Wine and Food Guide

Happier and healthier you

Beef and chickpea casserole.

New Year resolutions to live a healthier, happier life can easily fade but Claire Turnbull has some good advice to help you stay on track. Charmian Smith reports.

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

There's such variety in pinot noir depending on where it comes from and how ripe the grapes are, how it is made and whether it is aged or not - the 6-year old wine in this tasting is drinking very well, but may not be to the taste of those who like big fruity numbers.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Jessica Nadel's Greens 24/7: Quick easy and delicious recipes for eating leafy greens at every meal (Murdoch) offers lots of ideas and encouragement to help keep those healthy eating New Year resolutions.

Mad about mjadra

Mad about mjadra

Flavours of home is a series of recipes from around the world cooked by people at home in Otago. This week, Sue Bidrose, of Dunedin, shows us how to make mjadra at addis (lentils, rice and caramelised onions).

WINE REVIEWS: Sauvignon Blanc

WINE REVIEWS: Sauvignon Blanc

A chilled sauvignon blanc is refreshing to sip over lunch or on a long summer evening. It's also good with salads and many other fresh summer dishes.

Grilled peaches, raspberries and ricotta

Grilled peaches, raspberries and ricotta

A simple marriage of summer flavours with cooling ricotta and tangy citrus makes this simple dessert one of my summer favourites.

Recipe: Time to fritter way

Recipe: Time to fritter way

Annabel Langbein shares her latest creations, many of which use ingredients grown in her own gardens on the shores of Lake Wanaka, with Summer Times readers.

A superfood creation

A superfood creation

Annabel Langbein shares her latest creations, many of which use ingredients grown in her own gardens on the shores of Lake Wanaka, with Summer Times readers.

New Oamaru Harbour cafe specialises in Kiwi treats

New Oamaru Harbour cafe specialises in Kiwi treats

In a series featuring some of Otago's cafes, Rebecca Ryan finds good views and food in Oamaru. 

From orchard to popular cafe and wedding venue

From orchard to popular cafe and wedding venue

In a series featuring some of Otago's cafes Leith Huffadine discovers a family business which has gone in a different direction - from orchard to cafe.

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