Favourite foodie ‘grams

When it comes to meal inspiration, one place you can always count on finding something new is the internet. And in particular, Instagram is establishing itself as a hub not only for recipe sharing, but for bringing food lovers together to indulge in all things edible. ALEX’S KITCHEN STORY @Alexskitchenstory Kiwi-in-London Alex Haslop has built […]

BBQ Beauties – Asian recipes

With entertaining season just around the corner, it’s time to get your BBQ game on! Give these two simple Asian-style pork recipes a whirl – you won’t be disappointed. THAI STYLE NZ PORK PATTIES Recipes and photos supplied by NZ Pork      Ingredients 400g NZ pork mince ½ tsp salt ½ tsp fish sauce […]

Strawberry Lime Popsicles

Strawberry Lime Popsicles

Zingy, refreshing, vibrant, healthy, easy to make and oh so delicious! Need we say more? With just three ingredients and very little added sugar, these Strawberry Lime Popsicles are the coolest little treats for a hot day.     INGREDIENTS 2 punnets strawberries, hulled and quartered (about 1 and a half cups when cut up) […]

Frozen Berry Ice Cream Cake

Frozen Berry Ice Cream Cake: Recipe with Metropol

Have your cake and eat it too, with this berrylicious beauty. Refined sugar-free, gluten-free and nut-free, it is extraordinarily easy to make and doesn’t include any guilt! It’s the perfect option for entertaining this summer and you can work in whatever fruits – fresh, frozen or even canned – you choose.     INGREDIENTS Base […]

Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Blueberry Cheesecake Bars: Recipe

Creamy lemon cheesecake bars swirled with blueberries on a simple biscuit base. Careful, this may become a new favourite!   Ingredients Crust 1.5 cups basic biscuits 6 Tablespoons or 90g melted butter 1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar Filling 450g cream cheese, softened to room temperature 1 large egg 1/3 cup caster sugar Zest of 2 […]

Peanut butter & white choc squares

Peanut butter & white choc squares: Recipes

The easiest and yummiest no-bake peanut butter slices with white chocolate       Ingredients 2 cups (approx 170g) crushed Super Wine biscuits or similar 220g butter melted 1 cup peanut butter melted 2 cups icing sugar 1 1/2 cups white chocolate melts 4 tbs peanut butter extra Method Grease and line a rectangular (32X20cm) […]

market to table

Finding Spring Fare: All-new ‘market to table’ cooking demonstrations

At the beginning of this month, the Farmers Market Spring Festival launched all-new ‘market to table’ cooking demonstrations. Jax Hamilton introduced the first of these with her usual enthusiasm and flair from the kitchen verandah at Riccarton House.     The demonstrations will continue from 10-10:30am every Saturday during the warmer months, with chefs sharing […]

Star of the Show

Star of the Show: Recipes

Star anise is the star of the culinary show with these chocolate fondant cakes with orange ice cream, adding spice to what is a fairly traditional cake. Ingredients For the orange ice cream 300ml double cream 300ml full fat milk 1 orange, zest and 2 tbsp juice 6 egg yolks 1/2 cup caster sugar For […]

choc cheesecake brownie

Raspberry choc cheesecake brownie: Recipe

Raspberries, chocolate, cheesecake and brownie are some of the best things in life, so why not put them all together for a decadent winter treat? Makes about 24 brownies ingredients: CHOCOLATE BATTER 1 cup unsalted butter 2 1/4 cups sugar 1 1/4 cups baking cocoa 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon powdered […]

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with blue cheese & thyme: Recipe

Nothing soothes the soul and fills the tummy quite like a soup in winter. Here’s one of our favourites.     Ingredients: 6 cups peeled, seeded and diced butternut squash 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tbs salt 1 tsp freshly ground pepper 3 tbs butter 3 cups chopped onions 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1 clove […]