Beef Cheek and Cheese Pie

Recipe Vicki Ravlich Horan, Images Ashlee DeCaires Beef cheek is a super-rich meat that when cooked slowly makes for a gorgeous ragu which is delicious tossed through fettuccini, in a lasagne or served with creamy mash or polenta. In this case I have paired it with Meyer Cheese’s black pepper gouda and my sour cream…

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Marshmallow Slice

This is a slice the kids will love to eat and make! Check out the video of Zoe and I making it Base 3 crushed Weetbix ¾ cup self-raising flour ¾ cup coconut ¼ cup brown sugar 125g melted butter 1 egg Mix all ingredients together and press into a lined baking dish (19cm x…

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The Essential Leg of Lamb

Recipe and Images Kathy Paterson It’s winter, the time of year to turn on the oven and get roasting. Meat, vegetables and winter fruits all shine when roasted, intensifying flavour and a savoury presence. Incidentally, I’m with British food writer Nigel Slater, I too will find any excuse to roast a potato. Serves 8 with…

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Certified Goodness at the Market

Words Denise Irvine Images Alex Spodyneiko Nothing prepares you for Earth Stewards Urban Farm in suburban Rototuna. You drive past pleasant houses and trim gardens and then there is Earth Stewards, a small but perfectly formed oasis of fresh produce – courgettes, kale, lettuce, butternuts, cavolo nero and the like – in an unexpected place.…

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Shining a Light on Great Design

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan Images Ashlee DeCaires They say birds of a feather flock together. This is evident when you see local companies like Treetown Kitchens and Mr Ralph Lighting working together, businesses that not only complement each other but hold the same values and outlook. Rachel Williamson, owner of Mr Ralph, worked with Kevin Middlemiss…

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