Koftas

Koftas

Koftas are meatballs, made with onion and the fragrant spices of the Middle East and one of the wide range of foods from that part of the world that have now become more common in our diets – think pita bread, hummus, olives, dates, sumac, mint and yoghurt. So,...
Chipotle Ribs with Roast Corn

Chipotle Ribs with Roast Corn

Got some friends or whanau coming over this summer? Why not make pork ribs? Think about that tender meat falling off the bone, crunchy bits from the grill or barbie, tangy and sticky with sauce? There’s not much to do to make this tasty meal – in fact you could cook...
Anyone for a Gin?

Anyone for a Gin?

Do you know we have our very own gin distillery here on the Coromandel Peninsula? As the days get longer and warmer, I do enjoy a gin and tonic on the deck… there is something about a long gin that is very thirst quenching on a humid day, isn’t there? It’s the...
Beef brisket

Beef brisket

The new owners of our local butchery are the lovely Matt and Chelsie. Chatting the other day, we agreed it can be tricky to cook a less-familiar cut of meat, so they are providing the meat and I am providing the expertise… starting with beef brisket. It’s a meat...
Finding time for yourself as a parent

Finding time for yourself as a parent

I’ve recently got a job writing for Natural Parent Magazine. Thinking back on when my son was a pre-schooler has been great fun (and a bit nostalgic!) Here’s the first of the articles I’ve written, which I hope you enjoy. Having young children is...

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