20 Ways with Sauerkraut and Kimchi

  While fermented foods were once the domain of alternative lifestylers, the bug is super catchy and is now finding its way into homes (and supermarkets) everywhere.  From kimchi, kombucha, sour doughs, sauerkrauts and kefir, fermenting is the new buzz … Read more »

Bali with Our Teens

    Warning:  If you are a family that likes riding elephants or zoos, apologies you won’t find that here. There is an eager air of anticipation as our boat is loaded with guests, dive gear and a reassuring ratio … Read more »

How to use Yuzu

  The Yuzu is a citrus, although quite different to citrus that we are used to here in New Zealand.  Looking a bit like a large bumpy mandarin they are anything but. Originally from Japan, the yuzu is a hybrid … Read more »

Tasty Barbecue Ideas

Tasty Barbecue Ideas

With the days being hot enough to almost cook an egg on the patio,  most of us are choosing to cook and eat outside in the evening cool rather than face the heat of the kitchen. With tongs in our … Read more »

Spicing Up Summer

  With long summer days ahead of us it is time to relax, unwind and enjoy some fabulous easy recipes that also have a little zing to make them interesting. This feature is brought to you by Valcom, makers of … Read more »

Meat & Three – Kathy Paterson

  Meat & Three – Kathy Paterson Kathy Paterson needs little introduction, originally a teacher at Cordon Bleu cooking school in London and Auckland, followed by running a highly successful catering business in Auckland, Kathy is now a prominent NZ … Read more »

A Taste of Morocco

As we wind away along a narrow rutted goat track road, the Atlas Mountains tower above us, their craggy yellowish clay colour matching the houses that cluster in their ridges.  In contrast the narrow river valley is a brilliant green, … Read more »