Bananas are a tropical plant everybody can relate to, so unsurprisingly they are a real crowdpleaser at Dunedin Botanic Garden, when displaying a lovely bunch of bananas.
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Green toms are among the sweetest, richest, most aromatic around, writes James Wong. They are great to look at and easy to grow, too.
What to do in your garden this week.
Nom*D was the first designer label I ever owned. I was a teenager in the 90s so while Nirvana was my soundtrack, Nom*d was my wardrobe. A couple of weeks ago I got to visit the Nom*D workroom and talk to its founder, Margarita Robertson.
I always like playing around in the kitchen and finding delicious alternatives to everyday ingredients.
For most Kiwis, seaweed does not spring to mind as a food although many of us have eaten nori wrapped around sushi.
Want to be happier, healthier and save money? Then it’s time to get cooking, write Clare Collins and Tamara Bucher.
We often overlook adding parsnips to cakes but it will surprise you just how much they add in the way of flavour and moisture to your cakes. I have added hazelnuts as I love this combination.
You exchange daily chat-chat, the odd joke and they know what you want before you ask, but what do you actually know about the person who makes your coffee every day?
It wasn't that many years ago that you would struggle to find a bottle of New Zealand Syrah under $30.
Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.
Since moving to Otago Peninsula, Ian Griffin says he's become addicted to the striking ever-changing views across the harbour.
There are choices to be made next month when the country goes to the polls. But first, the shopping, writes Leigh Paterson.
Some days are light and shade, and are all the more remarkable for that, writes Peter Adams.
The conversations outside the classroom as we wait for the end of the day pick-up are always interesting, writes Ian Munro.
When "organic" becomes just another marketing term, it might be time to think again, writes Sean Connelly.
Retired Otago Daily Times editor Robin Charteris and his wife, Judi, find cause to question their love of isolated places when driving in the Australian Outback.
"She was wise, subtle and she knew more than one way to skin a cat."
The point at which your offspring start campaigning for more vegetables should be a moment of quiet triumph. But there are things to consider, writes Kirsty Fairbairn.
Kiwi auteur Jackie van Beek’s feature-length debut is all about belonging, writes Shane Gilchrist.