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Harriet’s How To: Lamingtons

Words Harriet Boucher, Images Brydie Thompson I’m ashamed to admit it, but this all started with a love for Pak ‘n Save lamingtons. I know what you’re thinking, they can’t be that good, can

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Pack a Picnic

Words Harriet Boucher, Images Brydie Thompson There’s nothing quite like an autumn day with clear blue skies, gorgeous colours on the trees, and the sun streaming down. It’s the perfect time to grab a

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Rocky Road

Words by Harriet Boucher, Images by Brydie Thompson This recipe is a family favourite of Vicki’s that never lasts long. I convinced her it had to go in the picnic recipes as it’s the

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Easter Pie

Words and images by Kathy Paterson The brief to myself was to make a rustic pie that is a very loose play on the Italian Torta Pasqualina (an enclosed pastry pie using spinach and

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A Good Curry

Living and working on a dairy farm, I enjoy the challenge of living as self-sufficiently as possible.  Having access to beautiful fresh milk allows me to make my own butter, mascarpone, yoghurt and this

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Pesto alla Trapanese

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Brydie Thompson This traditional dish from the Trapani region in Sicily is one we learnt to make on our Taste of Sicily 2023 tour.  Taught in an old monastery in

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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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Ask a Local – Whakatāne

If you’re looking for the true taste of a town you need to talk to the locals. Where do they get their coffee? Where do they love to eat out? So we asked a

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Hamilton CBD Bakeries

Before there were cafes the bakery ruled supreme. Hamilton Central is home to some long-standing favourite bakeries as well as some up and coming ones. We paid them all a visit to see what

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Hamilton CBD Dumpling Trail

Discover the many different dumplings on offer in Hamilton Central. Dumpling House CBD Express, 44 Bryce Street  Owner Lei Wang comes from a long line of dumpling makers – her great grandfather even made

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