Add a salty tang to your next dish of slow-cooked lamb with a quick preserved lemon pickle.
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Sharp, banging flavour, adds a punch to roasted, grilled or barbecued meats.
Fat noodles with a creamy artichoke sauce topped with crispy sage leaves … sounds good to me!
Time to chase away winter blues and spice things up!
Sweeten it up if you dare!
You’ve got to run fast and if its downhill, you’ll most likely lose.
Butter up. Yep, loaf tastes good, but buttered loaf tastes even better.
Spicy and warming, Ilaria’s got just the thing for cold nights!
Beetroot adds such a shock of colour to a table set with nibbles and drinks. Bring it on!
Waiheke Island has lost the wonderful Ringawera Bakery. The last bake was Sunday, and like many islanders I now have a freezer full of Patrick Griffiths bread which is going to have to do me for some time. That’s it for now. After nearly 8 years, the quirky café and bakery much loved by locals […]
There’s no better a way to spend a wintery Saturday than enjoying great food and wine!
The week as it was.
The gods listened, and dropped the price. Get in!
You have to admit these look pretty cute, all bright and shiny. Go on, give them a go! Cheap, abundant and oh so good for you.
Mince is your midweek friend. Spice it up! Serve it up! Gobble it up!
Take a thermos of mulled wine to a picnic and they’ll come running!
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, […]
Cold around your way? Get glögging!
Cute as a button, for times when you are dining solo, or enjoying supper for two.
Feeling a little Frenchy number coming on … try this classic quiche and aim for the perfect wobble!
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. Get the deep casserole out and get this humming along in the […]
Sludgy beans packed full of flavour, pork belly that falls apart in succulent shreds, and a cap of brilliant crunchy crackling – proper crackling that crackles! Happy Days!
Shiny and green, sweet and crunchy, here’s an easy midweek broccoli dish.
Cauliflower can do with tarting up … throw in a few soaked sultanas, some chilli flakes and capers, add a splash of sherry vinegar… Wooomph! Off she goes!
The most important point with mince is to use it fresh. The extra handling and exposure to air make it more vulnerable than fresh joints, slices or cubes of meat (a joint of meat will keep fresher longer than sliced or cubed meat). Unlike a piece of meat, or even cubes of meat, where there […]
If like us chicken is your go-to, why not mix it up a little? Bring on the prawns, broccoli crumbs and feta!