Rustic Tamarillo and Apple Tart

Apple balances the intense flavour of tamarillos with the citrus zest adding subtle fragrance. Served with a scoop of ice cream or dollops of whipped cream makes this tart simply irresistible. I like to prepare the tamarillos ahead so they have plenty of time to sweeten up a bit. You can leave them in the […]

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, […]

Kūmara, Cauliflower and Fennel Citrus Salad with Seasoned Fish

The juicy flesh of fish works so well here with the zingy, citrus flavoured kūmara and cauliflower salad. As a stickler for pan-frying fish in butter, I have done so but you could use a little olive oil or a mixture of both butter and oil. Serves 4 600–700g firm-fleshed fish, such as blue cod, […]

Loaded Kūmara

You need to balance flavours in this recipe. Squeezing over lime or lemon juice adds acidity, along with the sumac, and red chilli flakes add heat, with the fresh herbs adding freshness. Adding salt will balance acidity. Serves 4 4 small-medium orange kūmara (each weighing about 200g), scrubbed olive oil for drizzling salt 1 cup […]

Marinated Green Beans

Recipe and Images Kathy Paterson The beans will lose their bright green colour after a few hours if making ahead, but there is no loss of flavour.   Serves 4 400g green beans, trimmed, left whole or sliced 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely […]

Cucumber Salad

Recipes and Images Kathy Paterson Refreshing with a punchy hit from the shallots. The dressing is quite thin so use some crusty bread to mop up all the juices. Serves 4 Dressing ½ cup kefir yoghurt (I used Raglan Food Co natural kefir yoghurt smoothie) 1 tbsp sherry vinegar, or use your favourite white or […]

Cherry Tomato Salad

Recipe and Images Kathy Paterson A bright and cheerful salad, without the need for olive oil (in my view!). For added flavour and substance, add in some thin slices of cured meat. Pancetta is truly delicious – pan-fry slices until dark golden and crisp then crumble a little before adding to the salad at the […]