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Fennel & Orange Roast Chicken

Recipe by Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images by Ashlee DeCaires Orange and fennel is one of my all-time favourite flavour combinations. For this recipe the citrus of the orange is perfect with chicken, while the fennel

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Oak’s Garlic & Parmesan Gnocchi

served with Roasted Butternut and a Burnt Butter and Sage Cream Sauce Recipe Shane Lowe, Images Ashlee DeCaires Shane Lowe, head chef and co-owner of Oak in Morrinsville, says this is “my go to

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Harriet’s How To: Doughnuts

Words Harriet Boucher, Images Ashlee DeCaires Doughnuts are a weak point in my diet. I just can’t resist a fresh cinnamon sugar or jam and cream doughnut if I see one at a reputable

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Confit Garlic

Words by Vicki Ravlich-Horan Images by Ashlee DeCaires Confit Garlic Confit simply means cooking in oil. Slowly cooking garlic in olive oil gives you beautiful soft garlic with a more subtle flavour than raw

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Mr Goodfellow

Words by Denise Irvine Hamilton chef Brad Bakker became catering manager at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls in January 2020, just a couple of months ahead of the country’s first Covid pandemic lockdown. He

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Savouring South Australia

Words by Vicki Ravlich-Horan There is something special about South Australia. Get chatting to a local and they will inevitably point out that the state was settled (aka colonised) by free men. I am

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Waikato Wardrobes

“It’s ridiculous how exciting it is,” says Nadine Waterson, laughing, as we talk about the plans she has to add new storage systems in the house they recently purchased. “Having a designated place for

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Office Perks

Words by Vicki Ravlich-Horan images by Ashlee DeCaires Workshop Manager at Fiasco, Luke Powell-Phelps says, “This place runs on coffee!” Often the first one in each morning, it’s Lukes’s job to put the coffee

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