Rice pudding with fruit compote

This is nice served warm or chilled.

This makes a nice treat whether it's served warm or chilled.

What to cook for Father's Day

Hand-cut chips with caramelised onion aioli are a moreish treat.

Show him you care on Sunday with a delicious homemade blue-cheese burger, served with hand-cut chips and aioli.

Chicken legs with citrus

This chicken would make a delicious pair with a potato mash.

This orange-and-lemon chicken would be extra delicious when paired with a potato mash.

A showstopping red velvet cake

Vertical layered red velvet cake.

This rich, vertical layered cake may look tricky, but making it is surprisingly simple.

Feeling shame over 'ethnic' food

We are increasingly interested where our food comes from. Surely, that should extend to a meal's cultural roots, right?

Somehow, my family's food went from "Chinese grossness" to the "hottest food trend".

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recipes

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.

drinks

Shaken not stirred, and in high spirits

Bartender Ray Letoa preparing his winning cocktail at CoCo at the Roxy, where he has worked since 2011

Ray Letoa has shaken and stirred his way to the top of a Wellington cocktail competition.

Tasting wine is hard work – really

A day's wine tasting is both mentally and physically exhausting.

Renwick SuperValue store manager Ravi Mahajan is excited to be one of the supermarkets which will sell Lewis Road Creamery's flavoured milk for the first time in the South Island.

Lewis Rd milk arrives in Marlborough

Marlborough milk lovers can finally celebrate as the much hyped Lewis Road Creamery chocolate milk arrives on South Island shores from Wednesday.

food news

Shaken not stirred, and in high spirits

Bartender Ray Letoa preparing his winning cocktail at CoCo at the Roxy, where he has worked since 2011

Ray Letoa has shaken and stirred his way to the top of a Wellington cocktail competition.

Chocolate milk sells out

They've waited since October, but South Islanders finally got to try Lewis Road milk.

Karla Gichard hopes West Coast Cocoa goes even further than London.

London gets kiwi cocoa

The process of crafting cocoa powder is dusty and "you come out smelling like a chocolate bar."

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