Life’s a Feast

PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 7 mins SERVES: 5 people Boxing Day is usually a day to recover from the excesses and excitement of Christmas Day. In my opinion, there is nothing better than relaxing at home with the family, munching...
PREP TIME: 30 mins COOK TIME: 20 mins SERVES: 6 people Elderflower has a delightful, fragrant, refreshing flavour. These plants only grow in the cooler climate of the South Island, and in the 'South of the South' we are fortunate to have...
PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME:  4 mins SERVES: 4 people This week's recipe is super-easy, has flavours that will knock your socks off and utilises only simple household ingredients. If you have ever travelled through Thailand or Malaysia, whether you noticed...
PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 45-55 mins SERVES: 5 people My eldest two boys were born in Switzerland, so with no family to help out in those first few weeks, my husband had to come up with a few speciality dishes...
PREP TIME: 6 mins COOK TIME: 2 mins each SERVES: 8 people Inspired by what some of the well-known restaurants in the Basin including Botswana, White + Wong's and Madam Woo (to name a few) offer on their menus, this week I...
PREP TIME: 1hr 15 mins COOK TIME: 12 mins MAKES: 4 pizzas Everyone's eaten pizza at some time in their lives. It is fun to make, hugely 'customisable', and delicious! First recorded back in 997 AD in Gaeta, Italy, it was modernised in...
PREP TIME: 7 mins COOK TIME: 15 mins SERVES: 4 people This weekend, be sure to head down to the larger-than-life Remarkables Market, which is now open each Saturday, or to the Sunday Arrowtown Farmers Market. Trust me, you will be rewarded...
Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 15 mins Serves: 4-5 people Finally, after a long winter, we can tear off the BBQ cover, give it a spring clean and get back to cooking outside. What better way to christen this year's BBQ...
PREP TIME: 10 Mins COOK TIME: 7 mins SERVES: 4-6 people Seared scallops are quick-cooking, sweet, tender, mild and delectable. This silky, creamy, garlicy sauce with a hint of lemon coats the gloriously-browned crispy scallops! With only a handful of ingredients, you're...
PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 30 mins SERVES: 4 people The asparagus season is relatively short here in NZ, usually running from September to December. So you need to make the most of this unique vegetable while it is available. Asparagus...
PREP TIME: 15 MINS COOK TIME: 25 MINS SERVES: 6-8 PEOPLE The tamarillo, a native South American egg-shaped fruit, was once known in New Zealand as the tree tomato, due to its similarity to our beloved garden tomato. But in 1967, there...
SERVES: 5-7 people MAKES: Approx 60 PREP & ROLL TIME: 50 mins If you are planning a trip to Asia or Australia any time soon, make sure you search out Din Tai Fung. Some of the Taiwanese chain's branches are Michelin-starred (but not...
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