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 […]

Roasted Beetroot Salad with Mustard Caper Dressing

  Recipe and images by Emma Galloway Fresh beetroot is an often overlooked vegetable which intimidates many, and while I love a slice of good ol’ tinned beetroot as much as the next person, there’s something truly magical about growing or buying whole beetroot and preparing them yourself. Whether that means grating and eating raw, […]

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, […]

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 eggs). After many tests and neighbours’ approval, this one came out on top. Serves 6 Pastry 250g plain flour 150g cold […]

Balsamic Vinegar

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Ashlee DeCaires Growing up I think there were only two types of vinegar in my parents’ pantry, malt and white. In comparison, my pantry contains a whole shelf of vinegars – white wine, red wine, chardonnay, sherry, rice, Chinese black vinegar… OK, so my pantry may not be a good example, […]

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 […]


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 […]


Words and images by Amber Bremner This loose interpretation of panzanella (Italian bread salad) is my idea of spring on a plate, though I’d be delighted to eat it any time of year. Toasted cubes of sourdough are tossed with chunks of avocado, podded broad beans, spring onions, salad greens (I used pea tendrils from […]

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 […]

Small Batch Pickled Tamarillos with Oven-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Pickle tamarillos ahead of time, as they are best eaten after two weeks of being submerged in the pickling liquid. Makes 1 large jar 3 whole cloves ½ small cinnamon stick 2.5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced 500ml red wine vinegar 200g sugar a pinch of flaky salt pared rind of 1 small orange, […]