Good Buzz

The Good Buzz kombucha story began modestly in Kaikohe, in 1974. There was a bold new chapter in Wainuiomata in 2014, and it gathered pace a few years later in Tauranga. Today it is perfectly poised for major plot developments. Ryan Christensen, chief executive of Good Buzz Beverage Co, traces the history in the spacious […]

Chilled Soba with Pickled Cucumber, Sesame and Soy

Words and images by Emma Galloway   Chilled Soba with Pickled Cucumber, Sesame and Soy Soba noodles are made with buckwheat flour, but most brands also contain a little wheat flour. If you are gluten free, try searching for gluten-free soba at selected health food stores, or use rice noodles instead. You’ll find black vinegar […]

Cucumber Mint and Lime Ice Blocks

Cucumber, Mint + Lime Ice Blocks With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can make these flavour-packed ice blocks that scream of sunshine and good times. Makes 10–12   Zest of 4–5 limes, plus juice (1/2 cup) 2 cups water ½ cup raw caster sugar handful mint leaves 1 medium telegraph cucumber, roughly chopped […]