Oh yes, once or twice a winter, a little crispy nugget of pork belly pleases my soul.
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.
There’s nothing like a bowl of split pea soup full of tender chunks of bacon hock to fill you right down to your toes.
Sensational – ginger underpins all the flavours with its hot little nip.
Most cooks know that you can’t purée potatoes in a food processor unless you want to make glue, but blessed be parsnips. Oh yeah, they turn into a fluffy whipped dream.
Little cheesy pots of bubbling goodness everyone will love.
This will bring them running …
Who can resist golden crunchy nuggets of goodness? Not me!
Hot to trot! Get out the pan and sizzle a bunch of radishes. Yum.
Colour, crunch, hot bite … a small salad with big ideas!
Would you look at this Mamma of a cake. Plenty for seconds!
Raise the bar – finish a tray of baked potatoes with lemon zest and a sprinkle of garam masala. Mmm.
No reason you can’t make a summer chicken sandwich … just change out the vegetables to include char-grilled asparagus and peppers, eggplant or artichokes. Equally gorgeous.
Easy dip to serve to friends? Roast off some pumpkin, mash with yoghurt and drizzle with a spicy oil. Done.
These garlicky, succulent mushroomy morsels are nothing short of sensational. Love ’em every time.
Do you know where your lamb comes from? Leelands export-quality lamb can be traced right back to Bill and Sue’s lush Southland pastures.
Custard and cream. Oh yeah, who doesn’t love that!
A dollop of soft mash on the side of something crunchy – think cauliflower fritters, snitzel, arancini stuffed with melting mozzarella – acts like a sauce. Yep. Great way to eat your ‘coloureds’.
Chop chop … get a decent knife and use a steady chopping board.
Roasted onions squished on bread? Mmmm …
Oh Lordy, fried cauliflower. One of life’s delicious moments.
Hello Ilaria. Nice to see you back on the ‘Heke!
Chop Chop! Make the most of inexpensive seasonal ingredients to add tangy crunch to your dinner.
Seriously, the morning after making this I woke up dreaming of leftovers!
Here’s a handy spicy lentil base you can add bits and bobs to, to create a fast meal.
You just know these are going to taste delicious … so get making them!