Food Recipes

Recipe: Wet polenta, vine tomatoes and basil

Recipe: Wet polenta, vine tomatoes and basil

This dish works well throughout the year. Simply change the sweet tomatoes for mushrooms, wilted greens or even alongside a hearty stew.

Happier and healthier you

Happier and healthier you

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.

Recipe: Mozzarella with Figs and Prosciutto

Recipe: Mozzarella with Figs and Prosciutto

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.

James Stapley's roasted Sicilian spiced carrot salad with verjus currants

James Stapley's roasted Sicilian spiced carrot salad with verjus currants

These carrots are so easy - great as a warm side accompanying a simple steak or chicken breast.

Chocolate cherry brownie

Chocolate cherry brownie

This densely decadent brownie with the added delight of fresh drunken cherries (best soaked overnight) will be a memorable addition to the festive season.

A taste of the Waipara

A taste of the Waipara

Pegasus Bay Winery in Waipara has an enviable record of making fine wines and winning awards for its restaurant, including six from Cuisine.

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.

Syndicate content