A garden party needs these things to be successful: good weather, great food, good amounts of booze, a beautiful location, and guests willing to enjoy themselves.
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Keep a bottle of verjuice on hand to deglaze frying pans and roasting tins, to lift up all those sticky little nuggets of flavour.
Colour, tang, juice and salt. Sounds all good to me.
Nothing wrong with a hash cake for dinner!
Have you seen these cutsey bundles of garlic in a shop near you? How good are you at reading labels?
Breathtakingly beautiful Sacred Blessing Sanctuary garden, lovely Lynda Hallinan regaling us with her gardening anecdotes, Julie Biuso on canapés … Waiheke Garden Party is set to rock!
What’s a tangelo all about?
Of all the citrus tangelos are the juiciest, the most bracing, offering fresh acidity tempered with gorgeous sweetness. Did you know they are a cross between …
It may be a cliché, but feta served with a salad of olives, tomatoes and bread and drizzled with olive oil, makes a fabulous summer lunch.
Are you set to go for festive and summer entertaining?
Get your mojo rocking and come on over to Waiheke for an inspiring cooking class.
Fluffy mash, broad beans and succulent spring lamb. Eat it up!
Mysterious and green, zinging with chilli, let bissara take centre stage at your next drinks gathering.
The only way to eat a broad bean is when it is very young, crisp textured and bright green, or, parboiled and stripped of its outer skin.
Light and fluffy, golden topped and crisp bottomed, the perfect cheese scone.
Carrots are the star this week because a sweet young carrot is a lovely thing, and with a few ingredients to hand they can be more than just a splash of colour on a plate. Feathery herbs are growing an inch a day on Waiheke in this weather. Carrots will happily cosy up with parsley, […]
Carrots are often added to a plate for colour … but they can be the centre of a delicious all-vegetable dinner.
Baby carrots. Sexy little things aren’t they.
Did someone say Hump Day? I’m up for it, but I wish they could spell my name correctly.
Interested in good food writing? Get a copy of Corsica by Nicolas Stromboni.
Feeding yourself cheaply.
If I could resist harvesting my fennel bulbs, they would have babies, slim fennel-ettes would start forming that I could pluck out leaving the plant to continue growing and forming more of the same. But I can’t, of course.
There’s good food to be had in this neck of the woods!
Here’s how to eat your way to good health.
Leftovers are simply gorgeous squished on bread.
Looks good enough to eat.
Time to feast on a bowl of goodness.