While we are fast approaching the season of gift giving this is not just confined to Christmas as there are often occasions during the year when you want to take a little something when out for dinner, as a thank … Read more
Helen Jackson. One of the great things about the festive season is that people make shortbread. While of course it is made at other times of the year, it is Christmas time when it really comes into its own and … Read more
It is wonderful at Christmas to take the time to enjoy some traditional pleasures such as the Roast Turkey Christmas Dinner. I love continuing traditions that my children will then take away with them, in our house a turkey is as essential … Read more
The statistics are horrifying, while millions in the world starve, here in the Western world it is estimated that 30-40% of all food produced is thrown out.
“Hello, where are you from?” “New Zealand.” “Ahh Daniel Vettori, he is a very good cricket player.” This conversation happened more times than you might imagine on my recent trip to Sri Lanka. Cricket is the universal language here and … Read more
Asparagus season is here and we have a list of fabulous recipes to help you make the most from your green jeweled stems. Foodlovers by Helen Jackson Read more
Some of my favourite all time meals are based around pasta and while they come and go in my cooking repertoire, they remain timeless in my mind. Pasta is one of the ultimate in comfort foods and something … Read more
The kids are back at school, the sun is shining and the days are hot! So hot that be it water, meals or our groceries, February is all about keeping it cool and keeping it simple. Yes autumn is just … Read more
Despite the inclement weather patterns that are creating havoc around the country for gardeners and campers alike, there is still plenty ready for picking from gardens or at your local farmers market.
Party season is almost here and be it 15 or 50, chances are you will need to host drinks for friends and families some time over the next few months. With that in mind we have grouped some of … Read more
Summer and meringues go hand in hand, whether they are crisp and crumbly, a little chewy, marshmallow like or soft swirls topping fruit tarts.
It is that time of year when New World once again announces their Top 50 wines in the New World Wine Awards.
In this busy life where both parents often work full time, there are roles in the home that seemed to have stayed the same. A recent survey of NZ women shows that in most Kiwi homes it is the … Read more
There is something very satisfying in baking with yeast and at this time of year hot cross buns are top of the list. The fruity, spicy, yeasty smell of dough rising and buns baking is well worth the time it … Read more