Beetroot and Carrot Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Recipes and Images by Emma Galloway My dad grows THE BEST beetroot. Every year without fail he produces huge, tender beetroot of different sizes and colours. I, on the other hand, can only seem to manage to get one specific variety to grow (golden beetroot for those wondering) and all others turn tough and woody, […]

Ceviche

Recipe Harriet Boucher, Images Ashlee DeCaires Serve this ceviche as a starter for your alfresco summer dinner after a day’s fishing. Adjust the lime juice to your preference – don’t let it overpower the sweetness of the melon. 2 cups watermelon, cubed (about a 600–700g wedge) 400–500g white fish, cubed 1 small shallot, finely diced […]

Raw Rhubarb Spring Salad

Recipe and image by Kathy Paterson It was years ago that I first had raw rhubarb in a salad and it is quite the game-changer with its savoury tang. Be sure to choose slender bright red-pink young stems, which are more delicate in flavour. Serve as part of a shared meal with salmon, an oily […]

Kokoda

Recipes by Neil Sapitula, Saltwater Seafood Bar a& Grill,  Images by Brydie Thompson As we move into spring we get very excited that raw fish dishes come back into season and there’s none better than kakoda. The perfect dish to serve as an entrée at your dinner party. The recipe states that at the end […]

Carrot Salad

A good carrot salad is a cheap and easy dish to make any time of year. This one goes beautifully with lamb koftas or barbequed meat or halloumi. Make it ahead of time, as this salad is great once it has had time for the flavours to soak in. ½ cup raisins ½ cup orange […]

Pickled Carrots

These quick and easy pickled carrots are great. We have served it here on a bao bun with a slice of pork belly. It is also nice on traditional roast meat sammies or on a platter with cheese and cured meats, adding both a pop of colour and texture. 1–2 large carrots ½ cup rice […]

Carrot Cake Bircher Muesli

Bircher muesli or overnight oats are such an easy way to kickstart a healthier breakfast routine, leaving no excuses for skipping breakfast. Put them in a container or jar and they can even be breakfast on the go. This version includes carrot, apple, sultanas, nuts and seeds, spiced to taste just like carrot cake. Top […]

GRAPE – ness

In 1817 novelist and poet Thomas Love Peacock wrote, “The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.” And as I nurse a fresh throbbing wasp sting on my hand, I can’t help but agree. Harvesting a few bunches from my own vines for this shoot was not without risk, such is […]

Snickers Bites

Perfect for the mid-afternoon slump, these bite-sized treats are reminiscent of the classic Snickers bar. 15x Medjool dates ¼ cup peanut butter ½ cup dark chocolate, chopped 1 tsp coconut oil flaky sea salt – optional (I used Opito Bay Sea Salt) Cut a slit in each date and remove the pit. Fill each date […]

Turning Up the Heat with Picnicka

The food at Picnicka, in Downtown Tauranga’s Thirty Eight Elizabeth, is simple, nourishing, and meant to be shared.  The menu plays with the contrast between raw, smoked and grilled dishes featuring distinct worldwide flavours. Head chef Ryan Allen shared with us his Pickled Chillies recipe – the perfect solution to your abundant chilli harvest this […]