Fennel & Orange Roast Chicken

Recipe by Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images by Ashlee DeCaires Orange and fennel is one of my all-time favourite flavour combinations. For this recipe the citrus of the orange is perfect with chicken, while the fennel mellows out and becomes a wonderful accompaniment with the chicken. 1 large free-range chicken 2 tbsp fennel seeds 1 tsp salt […]

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 basket, a blanket, and a few drinks and find the perfect spot to enjoy these recipes. The trick to packing the […]

Confit de Canard

I have just returned from a very overdue visit to Europe, taking in France of course, as well as Spain and Portugal. One of my all-time favourite things to eat in France, other than foie gras, is confit de canard, or twice cooked duck. Available here in cans from Vetro Hamilton, and very good too, […]

Vineyard Chicken

Here’s me being a scintillating tart again, adding spark to my two decades plus marriage by adding fruit to our roast dinners. I love apples with pork and chook dishes, but getting grapes in there is something superior, especially at this time of year when the weather is cooling and flavours become more sunburnt, robust […]

Cooking with Kids

Words Brad King, Images Brydie Thompson Here at The Falls Retreat, we believe that a kids’ menu should be equally as enticing and nutritious as the adult version (if not more so for those little growing bodies!). No frozen chicken nuggets around here! And whilst we encourage our kids to try new flavours, we are […]

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

Recipe Vicki Ravlich Horan, Images Brydie Thompson Don’t Be Chicken Have you ever looked at the price of two chicken breasts and compared these to the price of a whole chicken? More often than not the price is very similar but just think, when you buy a whole bird, you get the two breasts and […]

Chicken Picata

Don’t Be Chicken Have you ever looked at the price of two chicken breasts and compared these to the price of a whole chicken? More often than not the price is very similar but just think, when you buy a whole bird, you get the two breasts and more. In these times it pays to […]

Individual Serve Chicken Pot Pies

Recipe Sharon Macintyre, Image Ashlee Decaires Always popular at River Ridge, a pot pie screams comfort food. 500–600g chicken thigh, diced 1 leek, finely sliced 3 cloves of garlic 2 celery stalks, diced 1 large carrot, diced 2 medium potatoes, diced 1 head of broccoli, diced 2 tbsp cornflour 2½ cups chicken stock 1½ cups […]

Vietnamese Style Chicken Noodle Soup

Recipe Harriet Boucher, Images Ashlee Decaires Serves 6 Spring is still soup season in my eyes and this version of chicken noodle soup is soul warming and nourishing. The use of Asian herbs and spices brings a bit of culture into this classic soup, and I’m sure it’ll quickly become a family favourite. 1 whole […]

The Essential Roast Chicken

Recipe and Images Kathy Paterson Serves 6 (if served with plenty of vegetables)   Ingredients: 1 x free-range chicken (size 14) 50g butter, softened 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley 2 tsp fresh sage leaves, finely chopped, plus 3 extra small sprigs finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon salt and pepper   Sage […]