Cooking Up a Book

They say the best way to eat an elephant is one mouthful at a time. When we embarked on the challenge of creating our latest cookbook it felt like an elephant size task – thankfully the mouthfuls were a lot tastier. The chatter from Nourish fans about a possible cookbook was growing louder, so last […]

What We Do with Leftover Sourdough

Words Harriet Boucher, Images Ashlee DeCaires Sourdough is one of life’s simplest pleasures. You really can’t beat fresh bread lathered in salty butter. But if you aren’t quick enough it can catch you off guard and be stale before you know it. I admire anyone who has learnt to master the art of sourdough. Mum […]

Harriet’s How To – Kiwi Carrot Cake

Words Harriet Boucher, Images Ashlee Decaires Sarah Tuck’s Big Bad Carrot Cake was my gateway into what I would now deem my favourite cake flavour. I had turned my nose up at the idea of carrot cake my whole life, because why on earth would you put veggies in a cake? Now I’ve been converted […]

What I Do with Tahini

There’s a good chance that if you’ve made hummus at home before, you have a jar of tahini lying around in the fridge. But have you thought of how else to use it? I asked a few of my local insiders about how they use tahini. Tahini is a smooth paste made from grinding hulled […]

Ultimate Cinnamon Buns

Words Harriet Boucher, Images Ashlee DeCaires Mum’s cinnamon buns are iconic in our family. They have been used as bribery, to say thanks, for birthdays, and just for a decadent weekend treat. It was a no-brainer to do this season’s ‘how to’ on the trendy sweet bread. What is a cinnamon roll (or bun, or […]

Fish and Chip Burger

Fish and Chip Burger with Fresh Fennel Slaw and Tartare Fish and chips are a kiwi classic, so why not put the two in a burger? This burger is fresh, crunchy and zingy, perfect for a weeknight meal or make it into sliders for entertaining a crowd. Using a hotdog bun or baguette fits the […]

Poaching an Egg – Harriet’s How To

Words Harriet Boucher, Images Brydie Thompson As a chef, people are always asking me for cooking tips. One of the most common queries is how to poach eggs. So, to start off the ‘Harriet’s How To’ segment, I am going to dive right into world renowned chefs’ take on perfect poachies. I was taught by […]