Now’s the time to make this simple and gorgeous frangipane fruit tart.
Thank god for ovens, for shallow roasting tins, for non-stick baking paper and for vegetables!
Light and luscious, you could add a few toasted or caramelised walnuts to give this salad a bit more grunt.
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!
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!
Burrata, a little dome of happiness, filled to bursting with a rich creamy centre, barely holding its shape, and just wanting to burst open on your plate. Let it!
Baked apples with custard or cream are really good but even better served while hot with cold ice cream. The contrast!
Cavolo nero is a bit different to other cabbages because it doesn’t form a head – you know, grow into a ball!
If lining tins with pastry scares your pants off, just make one big free-form pie. It’ll taste just as good.
Need something to fill hungry tums midweek? Chunky pasta with chorizo tomato sauce is the answer! Easy, filling and bags of flavour.
Yep, eat them on the couch if you want to, just make them because these are stunningly good.
Slow roast, fast roast, whole or halved, here’s the low-down on roasting tomatoes.
Cardoons may be new to you, but they’re an ancient vegetable. Looking like a tatty bundle of celery, the taste, I tell you, is pure artichoke.
If only our mothers and grandmothers had thought to roast these cute little buds we would have loved them at first bite!
Whoa – this is a good one – apple & cranberry pie scented with a few grates of orange zest, topped with homemade pastry. Seconds guaranteed.
Get your chops around this – colourful, crunchy, bursting with flavour, and good for you!
This is a quickie, and scrumptious, and good for midweek.
These are seriously so good that I swear they’ll beat any kebab and falafel combo that a 1am service, or any other time, can offer you.
I know, I know, strange word, and I didn’t know what it was until about a year ago when someone made it up …
Brussels sprouts look cuter than cabbage, and they can taste a whole lot better, too, if you arm yourself with a few must-do’s …
Erbazzone is sweet, earthy, savoury and salty, with contrasting textures of moist filling held between flakes of buttery, salty pastry. Heaven.
Italians don’t need much of an excuse to get together and share good food – they do it most days – but 2nd June is significant in the modern history of Italy as it commemorates when, in 1946, after the second world war and the downfall of fascism, Italians went to the polls to vote to either retain the monarchy or to abolish it and form a republic.
Holey Moley, this is just the thing for a freeze-ball night. And it feeds a crowd, and reasonably cheaply, too. BUT there are a few steps to it and it’s not the sort of thing to try and whip up at 6.00pm.
Cooked this way witloof is reminiscent of artichokes. Scrumptious.
Mint and cumin, ginger, cinnamon and chilli, and almonds, prunes and figs, and, oh, chicken. This is spectacular!