Boiled Eggs with Soldiers

Boiled Eggs with Soldiers

Boiled Eggs with Soldiers – Alison Mckee Be it fish pie or bread and butter pudding ‘comfort’ or ‘nursery’ food is constantly being reinvented and always fashionable. Soft-boiled or runny ‘Egg and Soldiers’ is just one of those dishes that, … Read more »

Cooks Knives

Cooks Knives

I know being a semi proffessional cook that I should have a good selection of quality knives kept in a good condition but to be honest mine are anything but! Everytime I do a photo shoot my stylist reminds me just how … Read more »

New Zealand Bacon

New Zealand Bacon

Last Friday I flew to Wellington to be a judge at the inaugural Lesnies 100% New Zealand Bacon Competition. The criteria for entry was that the bacon be New Zealand Pork. While this may seem logical unfortunately it did prohibit some of … Read more »

Winter Pudding Recipes

Winter Pudding Recipes

Puddings Back in Style – Tammy McLeodWhen it comes to something sweet to eat after a meal in winter, the word pudding conjures up delicious, hot, tummy filling food. As children we had pudding with dinner most nights – more … Read more »

Kid's Birthday Parties

Kid’s Birthday Parties

Jemima was 5 on Monday and as usual we had a rather large party for her friends, siblings and parents on the Sunday afternoon.  For the first few birthday parties I served loads of sweets and treats and shrugged that … Read more »

Eating Real Food

Eating Real Food

Yesterday I had the privelege of attending a lunch at Soul in Auckland where Michael Pollan was guest speaker.  I have previously read his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma which was incredibly thought provoking and I have just started his latest … Read more »

Cooking Wild Duck

Cooking Wild Duck

While I was sitting back enjoying gorgeous food and wine at Savour New Zealand, Ed was sitting in a maimai aiming a gun at ducks.  I generally pay very little interest in this as the thought of shooting and perhpas … Read more »

Verjuice

Verjuice

Verjuice – Alison McKee Verjuice, the juice of unripe grapes, was first produced in New Zealand in 1997 and is now produced in most winemaking regions prior to the annual harvest. Unlike wine Verjuice is not fermented and therefore contains … Read more »

Jam Making

Jam Making

Jam Making – Tammy McLeod I never really liked jam, until I discovered that home made jam has a very different taste to the store bought product. Jam making is something I began about five years ago, my first attempt … Read more »