Food Recipes

Watercress, apple and walnut salad with salad cream

Watercress, apple and walnut salad with salad cream

This salad is perfectly in tune with the oncoming warmer weather. However, I have added a British-inspired dressing to add a bit of decadence.

Home-made haloumi cheese

Home-made haloumi cheese

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 haloumi cheese at home.

Recipe: Pear tart

Recipe: Pear tart

I love to cook pears and I love pears included in my puddings. This tart is simple, rustic and divine. It will work beautifully throughout the year with all varieties of fruit.

Ask a chef: Cinnamon Cafe's cinnamon buns

Ask a chef: Cinnamon Cafe's cinnamon buns

This recipe needs to be started the day before. 

Fabulous combination to please the palate

Fabulous combination to please the palate

This is one of those recipes you will return to time and time again.

Recipe: Blackened broccoli with gomasio

Recipe: Blackened broccoli with gomasio

Broccoli has been fantastic this winter: firm, crunchy and nutritious. This Japanese-inspired dressing adds a simple twist to make this magnificent vegetable even more desirable.

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).

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