The Farmers’ Market, a Tauranga Institution, Turns Twenty!

Words Liz French The Tauranga Farmers market began with a dream … and two decades on, it’s very much a permanent reality and a regular shopping and social event for many in the BOP. It celebrates its 20th birthday on Saturday 4 February, 2023. The market was the brainchild of Olive Caddie. She and her […]

Garden Bounty

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan Images Ashlee DeCaires Dotted through Hamilton Gardens you’ll spot some of the healthiest Quince trees around and at this time of year they are laden.  An ancient fruit, the quince has fallen out of favour in recent times, possibly due to the work involved in turning the rose scented fruit into anything […]

Summertime Gazpacho with Basil Oil     

Recipes Ian harrison, Sugo. Images Brydie Thompson Summertime Gazpacho with Basil Oil                        The trick to making this the best is using the best produce you can get. The farmers market must be the best place for these treats. You don’t want a strong olive oil for the basil oil because it will steal from […]

Essential Ingredients

Globe Artichokes I love them and wait all year to get some during their short season. Great in risotto, fish dishes, sautéed with cherry tomatoes, capers and basil. As a little snack with vino. Mix of breadcrumbs, garlic and parsley stuffed into each leave and then steam them in a pot with chicken stock. To […]