How can something so simple be so sublime?
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Darling Fifi, cute as a button baby-blue Fifi. Mmmm. Fifi! Two weeks ago it rained cats and dogs, not literally, but I wouldn’t have been surprised if it had. There was a lot of water, and, well, Fifi has a habit of wetting herself and forming a puddle under the driver’s feet when it rains. […]
Pickled peaches pretty as a picture
Coolest hotel in the capital
If they ever take this off the menu …
A line-up of food trucks along Wellington’s Queens Wharf gets the heart racing …
I’m able to offer a small series of cooking classes in my home, ‘Writer’s Retreat’, at Rocky Bay. Dishes prepared include produce from my garden, free-range eggs and stunning Waiheke wines and produce. Celebrate the last of summer before it is just a dream and we head off into cooler weather. Simple dishes. Really scrumptious […]
No recipe required
These will perk up the office morning tea break
Buttery crispy-edged mouthfuls of gorgeousness
Sometimes I’m not quite sure where a salad will take me …
Best bean leftovers ever
You won’t get in a pickle with this easy dish.
How to make cucumber behave
Ah, those long shadows … the nights are drawing in on Rocky Bay. I need to eat earlier now, if I am to catch the light. There’s no denying it – it’s been a tough couple of weeks. It’s nothing to do with the island. In fact, the island has been a refuge: I’ve […]
Aussie prawns. Yeah. Best in the world, I reckon. Stick them on top of a juicy watermelon & lime salad and you’ll have your own little bit of magic right there on a plate.
Hot, cool, sweet, sour and crunchy – just the ticket for a balmy summer’s evening.
Bursting with colour and crunch, what might seem like an odd combination – and there’s no denying that tangelos and sugar snaps don’t often cosy up to each other on the same plate – is actually sensational!
No guilt with this dessert – you are getting your daily fruit!
Fire and smoke, spicy lamb …smells like summer!
Whoo-hoo. Yellow gold. An antiseptic, a gargle, a digestive aid, clears sinuses, too, and it’s a much-loved preservative in pickles and chutneys. Add some to your vege shakes for a health kick.
Tender, tasty and succulent, cooked pink to the bone, New Zealand lamb’s the thing to grab for the barbecue during the summer months.
Yep, it’s time to get your chops around some New Zealand lamb racks, riblets or cutlets, or whatever your fave cut of lamb is, so you can join in National Lamb Day. Seriously, there is such a thing. It takes place on Monday.
In a way this is nothing more than a mound of salad dumped on top of fried fish – but what a salad!
Fruity cutie with a kick!
Will you look at that!