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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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Let’s Get It Macaron

Recipe by Adelle from But First Dessert Images by Brydie Thompson Not to be confused with the French president or the very simple to make coconut-based biscuit, the macaron epitomises French pâtisserie. These deceitfully

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Chocolate Basque Cheesecake

Images and recipes by Fiona Hugues I made my usual vanilla Basque cheesecake a few years ago and it was photographed as part of a festive editorial for a national magazine. I won’t name

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Oh Onions!

The sight of onions floating down the streets of Pukekohe last summer was enough to make you cry.  The backbone of so many dishes, onions are loved the world over but seldom as the

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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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Liquid Gold

Words vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Ashlee DeCaires Liquid gold – this description for olive oil is becoming more and more accurate every year. Prices of olive oil have skyrocketed in the last few years. Donald

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A New Wave

Whangamatā has long been a hot spot for the quintessential Kiwi holiday. With its beautiful beaches, great fishing, nearby bush walks and mountain biking trails this is a town where the humble bach still

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