Strawberry & cream shortcakes

Strawberry and cream shortcakes.

These shortcakes are a great alternative to scones and jam and allow the fresh strawberries to shine.

Healthy afternoon snacks

Fruit can be a delicious afternoon snack.

Here are a few healthy go-to snacks to stop you heading for the vending machine at 4pm.

Our top six pumpkin recipes

Spiced-up pumpkin curry.

Here's some inspiration for those who would rather eat pumpkins than carve them.

What to do with... cherries

Cherries are a quintessential summer fruit.

Summer is fast approaching, as is cherry season, so here's some ideas for using the sweet-but-tart fruits in dishes.

Spiced cucumber gazpacho

Full of rich flavour and colour.

This chilled summer soup is served with exotic banana prawns - or a salted cheese for vegetarians.

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Recipe: Parmesan courgette fries

PARMESAN COURGETTE FRIES: Much lighter and healthier than your regular deep-fried potato version.

Who needs potato chips when you can make something much healthier with courgettes.

3 ways with... salad dressings

Step away from that bottle of ready-made salad dressing.

Recipe: Prawn tabbouleh

Five perfect peach recipes

readers' recipes

Recipe: the easiest, edible gift stuff nation

STOCKING STUFFERS: Or tummy stuffers, for that matter.

Even my allergic-to-the-kitchen husband could knock these feative treats out.

Recipe: Feel-good stir fry stuff nation

This yummy, veggie stir fry from Kat Guise is a quick meal that won't hit you too hard in the pocket.

MMM ... MUFFINS: These muffins can be served with cream or yogurt. .

Fruity gluten-free muffins recipe

Yummy home-baked muffins? These gluten-free, grain-free, low sugar muffins are just the thing.


Familiar beers worth revisiting

Luke Nicholas' Epic Armageddon may be winning all the awards, but his Pale Ale is among a number of beers people should not overlook.

With new beers released every other day, we sometimes forget about more common brews.

Is instant coffee the next big thing?

You might not need that fancy coffee machine much longer, instant coffee is set to make a comeback.

Lion, the country's largest brewer, was named champion brewer at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand awards.

Lion's win was fair and square

The big brewer's win is being questioned by some, but the process is transparent.

food news

Princesses given meaty makeover

Lucky Peach magazine has reimagined Disney Princesses as hot dogs.

A quirky food journal has turned humble hot dogs into Disney princesses.

From the Menu: saffron seafood chowder

Boat Cafe's Saffron Seafood Chowder

Burger King's Halloween Whopper goes in one colour and, unintentionally, comes out another.

Halloween burger causes green poop

Burger King release a limited-edition black burger in the US which goes in one colour and, unintentionally, comes out another.

New Zealand's top chefs are showcasing their craft in the Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards.

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