Taste of Thai

Helen Jackson With a passion for South East Asian food, a love of curries and aromatics, Thailand was the perfect choice for a family mid-winter escape. Despite the fact that our 3 lively children had never flown more than about … Read more »

Kangaroo Island and Tasmania Fare

There’s nothing like Australia! This month’s travel section is full of sights and tastes from destinations all around Australia, after all ‘there’s nothing like Australia’. There’s also some great prizes up for grabs. Kiwis love holidaying in Australia more than … Read more »

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

While many of us are complaining about the heat and humidity that is currently wafting over New Zealand I for one am as happy as can be and as I sit in my overly hot study I reminisce on a … Read more »

Summer Salads

Summer Salads

Virgil Evetts Summer is the natural season of the salad. Well priced and flavoursome produce abounds, and the chirpy zing of a good salad is often just what the body craves in the punishing heat.

Light Summer Cooking

Light Summer Cooking

  Virgil Evetts Who can be bothered with the whole galley slave routine this time of year? It’s far too hot to hang about over the stove, and as heat-heckled appetites grow spartan, the food should too.

Picnics

Picnics

During  January, along with many New Zealanders  we plan to head to the beach, enjoy a summer break and do as little as humanly possible.  I have been rustling in cupboards searching out insect repellent, hats and picnic rugs. Food for … Read more »

The Summer Barbeque

The Summer Barbeque

Virgil Evetts In the close and cloying heat of the Auckland summer I’m so very grateful for my BBQ. For months on end most of my cooking moves outdoors, while the house remains cool and mercifully free of food odours … Read more »

Herbal Summer

Herbal Summer

Virgil Evetts When I was small, my mother took a part-time job packing herbs for what was at the time New Zealand’s only boutique herb (and spice) importer, Ma Hellion. The shop was close to my school, so I’d often … Read more »