Longing for Lasagne

Words Harriet Boucher, Images Ashlee DeCaires Growing up every birthday mum would ask what I wanted her to cook for my celebration dinner. I gave her the same answer each time – lasagne. I am a lasagne fiend and can’t ever go past it. My usual lasagne normally involves some nearly past it veggies and…

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Like a Virgin

The consumption of alcohol is falling, both globally and here in New Zealand. There are many reasons for this decline, from social media through to a more health-conscious population, especially among the younger generation. Whether you have eliminated alcohol completely, are embarking on Dry July, or just cutting down there is a growing number of…

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Ukrainian Honey Cake

Bake for Ukraine Intro Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Ashlee DeCaires As we watch events unfold in Europe and the plight of Ukrainians, it’s hard not to feel helpless, but you can help. Sarah Stuart-Black, Secretary General at New Zealand Red Cross, says, “The situation in Ukraine has really touched Kiwis, who have generously supported our appeal.…

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Picnicka

Words Denise Irvine, Images Brydie Thompson Attention to detail is everything at Picnicka. From the food to the fit-out, Tauranga’s super-relaxed new bar and grill has the sure touch of local hospitality operators Noel Cimadom and Kim Smythe. Picnicka is in the heart of the city’s CBD, the work of the husband-and-wife team that developed…

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Ukrainian Honey Cake

Bake for Ukraine Intro Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Ashlee DeCaires As we watch events unfold in Europe and the plight of Ukrainians, it’s hard not to feel helpless, but you can help. Sarah Stuart-Black, Secretary General at New Zealand Red Cross, says, “The situation in Ukraine has really touched Kiwis, who have generously supported our appeal.…

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