Pickled Beetroot, Labneh and Honeyed Walnut Tart

This beautiful light tart is perfect for autumn.  The cooler mornings and evenings in Autumn mean making pastry is easier than the humid summer days.  And with fresh walnuts now available along with gorgeous baby beets from your local Farmer’s Market this tart looks impressive and tastes great too.  Be warned though, good things take…

Farmers Markets New Zealand 2015 Winter Food Awards

The 2015 Farmers Markets New Zealand Food Awards were recently judged in Tauranga with the Tauranga farmers Market proving yet again they have an abundance of quality produce, taking out 12 awards. The judges, the 2014 Master Chef winners Kasey and Karena Bird were impressed with the huge array and quality of product from around…

Chicken & Persimmon Tagine served on millet with pistachios and corriander

Tagines traditionally marry sweet and savoury, so with this in mind we used beautiful local persimmons, which are in season during winter months to go with this warming comfort dish.  Quince, apple or pear would all also work.  Serve your tagine on a bed of couscous, or as we did delicious nutty millet with some…