starters-&-entrees
Monday, July 28th, 2014

Genevieve’s chicken and creamed corn soup

Being Samoan Chinese and living in Samoa eating chicken cream corn soup is a given for our family. Always eaten during Sunday tonai (lunch feast) as an appetizer along with Oka (see my post here) it is one of the many Chinese dishes I was taught to cook before heading off to university.

Monday, May 26th, 2014

USA and Buffalo wings

Buffalo wings are on the menu of just about any casual American eatery and by the end of our 3 week American vacation I gave up trying to convince myself that I didn’t like them

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Prawn cocktails

This time of year is all about eating with friends and eating outdoors. During these warmer months, I’m choosing recipes which allow me to relax and spend time with the people we have over, not trapped in the kitchen.  The success to this is finding the right balance between food which can be prepared in [...]

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Miso and tuna wontons

Over the Christmas holidays I totally over-dosed on fresh tuna. Seared and covered in black pepper, Szechwan stylee [http://ourkitchen.fisherpaykel.com/recipe/simons-szechuan-tuna-with-sesame-slaw/] and, when it is as fresh as it gets; completely raw, soaked in a miso marinade on top of a crispy little wonton.

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Courgette (zucchini), lemon and feta salad

I am all about raw food at the moment. I have recently decided to try and seriously reduce the amount of sugar going into my diet. Come mid-morning you are now more likely to see me snacking on raw carrots and broccoli, whilst sipping water or a green tea, which is a far cry from [...]

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Roasted beetroot and feta salad

I have wanted to post this recipe for about 6 months; but knowing the sweet in savoury theme had been planned, and how well this recipe fits into the theme, I decided to hold out. I’ve made this salad several times in the office, as an accompaniment to some evening meals and it has been [...]

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Pumpkin, Kumara and Lime soup

It has been pointed out to me, in a very light hearted way that my recent recipes have been based around pumpkin. It is true, I am a little bit pumpkin obsessed at the moment. I just can’t seem to walk past the piles of them in the supermarket without one ‘accidentally’ falling into my [...]

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Monkfish Kebabs

These monkfish kebabs are actually my favourite thing to make at the moment. They are divine. We have eaten them several times in the last few weeks as they are just so easy to put together - the monkfish is meaty enough to stay firmly on the kebab too, so you don’t need to worry about [...]

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Simon’s Szechuan Tuna with Sesame Slaw

Simon, one of our cooking chief engineers, is a real foodie.  He is often in the office kitchen whipping up something delicious.  Previously he shared with us his Pea Shoot Pesto, this time he has this really simple and more-ish Szechuan Tuna with Sesame Slaw:

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Clams in chili lime broth

We are so lucky here in Dunedin to have an abundance of wild foods available for free procurement.  One of my favourite wild food experiences is to spend a Sunday collecting clams from Papanui inlet. We head down at lowtide with a spade and a couple of buckets.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Pork and watercress terrine with poached apples

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.

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Ceviche with radish and cucumber salad

It’s nice when the time comes to write about a recipe and I get the time to reflect and share an exceptional food experience. This memory stems back from only last Friday when we, the blog team were lucky enough to travel to Moeraki and visit Fleur’s Place for lunch. Unassumingly nestled on the edge [...]

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