Words DENISE IRVINE | Images ALEX SPODYNEIKO I made a dish of soba noodles and stir-fried vegetables the other night and finished it off with a goodly glug of Sesame Rayu (Japanese chilli oil). As the label promised, it provided fire, flavour and a little bit of crunch, and my dinner bowl was delicious. The […]

MARKET MATTERS – Even More 15 years on

Words DENISE IRVINE | Images ALEX SPODYNEIKO On a miserable winter morning 15 years ago, my husband talked me out from the depths of a warm duvet to go to the recently opened Hamilton Farmers’ Market. I was very reluctant. It was a freezing, sleety-wet Waikato day, and I honestly didn’t feel like ducking between […]