Tamarillo & Apple Crumble

Recipe extract: Jan Bilton’s Tamarillo Cookbook Published by: Irvine Holt Crumble Topping ½ cup each: brown sugar, rolled oats, coarsely chopped walnuts ¼ cup wholemeal flour 75g butter, softened 1 tsp ground cinnamon Fruit 6 tamarillos, peeled 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced ¼ cup sugar 1 tbsp custard powder Preheat the oven to 180°C.…

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Spiced Vegetable Fritters

Recipe: Tracey-lee Hooten from Tearfund’s One Helping Photography: Angela Scott 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cups grated vegetables (whatever’s cheap and in season; courgette, carrot or pumpkin work well) 1 tsp salt 1 cup chickpea flour 1 tsp curry powder oil for frying 4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce for dipping Heat a little oil in…

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Louise Cake

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich Horan | Photography: Brydie Thompson An oldie but a goodie. This Kiwi classic is said to be named after Queen Victoria’s daughter, princess Louise. 150g butter ½ cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 eggs, separated 2 cups flour 2½ tsp baking powder 1 jar of Peplers Jam (we used Raspberry but…

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The True Value of Your Veg

Every winter there is inevitably a story on our television screens about the rising cost of food; fruit and vegetables are usually the prime target of these popularist yet unenlightening pieces. I won’t bother pointing out why tomatoes are expensive in winter or what the simple solution to this is. I do though want to…

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Plastic Free July

The invention of plastic served a pressing environmental problem. Before plastic, ivory, tortoiseshell and other animal products, along with various woods, were used to make everyday products and this was not sustainable. In 1909 Belgium chemist Leo Baekeland created the first entirely synthetic plastic—Bakelite. Lightweight, durable, resistant to heat and non-conductive, it could be moulded…

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