What’s New Downtown

A flurry of great new eateries in Downtown Tauranga continue to add to the city centre’s vibrancy. Tauranga Food Co-Op On a mission to make healthy food accessible without loads of plastic, the Tauranga Food Co-Op recently opened a store in Piccadilly Arcade. A not-for-profit organisation, the Tauranga Food Co-Op is mostly run by passionate […]

Broad Bean, Asparagus and Pomegranate Salad

Recipe Vicki Ravlich Horan, Images Ashlee DeCaires This salad screams spring. Using beautiful asparagus and broad beans, with a pop of tart freshness, not to mention bling factor with the pomegranate, it is perfect with lamb. I serve it with a generous smear of Clevedon Buffalo Curd on the plate, topped with the salad and […]

Niçoise Salad to Share

Recipe and Images by Fiona Hugues Niçoise (pronounced niˈswaz) salad originated in the French city of Nice and has been popular since the early 20th century. Its official ingredients are hotly argued about within the culinary elite. For me it is the best use of boiled eggs, tuna in a can, fresh spring beans and […]

Courgette Tart

Simplicity is the key to this striking tart where courgette is the hero. Make it as one large tart or four individual ones. ½ cup Parmesan, finely grated 1½ cups plain flour pinch salt 150g butter, chilled 2–2½ tbsp water 200g mascarpone 2–3 medium sized courgettes 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil salt & pepper […]