Corn Fritters

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Brydee Thompson The good old fritter, a New Zealand classic! No Kiwi cook can legitimately claim their title unless they have a decent fritter recipe up their sleeve, be it to encase fresh in season corn to make the best summer brunch or to turn that haul of mussels, tuatua…

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Blackened Cajun Chicken with Brazilian Salsa

Recipe: Wayne Good | Photography: Ashlee deCaires Wayne Good from Arkanda shares with us one of his favourite summer dishes for easy entertaining. “Cajun Food is perfect for summer,” says Wayne. The blackened chicken is cooked on the BBQ and served with a colourful and cooling salsa. Wayne’s Cajun Spice Mix 5 tsp smoked paprika…

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Avocado & Lime Ice Blocks

Recipe & photography: Emma Galloway The addition of avocado lends a natural creaminess to these barely sweet lime-kissed ice blocks. To make these vegan, use brown rice malt syrup in place of the honey (add 1‒2 tablespoons extra as it’s not quite as sweet). This recipe can be easily halved to just make 6, if…

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Eco Entertaining

Don’t have a big enough table? Upcycle a pallet. It then makes great kindling for the fire or BBQ (if untreated of course!) or scour Pinterest for great ideas like an upright garden. Dress your table with brown paper Go Eco in Frankton or Xtreme Zero Waste in Raglan often have rolls of it for…

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Fast Fashion

Do we make exceptions for fashion we wouldn’t for food? Like our food supply, mass production has meant the modern fashion industry is full of waste, poor practices, exploitation as well as the use of environmentally damaging ingredients. I personally refuse to buy a certain brand of chocolate, preferring to support a New Zealand made…

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