Food Recipes

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.

A salad as fresh as spring

A salad as fresh as spring

Salads like this are an assortment of spring. I have combined some of my favourite ingredients to create this crunchy spring salad. Feel free to add your own twist and to use what is available to you.

Summer's salad days

Summer's salad days

Here in sunny North Otago, summer is definitely upon us if the browning of the hills are anything to go by.

An insight into India

An insight into India

Two of New Zealand's leading food writers, Peta Mathias and Julie Le Clerc, have collaborated on a book, Hot Pink Spice Saga: An Indian culinary travelogue with recipes (Random House).

Candied beetroot, onion and goat's cheese tart

Candied beetroot, onion and goat's cheese tart

This may sound complicated but it can be done in stages and the tart case is an easy and fantastic way to turn any vegetable into a delicious meal.

Festive morsels with wow factor

Festive morsels with wow factor

I have found perfecting these tiny Christmas cakes very pleasurable but frustrating too, as I didn't immediately get the result I wanted.

Asparagus and new potato on rye

Asparagus and new potato on rye

This combines two of my favourite spring ingredients and is served on rye bread. It is great for a light supper or fresh lunch.

Nutty but nice

Nutty but nice

You may think I'm a little, well, nuts to suggest that you try making nut milk.

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