It seems to fitting to pair meringues with almonds and the flavour of orange blossom flowers; they all share the similarities of being pale and delicate. Because of the nature of the orange blossom, and the belief that they symbolise purity, these tiny flowers are seen as a traditional bridal flower in many countries and therefore, their presence at these auspicious occasions comes [...]
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.
There is nothing like the satisfaction of growing ones own vegetables. Towards the end of last year we moved house and one of the first things we did was buy 6 large apple boxes into which we dumped 4 ½ cubic metres of soil and a whole lot of love. Not long after the addition [...]
Almost two years ago now my friends and I took advantage of an invitation to a wedding, held the bottom of the south island, to pack our bags, load the cars and set off on a road trip to explore the beauty that lies at our doorstep. I had slept very little the night before, [...]
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 [...]
Less sweet and more spiced than commercial cola, there is real depth to the flavour of this syrup – it makes the perfect base for a mocktail. Pour over crushed ice, add a couple of very finely sliced rounds of fresh orange and lemon, and top with soda water (novelty umbrella optional).
There has been quite a buzz around beer in the office lately, but being seven months pregnant, I decided that it was only fair that I should be allowed to get in on the action even if it meant putting the beer in a cake!
We put on morning teas of epic proportions to celebrate birthdays, engagements, up and coming births and the occasional sad farewell. It’s always a special celebration when Nicola brings in her famous cheese log
My first encounter with these bite-sized pillow-y morsels dates back prior to the turn of this brand new century. To an afternoon in early autumn in a suburb on the outskirts of Paris named Fontenay Sous Bois. It was a Friday or Saturday, the afternoon light long and low
The first mistake was deep frying, the second was sugar dipping, but by the time we drizzled these gorgeous golden treats with the buttery, zesty curd we were powerless to exercise restraint.
At 6am in the morning in the month of May here at the bottom of the world it is pitch black. And cold. Our houses aren’t built for winter and as I lay in bed contemplating the day before me, great billows of condensed air form in the darkness around me. When finally I muster [...]
Dumplings: steamed, poached, pan or deep fried, I love them all equally and without exception. I admit, they can be a little fiddly, even arduous to prepare, but once the filling is made you simply need to gather up a few willing participants to assist with assembly.
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