It’s Not PR But the 3Rs

Plastic, it’s literally everywhere! It’s wrapped around our food, it’s in our clothing, our carpets, and now it’s on our oceans and our food chain. The invention of plastic in the early 1900s was an environmental breakthrough, replacing the unstainable use of animal and wood products like ivory and tortoiseshell. By the 1960s plastic had […]

Lemon, Rhubarb and Coconut Cake

This cheesecake-like dessert was an instant hit for family Sunday night dinner, so there were no complaints when I had to test it a few more times! Warning, it is big, rich and sweet, which is probably why it was a hit. The tartness of the lemon and rhubarb add a little balance, so if […]

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 […]

Pork And Fennel Meatballs

These tasty little meatballs are perfect served with a tomato pasta sauce and spaghetti or as a standalone canape/snack. 500g pork mince 1 large onion, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1½ tbsp fennel seeds, lightly crushed in a mortar and pestle 1 large apple, peeled and grated zest of a lemon 1 egg ¾ […]

Chicken Picata

Don’t Be Chicken Have you ever looked at the price of two chicken breasts and compared these to the price of a whole chicken? More often than not the price is very similar but just think, when you buy a whole bird, you get the two breasts and more. In these times it pays to […]

Pork and Onion Weed Dumplings

Recipe Vicki Ravlich Horan, Images Ashlee Decaires In these addictive dumplings the traditional spring onion has been replaced with onion weed. If your garden is lucky enough to be onion weed free and you don’t fancy a forage in local parks you can naturally use spring onions. 500g pork mince 1 egg 2 tsp ginger, […]

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 […]

Longing for Lasagne

Words Harriet Boucher, Images Ashlee DeCaires Growing up every birthday mum would ask what I wanted her to cook for my celebration dinner. I gave her the same answer each time – lasagne. I am a lasagne fiend and can’t ever go past it. My usual lasagne normally involves some nearly past it veggies and […]

Lamb Loin with Smoked Kūmara Mash, Kawakawa Pesto & Horopito Salt

Recipes Vicki Ravlich Horan, Images Brydie Thompson On June 24th we will be celebrating Matariki for the first time as a nation. This special time of year is traditionally a time to give thanks for an abundant harvest, to gather whānau around and share food, remembering the past and looking to the future. Like with […]

Peach & Blackberry Crumble

Make the most of late season peaches with fresh blackberries in this free form crumble. ¾ cup flour ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tsp ground ginger ½ tsp cinnamon 100g butter, chilled, chopped ½ cup slivered almonds 4–6 peaches (Golden Queen are my favourite) 2 cups fresh blackberries Mix the flour, sugar and spices in […]