Food Recipes

Recipe: Green risotto

Recipe: Green risotto

Risotto is pretty much a one pot-meal, easy on the pocket and so versatile. I was looking at my vege patch and saw a lot of healthy green vegetables and herbs, resulting in this nourishing risotto.

Pumpkin, chickpea and potato soup

Pumpkin, chickpea and potato soup

This thick, hearty soup combines so many flavours and textures I love. It could be served as a vegetarian stew.

Our daily bread and all its delicious varieties

Our daily bread and all its delicious varieties

Dean Brettschneider, who styles himself the Global Baker, has yet another book out, this time simply called Bread (Penguin).

Cookbook: Slow Food Fast

Cookbook: Slow Food Fast

Simon and Alison Holst's latest little Everyday Easy book is Slow Food Fast (Hyndman Publishing).

Book covers ins, outs of smoking plus recipes

Book covers ins, outs of smoking plus recipes

Smoking food is an ancient form of preservation, and until recently was looked on as the exclusive domain of hunters and fishers or butchers.

Recipe: Poached pears with saffron, ginger and cardamom

Recipe: Poached pears with saffron, ginger and cardamom

Pears are still readily available and this fragrant method of poaching adds a wonderful Middle Eastern flavour. I like to serve them with creamy strained yoghurt.

The taste of orange

The taste of orange

What is not to love about New Zealand oranges?

Roasted yam and barley salad

Roasted yam and barley salad

This salad is great as the humble ingredients used add texture and of course the flavours work together beautifully.

Intense flavour and moreish

Intense flavour and moreish

I love the pungent sharp kick of ginger, so it's not surprising that this cake is a favourite.

Locally sourced produce put on a pedestal

Locally sourced produce put on a pedestal

Recognised around the world when it hosted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge earlier this year, Amisfield Bistro at Lake Hayes is always busy.

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