Food Recipes

Summer minestrone soup

Summer minestrone soup

This refreshing soup works wonderfully hot or chilled and the addition of pungent smashed basil takes the soup to another level.

Christmas fare

Christmas fare

Turkey and ham are traditional fare at Christmas. If you don't have a favourite family recipe, try these, courtesy of Croziers, who raise free-range turkeys near Ashburton, and Bevan Smith, of Riverstone Kitchen.

Vegan fare for tasty Christmas

Vegan fare for tasty Christmas

It might be a bit daunting to have to come up with interesting vegan Christmas fare but with several vegans in my own extended family, I've had plenty of years to practise.

Summer salad

Summer salad

Summer is here and so are fresh juicy salads. Adding fruit and a good dressing will liven up any dinner party.

Tempting little devils

Tempting little devils

Although we were penniless students in the late 1950s, some of the more sophisticated student parties we attended served both ''angels on horseback'' and ''devils on horseback'' for supper.

Strawberries and cream muffins

Strawberries and cream muffins

Strawberries and cream muffins Makes 12 large or 15 medium muffins

Christmas treats

Christmas treats

I'm sure Willy Wonka would agree: it's hard to believe that anything which tastes this good is entirely plant-based.

Christmas Stollen

Christmas Stollen

Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month he shows us how to make a German Christmas stollen with marzipan.

Spiced chickpea and spring leaf soup

Spiced chickpea and spring leaf soup

This soup evokes memories of travels combined with offerings from the garden. I love soups like this as they are not only healthy but they seem to lift your spirits.

Christmas canapes to delight

Christmas canapes to delight

Mushroom and goat's cheese tartlet

It's that wonderful time of year again, when you start to think about Christmas functions and long summer evenings entertaining friends.

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