Food Recipes

Roasted pumpkin with miso, rosemary and butter

Roasted pumpkin with miso, rosemary and butter

At the moment sweet orange bushfire pumpkins are available, one's that I love as you can eat the skin. However, any pumpkin or creamy squash will be delicious in this.

Treasures from the deep South

Treasures from the deep South

Bluff oysters definitely deserve their status as one of the iconic tastes of New Zealand.

Kale Caesar salad

Kale Caesar salad

Robust nutritious kale smothered with a salty creamy dressing doesn't need much convincing to be tried. This is my go-to salad for the colder months.

Ciabatta rolls

Ciabatta rolls

Making this ciabatta recipe goes against what you might have learnt about breadmaking. It needs a stand beater (or strong arms and a lot of elbow grease). The bread has an elastic texture and chewy crust.

A passion for cooking

A passion for cooking

The first batch of students from the Otago Polytechnic's bachelor of culinary arts course graduate this weekend. Rebecca Fox talks to Rosie McLean about finding her way in the food world and winning one of the polytechnic's top four awards, the Otago Daily Times award for personal achievement.

Green beans with vinaigrette

Green beans with vinaigrette

Some things in life need not change and this classic combination is one of them, pure and simple!

Glorious textures and taste

Glorious textures and taste

I cannot call this beautiful deep purple fruit with its taut, smooth, glossy skin an egg plant. To me it will always be an aubergine.

Quirky, collisions of flavour

Quirky, collisions of flavour

Bleberries and corn salsa? Blueberry pizza with honeyed goat cheese and prosciutto? These odd pairings may seem out of the ordinary, but are sure to leave your tastebuds tingling with their quirky, but delicious, flavour collisions.

Toasted corn salad

Toasted corn salad

Who doesn't like fresh corn? This crunchy, sweet and fragrant salad never disappoints and goes with pretty much anything.

Enjoy the fruits of your labours

Enjoy the fruits of your labours

As this long hot summer rolls on, so too does the amazing fruit on offer. Roadside stalls groan with ripe peaches, apricots and nectarines.

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