ZUCCHINI TART

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Brydie Thompson Simplicity is the key to this striking tart where zucchini is the hero. ½ cup Parmesan, finely grated 1½ cups plain flour pinch salt 150g butter, chilled 2–2½ tbsp water 200g mascarpone 2–3 medium sized zucchini 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil salt & pepper egg or milk…

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BACON WRAPPED ZUCCHINI & RICOTTA CUPS

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Brydie Thompson Serve these beauties for an easy and delicious summertime brunch or lunch. 2 cups grated zucchini 2 spring onions ½ cup fresh basil handful of parsley and/or chives 500g ricotta ½ cup Parmesan, grated 1 egg 6 rashers of streaky bacon 6 cherry tomatoes Finely chop the spring…

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RIBBON SALAD

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Brydie Thompson This is a wonderfully fresh way to serve zucchini. 2–3 medium zucchini 2 tbsp pine nuts, lightly toasted 2 tbsp currants 1 tbsp lemon zest 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp sugar pinch salt 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Using a veggie peeler create ribbons from the…

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FOODIE FUN IN WHAKATANE

Words: Vicki Ravlich-Horan Whether it’s for a day, weekend or a couple of weeks, Whakatāne is a fantastic spot to play, stay and it turns out, to eat this summer. Here are our top picks to give you a little taste. Berry Delicious Whakatāne’s warm climate makes it a great place to grow berries. A…

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PRIMO NEW SPOT

Words: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee DeCaires For 23 years and 11 months Primo Vino sat on the corner of Victoria and Liverpool streets. In nearly a quarter of a century a lot has changed in New Zealand and the wine industry including “the demise of the fine wine store” says owner Henry Jacobs. Henry,…

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