I recently got married (I had to drop this major life event into a post eventually) and an extremely generous gift-giving-group made up of an aunty, an uncle and cousins gave us a kitchen aid mixer. For the last few weeks I’ve told anyone who will listen: “I got a kitchen aid mixer!” followed by [...]
This recipe reminds me of my dad. When we were kids and it was Dad’s choice for dinner it would be either mince on toast or devilled sausages with boiled potatoes; my sister and I were never excited about eating either of these staple meals. But what made up for our basic weeknight fare was [...]
Jordan is the new kid on the block here in the Dunedin Industrial Design team. Having spent the last couple of years travelling he has returned to New Zealand to learn the ropes on cooking products. “Visiting my Babcia could almost be completely described through taste and smell.
Lunch is my least favourite meal. Breakfast is an opportunity to be virtuous (weekday) or decadent (weekend); somehow I never strike a happy medium. Dinner can be dreamed of all day, and often affords us the luxury of time to lavish on flavours, techniques, presentation. But lunch. Man.
I’m one of those people who can’t sleep in on Christmas day. Compared to the 364 other days of the year when my eyes are intent on staying shut and my snooze button gets pressed half a dozen times, on Christmas day it’s another story. At around 6am my eyelids ping open and without a [...]
We are just coming into some warmer weather down here in New Zealand so it’s a perfect time to enjoy some fresh spring Lamb. So wake your barbeque from its winter slumber, give it a good dusting off and crank up the heat.
There’s something liberating about dusting off the barbecue after a long, cold winter. It’s a sure sign summers on its way, and with it come long, lazy lunches and al fresco dinners while basking in the sunset. As it is barbeque month at OurKitchen it was only fitting to ask one of our work mates [...]
There has been the odd day of late when the sun has smiled down on us, encouraging the transition from the couch to deck chair; from the kitchen to the BBQ. We want to live outside, at least whenever nature will allow it!
We kiwis love ourselves a good sausage roll. For those unacquainted with the sausage roll, it is quite simply sausage meat wrapped in flaky pastry. For decades they have been consumed, dripping in bright red tomato sauce at little kid’s birthday parties and purchased by big kids from petrol stations with their brother – the [...]
Terrine is one of those dishes which must not be thought about too much before consuming. If one was to explain it to an unknowing, unsuspecting diner then I suspect mouths may become instantly clamped. Flaked meat suspended in cold gelatine…..hardly appetising.
I am not the world’s biggest meat eater. In fact it was only last night that I pondered why exactly, people upon first meeting me, politely enquire whether or not I am a vegetarian! Whilst it is not uncommon for my friends to affectionately refer to me as a hippy, I’m not entirely convinced I [...]
We hope to spark food memories in our readers during this month of nostalgia. Boeuf Bourguignon transports me back to my folks’ house; dad’s significantly more impressed with stew for dinner than I am and he finishes his meal by wiping the plate clean with a piece of soft, white bread
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