Masterchef NZ runners up Nikki and Jordan Shearer continue to impress us with their easy-to-make creations, including this haloumi and red quinoa salad with tahini dressing.
Avocados are one of nature’s super-foods. They’re grown in New Zealand and they’re in season now, so there’s never been a better ntime to go green, writes Peta Stavelli.
Tamarillos are in season now. These versatile fruits come in a variety of jewel-like colours and are rich in antioxidants, being high in vitamins A, B6 and C. They also contain vitamin E and thiamine and the minerals potassium, manganese and copper, which helps the body to use iron more effectively – as well as smaller amounts of selenium, phosphorus, boron, zinc, iron, chromium and molybdenum. In short, they’re really good for you! And if you’re spending some time off the road this winter, why not use the time to stock up on some spicy sauces and chutneys, or to make a simple and delicious fruit brandy?
To my thinking, potatoes are the ultimate comfort food — boiled, in soups or stews, mashed, baked, fried, or as a pie topping. If you also love spuds, here are some ideas on how to get the best out of them.
Even as the days begin to draw in, the delights of a late summer barbecue can be hotly appreciated if you make the most of the wealth of seasonal produce.