There’s nothing like a warming alcoholic drink to kick-start an evening, clear up the snuffles or warm the cockles of your heart on a chilly night. There’s a little bit of magic created when you heat wine with spices and citrus to make mulled wine. Whether you serve it bright and clear, sharp and sweet, […]
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Cold around your way? Get glögging!
Cute as a button, for times when you are dining solo, or enjoying supper for two.
The best ever crackling Crackling. CRUNCHY crackling. Gorgeously golden, so fingerlickin’ salty, and so perfectly crackled you hear it shatter in your ears, and all lined with a layer of sweet creamy fat that melts on your tongue. OMG! Died and gone to heaven with this one. Here are the golden rules Ask your […]
Bubbling and crusty-topped, cauliflower cheese is a winter winner!
Feeling a little Frenchy number coming on … try this classic quiche and aim for the perfect wobble!
These garlicky, succulent mushroomy morsels are nothing short of sensational. Love ’em every time.
Crackling. CRUNCHY crackling. Gorgeously golden, so fingerlickin’ salty, and so perfectly crackled you hear it shatter in your ears, and all lined with a layer of sweet creamy fat that melts on your tongue. OMG! Died and gone to heaven with this one. Get the deep casserole out and get this humming along in the […]
Sludgy beans packed full of flavour, pork belly that falls apart in succulent shreds, and a cap of brilliant crunchy crackling – proper crackling that crackles! Happy Days!
Fried nuts tossed with seasoned salt add an element of crunch and hot spice.
Shiny and green, sweet and crunchy, here’s an easy midweek broccoli dish.
Get savvy, save dollars and feed your family well!
Cauliflower can do with tarting up … throw in a few soaked sultanas, some chilli flakes and capers, add a splash of sherry vinegar… Wooomph! Off she goes!
The most important point with mince is to use it fresh. The extra handling and exposure to air make it more vulnerable than fresh joints, slices or cubes of meat (a joint of meat will keep fresher longer than sliced or cubed meat). Unlike a piece of meat, or even cubes of meat, where there […]
If like us chicken is your go-to, why not mix it up a little? Bring on the prawns, broccoli crumbs and feta!
Mmmm. Sugary-topped, crimson juices, woody notes of cinnamon …
A perfect expression of the seasons – tamarillos are peaking and at their best price and my kaffir lime tree is flush with large fragrant leaves.
When I grew up these little beauties were called tree tomatoes. Where does the name tamarillo come from?
Get your skates on and set a date to come to Waiheke for our Winter White Cooking Class Special.
Be a pie nerd and get the lowdown on making great pastry.
Ha! This is really just a fancy-pants casserole with a pastry lid on!
Golden and gorgeous – best chicken pie filling ever!
Quick ‘n spicy pasta for dinner? Yep!
Soft fluffy buttermilk pancakes will have them coming back for more.
The olives are looking good!
Exquisite! Just pressed olives yield olive juice – OIL!