Oh yeah, squish on bread by all means.
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Cut eggplants (aubergines) lengthways into long thin slices. Heat a ridged grill pan or sturdy frying pan over medium-high heat. Brush eggplant slices with olive oil (you will probably need to do this in batches, so just brush as many as will fit in the pan without overlapping). Cook on both sides until a good […]
Brunch or lunch? Your place or mine?
Oh plums, I’ve been waiting for you!
The stuff of summer dreams.
Toasty roasty coffeeish – that’s toasted hazelnuts! Here’s how to do it.
It’s so hot here on Waiheke you might melt if you stay in the sun too long. You need a beach. Preferably at your back door. Or a pool to hop into. When I was a kid, a squirt with a hose did the trick. If you are in New Zealand, or Australia or another […]
It’s hard to believe that February is already upon us. Seriously, how did that happen? Mum’s delicious Christmas dinner, the escape up north to the top of Mount Manaia, a house move … all seem like they happened yesterday. Well they didn’t. Time ticking is as simple as that (it ticks!) so for us ‘Southern […]
Ilaria’s got it just right: A sprinkle of mint, a dusting of sumac … smells like summer.
Brightly coloured jellied seeds of tomatoes twinkling like jewels, wafts of basil as if you have just crushed a meadow of carnations underfoot … and the bright fresh note of lemon rising to fill the nostrils … Add some gorgeous avocado to the mix and you have the essence of summer. You can make a […]
Eggs and avocados, an unlikely combination, and for breakfast? Whaaa? (That’s hands in the air screaming whaaaaattt?) It really didn’t ring my bell until I tried it, but now I am hooked. I’ve made a few adjustments, as you do. I can’t eat it for breakfast, as it is too rich, too filling, just too […]
You can water the garden while this is cooking or fix a nice drink and do a crossword puzzle. It’s easy living, mid-week munching, not a cooking competition.
What to do with zucchini? Fry it, add garlic, splash it with sherry vinegar … you get the idea.
Like a blast of cold air from a fan up your shirt or skirt on a sweltering day … Yup! Icy cold gazpacho is exhilarating!
If you get a whiff of this cooking, you’ll come running … succulent chicken, watermelon, feta, lemon & mint … a right tempter!
A spectacular tumble of corn and avocado … just thinking about it makes me go want to eat it all over again.
Poke a stick at zucchini, load them with flavour, and, yeah you’ll see they’re delicious.
A salad fit for a King – truly!
Blueberries and apple is such a classic, and for good reason.
Brunch, lunch, munch … sweet corn fritters with the ‘works’ are hard to resist.
… to microwave corn. I had a virgin run the other night microwaving a corn cob. Yes, yes, I know, it’s not exactly a revolutionary thing to do at my age … but for me it was a brand-new experience. I’ve always avoided microwaving corn. I mean, why would you? With a family to feed […]
Whoa! Bright as traffic lights, get your gums around these.
Easy, fruit-tutti stuff. Just do it.
Serve with fried eggs and salad, or take the pan outside, sit somewhere private and eat the lot yourself.
Mine may look a little munted (it is much used and much loved), but I highly recommend this simple piece of equipment. What is it? A splatter screen is a round, flat piece of metal mesh with a long handle. Placed over a frying pan it will stop splatters leaping out of the pan (about […]
Shared Kitchen has had a summer snooze, and hopefully you did, too, but now it’s time to embrace the year and all the possibilities it holds. I don’t bother with all sorts of promises to myself at the beginning of each new year – mainly because the list would be depressingly long (so much self-improvement […]