I recently infused some brandy with star anise and cinnamon (the infusing only takes 24 hours with such aromatic ingredients and requires no particular skill — just a little imagination).
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We cannot rely on takeaways for those nights we do not feel like cooking these days, but Australian-based recipe developer Sally O’Neil has the answer.
There's nothing nicer than the spicy aroma of hot cross buns baking. Daniel Pfyl, senior lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make hot cross buns just in time for...
While we can't travel at the moment we have plenty of time to dream and plan. Seeing a bit more of our own country might be the first option when travel restrictions end.
In this recipe from the ODT archives, Elisabeth Helm, from Switzerland, showed us a traditional way to decorate eggs for Easter back in 2012 as part of our Flavours of Home series.
Lockdown can too easily lead to hare-brained schemes. Bruce Munro talks to a range of experts about what you should NOT attempt at home during the next few weeks, plus a few better ideas for filling those free days.
It's official: We are all now well and truly at home. The pantry, fridge and freezer have been well and truly inspected and I think it’s true to say I don’t think any of us has paid more attention...
We’re all about meeting challenges just at the moment; globally, nationally, and in our wardrobes, writes Gina Dempster.
There are only so many cat videos you can watch. So why not read a book? asks Tom McKinlay. Novelist, poet and Landfall editor Emma Neale sheds some light on how to go about it.
Vintage finds sit alongside contemporary art and hand-blown glass in this Dunedin villa. Kim Dungey reports.
Messages we give children need to be factual and have a positive focus around family management of the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Ian Munro.
OK, so I peaked too soon. Day one and I was already vacuuming little pockets of home-hacked hair from my carpet, writes Liz Breslin.
A lot has happened since I set the last challenge to improve our sleep routine with the aim of helping us get a better quality sleep, writes life Coach Jan Aitken.
It's hard to miss the dramatic cues of colour in the garden at this time of year. Maple, liquidambar, flowering cherries and rowan are some of the well-known trees which deliver incredible autumn...
Separated parents are being urged to put aside their conflicts and make decisions that are in the best interests of their children when it comes to custody-sharing arrangements during the lockdown.
It could very well be that a few more of us spend time working from home in the coming weeks. Efficiency coach Nicola Brown shares some thoughts with Tom McKinlay about how to make that work.