Add a few grates of nutmeg to give a spicy whiff to vegetables and meats.
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A 101 on asparagus – a good read!
This is so good you’ll want to scrape the dish for every last morsel. Get cooking it this weekend, or anytime soon.
The sins that have been committed under the name frittata. Stop! No more please. Call what you bake in the oven in a cake tin a vegetable bake. Got it? Yaaaah!
Turkey timers? Nah. Wiggle the legs, poke in the skewer… Juices clear? Good to go.
A citrus-skin character that at its best is hot and nose-tingling, sometimes eye-wateringly hot, with a fleeting whiff of turmeric, that’s ginger!
The best parsnips will have had an early morning shiver or two in frosty fields which sweetens them somewhat.
Burghul: so many uses and all delicious.
Most of us have heard of cock-a-leekie (a Scottish soupy stew made with chicken and leeks) but hat-a-leekie is something else. Why anyone would want to wear a leek in their hat is beyond me, but not to the Welsh who claim the leek as their national symbol – all to do with a bunch of …
Everything you need to know about cauliflower, and then some …
And still producing award-winning wines.
Celeriac is cultivated for the fleshy root which grows under the soil, although the green celery-like leaves sprouting out the top can be used to flavour soups and stocks. It’s hard work to peel off the thick skin as the roots are often imbedded in the flesh, but you’ll find a strong knife with a […]
Some days the odds are stacked against you …
Lamb, food experiences on Waiheke Island, white sapote and pumpkin mash
Use seasonal vegetables to help the budget.
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, […]
Keep the heat on asparagus – there’s plenty you can do with it to keep enthusiasm going!
Green leafy things get a kick along
You’ll often see a heaping mound of broccoli at the market and, yep, that’s when you want to ROCK THE BROC!
Food and wine or wine and food? It’s hard to choose the more impressive of the two served up at a wine tasting and degustation lunch at Villa Maria Winery on Monday. I went primed for action: hungry, thirsty, inquisitive, and with a cab booked to wing me back to the ferry …
It’s either that, or open the windows!
Cavolo nero is a bit different to other cabbages because it doesn’t form a head – you know, grow into a ball!
This is one of the most effective tools to grate ginger. Why is it so good?
Brussels sprouts look cuter than cabbage, and they can taste a whole lot better, too, if you arm yourself with a few must-do’s …
The ‘top drawer’ of spices – literally – the best spices a spice merchant can put together.
Beware of out of season beans sold in tinted plastic bags – it’s a scam to enhance their green colour.