We are thrilled to share with you a little info on a competition happening right now in Washington, D.C. that the Our Kitchen team has been involved with. The US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 features 20 international teams charged with designing and building energy-efficient houses powered exclusively by the sun. Victoria University of Wellington’s ‘First Light’ house has been selected as the only entry from the Southern Hemisphere.
I don’t like the cold, but I am becoming a big fan of winter. I’m not one for snowboarding, skiing, cold ears or toes (or generally being outdoors at this time of year to be perfectly honest!), but I am a big fan of roaring fires, long knitted scarves, curling up on the couch with a good (cook) book, and most importantly eating.
Happy New Year everyone! Those of us in the Southern Hemisphere are now firmly in summer holiday mode, looking forward to a few precious weeks of holidays while the weather is good and the days long and lazy, before heading back to work and the excitement and promise a new year inevitably brings.
This morning for breakfast Adam, Susie, Genvieve and I had lemon and lime cheesecake, a samosa, a cupcake, a pork-crackling mini scone, a choc-covered red bull jelly, a brandy snap, an empanada, ginger slice, apple slice, caramel slice, chocolate slice, raspberry tart, apple and walnut cake, a chocolate macaron, lemocello cake, sweet fruit bread, a pretzel, a yoyo, and that was before my
This month the team has pulled together a collection of recipes that have been passed down to us, or that we hope to pass down to others. Things we have learnt along our culinary journeys from family, teachers and friends. Heirloom recipes are dishes that have stood the test of time and hold a special meaning. Although fashion is always evolving, sometimes the classics remind us of home
On the menu this month will be a selection of re-worked recipes from our very own (but sadly now out of print) Fisher & Paykel cooking guide. The guide was originally developed to go alongside one of our premium ovens, with each recipe developed by the product evaluation team. It is popular round these parts as each recipe has been thoroughly tested and tweaked;
- Whittaker's Chocolate
- spelt flour
- rye flour
- Rice & Grains
- Pulses & Legumes
- Pasta & Noodles
- Nuts & Seeds
- ice cream
- Green tomatoes
- full cream milk
- Fish & Seafood
- Dutch process cocoa