Saturday 15th October at Waiheke’s Rangihoua Estate, Te Matuku oysters will be king for the day, served up freshly shucked among a festival atmosphere of live music, cooking …
Category: Special occasions
Oh so cute! And, surprisingly tasty to eat! Pour the bubbly and enjoy.
Here’s your answer for a quick roast that’s easy to prepare and cook … and that’s also scrumptious!
I love smooth and creamy hummus but loathe commercial brands that stink of processed garlic and repeat on you later with an acrid throat burn. Making it from scratch is easy.
This is a stunner, and a great way to get more antioxidants in your diet. Fresh and tangy, salty and crunchy, the perfect foil to a rich meal to follow.
Pink and juicy, succulent and tasty, perfect beef guaranteed.
This dish has got bags of flavour: chillies, sage, olives and sherry vinegar equals YUM!
Buttery crispy-edged mouthfuls of gorgeousness
Hot, cool, sweet, sour and crunchy – just the ticket for a balmy summer’s evening.
I could eat just these for my Christmas feast!
Easy when you know how – try this method and produce lovely even slices, all edged with glaze.
Crunchy sweet and spicy – just the thing with a glass of bubbles!
Hot and spicy with hints of lime – perfect with a chilled beer or white wine.
Crunchy crackling is a gift from the gods. Don’t think about it as being naughty – I mean, how can it be when it gives you so much pleasure!
Chocolate and cherries, cherries and chocolate. Mmmm …
Sizzling and smoky prawns and bacon-wrapped scallops. Mmmmm. Now there’s a thing to serve with drinks …
Sometimes the simplest things are the best but often we don’t see them as such unless we stand back and inhale deeply. ‘Come ‘round for drinks’ just rolls off the tongue when we invite people over, but as the day approaches, it can strike fear in our hearts, not because the house needs a makeover […]
These sandwiches make a little hot-smoked salmon go a long way.
This dessert is a winner. Simple, quick, must be prepared ahead, and tastes fantastic.
Mmmm. Pink and juicy and heaps of flavour, these delicious little morsels of lamb are irresistible.
My son Luca reckons this is the best chicken dish he has eaten – ever!
A picture is worth a thousand words …
If lining tins with pastry scares your pants off, just make one big free-form pie. It’ll taste just as good.
Capri is where I discovered this almond cake, sweet, nutty, chocolatey with a fresh note of lemon, an ingredient which the island is famous for. I’ve been making it a lot lately and it just gets better and better.
Mint and cumin, ginger, cinnamon and chilli, and almonds, prunes and figs, and, oh, chicken. This is spectacular!