – try this method and produce lovely even slices, all edged with glaze.
Crunchy sweet and spicy – just the thing with a glass of bubbles!
Hot and spicy with hints of lime – perfect with a chilled beer or white wine.
Spuds and asparagus are a must for the Christmas table, but don’t be stingy with the salt and butter!
Crunchy crackling is a gift from the gods. Don’t think about it as being naughty – I mean, how can it be when it gives you so much pleasure!
Chocolate and cherries, cherries and chocolate. Mmmm …
My back may be aching, but the garden is flourishing!
Sizzling and smoky prawns and bacon-wrapped scallops. Mmmmm. Now there’s a thing to serve with drinks …
Sometimes the simplest things are the best but often we don’t see them as such unless we stand back and inhale deeply. ‘Come ‘round for drinks’ just rolls off the tongue when we invite people over, but as the day approaches, it can strike fear in our hearts, not because the house needs a makeover […]
Keep sandwiches soft and fresh – curled up edges are a turn-off.
These sandwiches make a little hot-smoked salmon go a long way.
This dessert is a winner. Simple, quick, must be prepared ahead, and tastes fantastic.
Thank god for ovens, for shallow roasting tins, for non-stick baking paper and for vegetables!
Bevan Smith chats about what matters to him most – food, family and friends
Cooking classes with Julie at Rangihoua Estate Waiheke. Summer dates added.
Lucky there’s compost and pea straw!
Imagine these on your Christmas table. Oh-er, yes!
Peaches with avocado? Yep. Tastes amazing!
Crab, fennel, chilli and garlic sounds good, but it’s even better with skinny pasta.
It’s summertime, sum, sum, sum, sum SUMMER-TIME! Burgertime! Eat outdoor time! Yeah.