Life’s a Feast

Well folks, there are only two more Mountain Scenes until Christmas Day! With this in mind, I have created a dish you can use as a fabulous start for your Christmas feast. Christmas dining has changed over the years and...
Asparagus is an amazingly versatile vegetable that can be roasted, steamed, grilled, stir-fried or even eaten raw – which I have suggested today. This well-loved ingredient has people the world over anxiously awaiting the new season's crop. Truly fresh...
This is an embarrassingly easy pudding to make. However it will leave your dinner guests (or family)wanting more! Warning – given its decadent calorie count and addictive tendencies, you may notthank me for introducing you. No-bake Nutella cheesecake is something...
Good-quality whitebait needs little done to it. Subtle flavours need to be used to ensure you do not lose the integrity of this much-coveted ingredient. This week I have created a new way to make this divine ingredient go that...
A Chinese restaurant staple, this dish has the merit of being easy to prepare and not too demanding, ingredients-wise. In my version of this recipe, your chicken will be tender and juicy, infused with layers of flavour. The marinated chicken and...
We have finally reached a tipping point where the delicious, fresh spring fruits and vegetables we dreamed of over winter are starting to appear in the supermarkets – at affordable prices and packed with flavour. Avocados, which I consider...
Some of you may not be familiar with these healthy little delicacies – so much lighter and punchier than their sibling, the fried spring roll! Imagine a jumble of crunchy, raw vegetables, aromatic Asian herbs and rice noodles, packed into an edible...
I recently spent several weeks on and off in Invercargill. It got me thinking of the numerous people who must visit the city for various reasons – visiting relatives and friends in hospital, sporting events, shopping excursions, etc. Therefore, I thought it...
Even folk who don't know much about Swedish food will have heard of their meatballs. I must admit, it seems odd to emulate a recipe which is also the signature dish of the huge furniture store Ikea, but these delicious morsels...
Spring is one of my favourite times of the foodie year. There will soon be a plethora of fresh veggies in the supermarkets, prices will come tumbling down and we have the glorious Central Otago summer to look forward to. Below...
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