Gin Room bartender wows judges with his Mid-summer Negroni cocktail.
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Light and luscious, you could add a few toasted or caramelised walnuts to give this salad a bit more grunt.
Bacon & eggs for dinner? Why not …get a glass of sav on the go, find a sunny spot and away you go.
Oh, I love a bit of mollycoddling … especially when the weather is crappy. A pot of chicken broth, chugging away, fills the house with hope!
Come and join us on Waiheke for fabulous food and wine experiences – olive oil tastings, cooking classes, sumptuous long lunches, cellar wines. And talk to us about special occasion dining or festive events.
I won’t starve on Waiheke. I’ll be able to have a tomato sandwich in about three weeks.
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Take a bite out of Aussie’s best: lamb and lamingtons, prawns and pav, pancakes and pikelets; slow-cooked, twice-cooked, flash-fried, stir-fried and cooked over coals; breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and everything in between. Here’s a sample of tempting recipes from The Great Australian Cookbook.
Would you look at that! I know what I will be having on my table this weekend.
Hard to resist – puff pastry, sticky caramel bananas and rum and raisin ice cream – so why try? Just tuck in!
Adding a splash of elderflower cordial to white peaches makes them tantalisingly fragrant.
Here’s a great weekday meal that doesn’t require lengthy prep, is quick to cook and tastes delicious.
Food and wine or wine and food? It’s hard to choose the more impressive of the two served up at a wine tasting and degustation lunch at Villa Maria Winery on Monday. I went primed for action: hungry, thirsty, inquisitive, and with a cab booked to wing me back to the ferry …
Villa Maria is unashamedly family oriented. When you dine with them, with their founder Sir George Fistonich and wife Lady Gail, with their winemakers and staff, you become part of the family, part of their story. That story started a long time ago, in 1961, when a young lad called George leased a few acres […]
Dang! Cat on rocket not good for growth.
Whoa – here’s an easy one. Spag with clams, spiked with chorizo. A great midweek meal. Fast & fabulous.
Cook in the pan. Serve in the pan. Only one thing to wash. Mum – it could be good for you on Waiheke to save water!
My house. Too cute!!! Check out that bay window!
Walking to work helps offload some of the over-indulgence!
Doughnuts. Yum. Stuff ’em in …
I can never go past the beautiful reflections of the coloured walls in Lea canal without pausing for a look.
Pretty pretty pretty. Oh, and delicious!
It’s easy making your own labna balls – just strain yoghurt until thick, then flavour it with dukkah, spices, herbs or edible flower petals.
White & green asparagus in a puddle of browned butter with toasty crumbs and a poached egg on top … well, you can’t get much better than that for a fancy pants brunch or lunch.
Get those asparagus spears on the grill to add another taste sensation.
That smell of smoke, sizzling prosciutto, lemon and mint will get them running to your place. Make plenty!