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    Recipe: Homemade Turkish delight ice cream

    Recipe: Homemade Turkish delight ice cream


    For the sweet-toothed, you may like to mix three finely-chopped chocolate-coated Fry's Turkish Delight bars into this divine pink confection, instead of the...

    For the sweet-toothed, you may like to mix three finely-chopped chocolate-coated Fry's Turkish Delight bars into this divine pink confection, instead of the pistachios.
    Use up that leftover Christmas ham

    Use up that leftover Christmas ham


    In Dodie Smith's brilliant novel, I Capture The Castle, the impoverished, bohemian Mortmain family is beyond grateful when its wealthy American landlords and neighbours send over a ham at...

    In Dodie Smith's brilliant novel, I Capture The Castle, the impoverished, bohemian Mortmain family is beyond grateful when its wealthy American landlords and neighbours send over a ham at Christmas.
    Summer salmon and salad dishes to impress at your next barbecue

    Summer salmon and salad dishes to impress at your next barbecue


    If, like me, you have left the Christmas food planning on the back burner, here are a couple of recipes to pull out of the hat to your...

    If, like me, you have left the Christmas food planning on the back burner, here are a couple of recipes to pull out of the hat to your guests.
    Review: The Hudson, Wellington

    Review: The Hudson, Wellington


    A taste of... The Hudson, Chews Lane, Te Aro,...

    A taste of... The Hudson, Chews Lane, Te Aro, Wellington
    Recipe: Black forest cake from Cafe Te Horo

    Recipe: Black forest cake from Cafe Te Horo


    Reader Ellen Howell visits Cafe Te Horo during her travels up the Kapiti Coast. On one particular stop she enjoyed its black forest cake and would like the...

    Reader Ellen Howell visits Cafe Te Horo during her travels up the Kapiti Coast. On one particular stop she enjoyed its black forest cake and would like the recipe. 
    Pavlova was born for the role of Kiwi Christmas dessert

    Pavlova was born for the role of Kiwi Christmas dessert


    I don't cook a pavlova for dessert for Christmas Day dinner because it is the wonderful Kiwi traditional dessert - even though it...

    I don't cook a pavlova for dessert for Christmas Day dinner because it is the wonderful Kiwi traditional dessert - even though it is.
    Auckland businesswoman fined over false wine export applications

    Auckland businesswoman fined over false wine export applications


    An Auckland wine exporter has been found guilty of deliberately procuring deceptive and false wine export documentation related to wine destined for...

    An Auckland wine exporter has been found guilty of deliberately procuring deceptive and false wine export documentation related to wine destined for Ireland.
    Student bags a holey surprise when chips are down

    Student bags a holey surprise when chips are down


    Sophia Walters got a hole lot more than she was expecting when she munched into a bag of her favourite salt and vinegar...

    Sophia Walters got a hole lot more than she was expecting when she munched into a bag of her favourite salt and vinegar chips.
    Recipe: lamington cake by Jordan Rondel

    Recipe: lamington cake by Jordan Rondel


    The other day I had an insatiable craving for a warmed chocolate lamington served with jam and cream, so I dreamed up this recipe and got straight in the kitchen. Needless to say, it hit the...

    The other day I had an insatiable craving for a warmed chocolate lamington served with jam and cream, so I dreamed up this recipe and got straight in the kitchen. Needless to say, it hit the spot.
    Recipes: Sam Mannering's sweetbreads, plus pear, almond and lemon galette

    Recipes: Sam Mannering's sweetbreads, plus pear, almond and lemon galette


    I can't wait to see how this one will go down. To say you don't like sweetbreads isn't good enough. You haven't tried these sweetbreads. Loving homage sto Fergus Henderson, this for me is one of those death-row meals and one of my favourite treats at...

    I can't wait to see how this one will go down. To say you don't like sweetbreads isn't good enough. You haven't tried these sweetbreads. Loving homage sto Fergus Henderson, this for me is one of those death-row meals and one of my favourite treats at this time of year. Glorious, honestly. The peas are starting to come in now – but use peeled broad beans, snow peas, mange tout… anything along these lines is delicious. 
    Pantry adventures: polenta

    Pantry adventures: polenta


    I'd always known polenta was a staple dish in Northern Italy but when I recently spent a few sun-soaked days in the Swiss southern canton of Ticino, I realised its popularity crosses that border. They're big on the Slow Food movement in Ticino, and their...

    I'd always known polenta was a staple dish in Northern Italy but when I recently spent a few sun-soaked days in the Swiss southern canton of Ticino, I realised its popularity crosses that border. They're big on the Slow Food movement in Ticino, and their traditional integrale (wholemeal) yellow, red and blue varieties of cornmeal proudly bear the blue and red Ticinese flag on the packaging. In the local morning market, the longest queue wasn't for cannoli or cheese, but for the stall of an old man selling portions of cooked polenta from a big vat: customers brought their own containers, some so large as to suggest a hearty extended family lunch was on the cards. 
    I don't love animals. Is that why I eat meat?

    I don't love animals. Is that why I eat meat?


    OPINION: Can you be an animal lover and still eat meat? It's a question I've been asking all my animal loving, meat eating friends...

    OPINION: Can you be an animal lover and still eat meat? It's a question I've been asking all my animal loving, meat eating friends lately.
    Drinks recipes: homemade alcoholic slushies, for the summer of your dreams

    Drinks recipes: homemade alcoholic slushies, for the summer of your dreams


    Frozen drinks have gotten a bad rap over the years. People have seen them as tacky and juvenile. Think of the huge slurpee-type machines at events that churn out neon blue "cocktails" and offer you simultaneous brainfreeze, a blue tongue and impaired...

    Frozen drinks have gotten a bad rap over the years. People have seen them as tacky and juvenile. Think of the huge slurpee-type machines at events that churn out neon blue "cocktails" and offer you simultaneous brainfreeze, a blue tongue and impaired motor function, leaving you like an over-stimulated toddler who can't get out of a ball pit by themselves.