Food Recipes

Rhubarb buttermilk cake

Rhubarb buttermilk cake

This simple cake recipe is great for impromptu parties or unexpected guests as it is simple to prepare and versatile.

Four square

Four square

Kim McCosker is the queen of ''4 Ingredients''. Her 18 cookbooks all contain recipes using just four ingredients, while the latest helps plan meals in advance. Colleen Thorpe asked her a few questions.

Recipe: Roast asparagus

Recipe: Roast asparagus

Roasting asparagus adds a wonderful nutty flavour.

Pan-seared Southland hare (served rare)

Pan-seared Southland hare (served rare)

This is a simple dish with complex flavours, and a variety of textures, worth the time to make, writes Jason Moss, of Waitiri Creek Wines. If you are not interested in hare, replace it with another meat such as venison, beef or lamb.

Fromage blanc, rhubarb compote and granola

Fromage blanc, rhubarb compote and granola

Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month Chef Pfyl shows us how to make fromage blanc, rhubarb compote and granola, which can be used separately or made into a fresh, healthy dessert.

A tasty pie, be it ever so humble

A tasty pie, be it ever so humble

This pastry is perfect as a dairy-free option. I have added bacon to give a bit more flavour but it's totally up to you.

A walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side

When Tony Smith was growing up in Alexandra he grew to love rivers.

Video: How to make Dutch apple cake

Video: How to make Dutch apple cake

Hannah van Turnhout shows how to make her Dutch grandmother's appletart (apple cake).

Recipe: Spring onion fritters

Recipe: Spring onion fritters

Spring onion fritters Serves 4

Nice as rice

Nice as rice

Either raw cauliflower or parsnip can be used in this recipe; when pulsed in a food processor, both transform to a rice-like consistency.

Serve in place of rice or couscous, it's a clever way of adding another helping of vegetables to your day.

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