These shiny sweet and sharp shallots make a stunning plate mate for roast beef
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If your barbecue is still doing service, or if you have just cleaned the cobwebs off yours in preparation for summer, a sizzle-up of mushrooms for a late breakfast with a tomato on the side and an egg sunny side up, or over easy, is just the business.
How to make the most of cultivated mushrooms.
Crisp mornings, brilliant blue sky, long walks on the beach, there’s nothing not to like about Waiheke at the moment. Last week saw thousands of visitors descend on Te Motu vineyard for the wine & food festival. Some people planning to come listened too intently to the weather forecast and decided to put off their […]
Yep, it’s the last gasp for outdoor tomatoes …
Remember this for a mid-week no-fuss meal
Ilaria enjoys beer and Flemish feasts in Belgium
There are plenty of reasons to eat this leafy vegetable.
Oh, gorgeous, sweet fragrant fruit, lemon grass, lime and chillies with pork chops … bad for you? Are you kidding me!
Pretty as a picture and all mine!
Golden, crunchy, crusty snitzels do it for me every time
Getting a golden crunchy crust on snitzels is easy when you know how
Lift your game with a quick salsa – works with just about anything
This dish has got bags of flavour: chillies, sage, olives and sherry vinegar equals YUM!
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How to get a professional result with homemade breadcrumbs
Add a savoury note with a few flecks of thyme – it makes a difference!
How can something so simple be so sublime?
Darling Fifi, cute as a button baby-blue Fifi. Mmmm. Fifi! Two weeks ago it rained cats and dogs, not literally, but I wouldn’t have been surprised if it had. There was a lot of water, and, well, Fifi has a habit of wetting herself and forming a puddle under the driver’s feet when it rains. […]
Mmmm. Melting moments … sweet, creamy, and, yep, melt-in-the-mouth.
Pickled peaches pretty as a picture
Coolest hotel in the capital
If they ever take this off the menu …
A line-up of food trucks along Wellington’s Queens Wharf gets the heart racing …
I’m able to offer a small series of cooking classes in my home, ‘Writer’s Retreat’, at Rocky Bay. Dishes prepared include produce from my garden, free-range eggs and stunning Waiheke wines and produce. Celebrate the last of summer before it is just a dream and we head off into cooler weather. Simple dishes. Really scrumptious […]
A knockout tart that evokes summer days. Get on to it NOW!