Nuggety fudgy freshly dug spuds. Mmmmm.
Archives for November 2017
Biting into a crunchy-crusted succulent lamb cutlet … sweet minty pea purée, sneaky hit of chilli .. oh she’s good!
You can get all fancy and give the potatoes a quick toss in the pan, and with a bit of luck they’ll all end up back in the pan. Otherwise, follow the 2-second rule, or whistle in the dog.
Gloriously fudgy in texture, new season jersey benne potatoes are worth getting excited about.
Adding plenty of chives and lashings of butter to new potatoes and asparagus makes them more than fit for the Christmas table. But why wait until then?
The work-horse of spices – earthy, warming, smelling of toasted nuts and roasted coffee beans. I have it on great authority that it is pronounced ‘come in’ (not q-min), though I usually forget that!
Panko are dry Japanese wheat flakes, similar to coarse bread crumbs. They turn gorgeously crisp and crunchy when fried or browned.
It’s been a big week, everyone keeps saying, and I think it’s because Christmas is getting so close you can almost taste the panic. Eeeiiii. So much to be done. BUT we must not forget to eat well, if only to ensure we have stamina to drink all the bottles of bubbly coming our way […]
The OMG sticky chips of the world. These are sooooo good.
Colourful, crunchy, juicy, tangy and with a balanced minty ginger bite, a bowl of fresh fruit salad is the perfect end to a summer’s meal.
Have you ever had a sauce-off with your sister? This one is so good, but my sister probably makes it better than me.
Hobby horse: We all deserve to eat, but let’s make it easy on our hosts.
Hobby horse: Just think what you are doing every time you stuff a slice of luncheon sausage, saveloy or chipolata in your child’s mouth … and what healthy option you could replace it with.
Hobby horse: Make your own at a fraction of the price.
Cauliflower spans the seasons as this dish shows.
Cheesey, melty, crunchy, tangy, salty, juicy mmmm. Brunch has never been better.
These handy little snacky things are just the ticket to serve with dips and dunks.
A garden party needs these things to be successful: good weather, great food, good amounts of booze, a beautiful location, and guests willing to enjoy themselves.
Keep a bottle of verjuice on hand to deglaze frying pans and roasting tins, to lift up all those sticky little nuggets of flavour.
Colour, tang, juice and salt. Sounds all good to me.
Nothing wrong with a hash cake for dinner!
Have you seen these cutsey bundles of garlic in a shop near you? How good are you at reading labels?
Breathtakingly beautiful Sacred Blessing Sanctuary garden, lovely Lynda Hallinan regaling us with her gardening anecdotes, Julie Biuso on canapés … Waiheke Garden Party is set to rock!
What’s a tangelo all about?
Of all the citrus tangelos are the juiciest, the most bracing, offering fresh acidity tempered with gorgeous sweetness. Did you know they are a cross between …
It may be a cliché, but feta served with a salad of olives, tomatoes and bread and drizzled with olive oil, makes a fabulous summer lunch.
Fresh and clean, mint lifts any dish you add it to.