For Christmas my partner and I bought ourselves a charcoal barbeque. After spending a (delightful) afternoon assembling the kitset creation and trying to follow the less-than-helpful instructions, we had worked up quite an appetite. Before the dreaded hungry-anger (hanger) could take hold we got cooking, creating a smokey feast perfect for a kiwi summer!
I am a total ice-cream fiend. As a child, I remember begging Mum and Dad for ice-cream after dinner—even if we were too full to finish all our veggies, my brothers and I always protested that we had plenty of room left for ice-cream as it “slips down the sides”!
To me, peaches are synonymous with summer. If you are lucky enough to be enjoying the end of a Northern hemisphere summer right now, then the late summer harvest of stone fruit is at its sweet best and this recipe is perfect for you. Warm and spiced, but still light and summery, the addition of [...]
We tasted many wines on our team trip into Central Otago. While the region is best known for its (delicious) pinot noirs, we tasted a couple of delightfully syrupy, aromatic rieslings along the way as well. They proved the perfect inspiration (along with the stunning scenery) for this syrup-drenched cake.
My time in Thailand, although brief changed how I cook and how I eat. Since going there about a year ago I have fully embraced the cuisine which is now a staple of my diet. I vividly remember eating foods for the first time – dragon fruit, steamed broth from a side cart, whole soft shell crab. And first time food experiences – having to hang my drink on a door handle
It is starting to get mighty nippy in Dunedin. Although not quite here yet, winter is certainly around the corner and I am all about hearty, warming food right now. This beef and polenta bake is just what I am craving. The polenta topping is deliciously crunchy while the beef sauce is deep and rich [...]
Looking around for inspiration for our Easter recipes we noticed that for many, Easter is a time layered deeply in tradition and festivity and for others, it can be very relaxing. Easter weekend for me is at home or at the family beach and rather than an elaborate dinner, it is a casual brunch.
These truffles are completely chocolate free, using the much underrated and underused carob. When I started my quest for an interesting carob recipe, my boyfriend screwed his face up in disgust. After a childhood of carob treats due to an eccentric mother who had a passion for looking after her
The crisp raw vegies and fresh flavours of mint and coriander in this recipe make for a refreshing and healthy lunch or snack. They are dairy and gluten-free*, and can easily be made vegetarian by omitting the fish sauce from the dipping sauce (you may want to adjust the seasoning to account for the lack [...]
These cookies have a delicious spicy flavour and are fabulous dunked in a steaming hot coffee—plus they have the added bonus of being gluten and dairy-free. Bake a little longer for crispy cookies, or take them out a couple of minutes earlier for softer, chewy treats.
I love sorbet, especially freshly churned sorbet on a hot summer’s day. When thinking of a new way to serve kiwifruit with the pav I decided, hey, why not make kiwifruit sorbet. I had heard that freezing fruit and then blending it in a food processor with some sugar and water was an easy way [...]
Being a fan of puddings, desserts and generally all things treat-like, I love to serve a sweet course to finish a meal. The nice thing about this dessert is that it is sweet without being sickly, and all those who try to refuse dessert because they are ‘just too full’ (wimps!) can be persuaded to [...]
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