The Perfect Brownie

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan Images Ashlee DeCaires This winter I embarked on a selfless project. It consumed my weekends and counteracted my efforts at the gym. Thankfully the result was not just wasted lunges and grateful family and friends (who benefited from the tests), but what I think is the perfect brownie. That’s right, I pulled…

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CHOCOLATE, BUCKWHEAT AND FIG BUMPER BARS

Recipe and photography: Eleanor Ozich | Recipe extract from Homemade These lusciously textured fig and buckwheat bumper bars are what I turn to when I’m looking for a delicious pick-me-up or sweet end to a meal. They’re effortlessly easy to make – a heavenly combination of gooey dates, good-quality cocoa, coconut oil and ground almonds.…

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LAMB FILO PIE

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee DeCaires This is another great way to use leftover meat from a roast. ¼ cup olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp sumac 2 tbsp ras el hanout 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 zucchini, grated ¼ cup currants Zest of 1 lemon ¼ cup…

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Clarence Bistro & Hotel

Words Denise Irvine, Images Brydie Thompson Lunch today is on the terrace of Clarence Bistro Hotel, in Tauranga. Clarence is in the heart of the city, shielded by cool greenery from the streets below, its elevated position catching the breeze on a sunny afternoon. There are fresh flavours on the table in front of us:…

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What a Waste

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan  Images Ashlee DeCaires Every year the average Kiwi household sends 89kgs of edible food to landfill. This figure does not include food scraps that can’t be eaten, like egg shells and banana peels. It also doesn’t include food wasted at the source or through our supply chain i.e. what producers, distributors, supermarkets…

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