Recipe: Friands with benefits

Enjoy a double hit of passionfruit in these little syrup-soaked cakes.

These light little cakes are all the more scrumptious when they’re drizzled with tangy passionfruit and lemon syrup.

The perfect roasted chicken

Classic Roast Chicken.

There are few dishes more fundamental than a good roast chicken, the basics of which follow two important principles.

Recipe: Flex your Brussels

You can also serve up this salad with a couple of poached or fried eggs for breakfast.

If you’re still getting over the memory of the boiled-to-death veges of your youth, this salad should help change your mind.

Healthy fairy bread alternative video

Aussie food stylist Adeline Waugh shares mermaid toast with her following.

'If someone can feel happy to look at a pretty piece of toast, then why not?'

Where to get good affogatos

Coffee and icecream - you really can't go wrong.

Coffee and icecream is a match made in heaven - especially when it's done just right.

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The perfect roasted chicken

Classic Roast Chicken.

There are few dishes more fundamental than a good roast chicken, the basics of which follow two important principles.

5 comforting potluck dishes

Ginny Grant's potluck-inspired recipes are guaranteed to steal the show.

Friands with benefits

Flex your Brussels

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Recipe: the easiest, edible gift

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

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

We tried: Retropolitan Social Club

The furniture is just like what grandma used to have in her lounge.

Formerly the Cargo Bar, one of the first bars to open in post-quake Christchurch, the space now throws back to the 1970s.

As pure as the grown grape

It's time for the wine industry to step into the spotlight to be held up as the shining example it is.

Jack Hackett's Irish Pub doesn't evoke a strong sense of the Emerald Isle, but some of the food is great.

Not quite the Emerald Isle

The decor may have been kitset-Irish and the Guinness not quite intense enough, but some of the fare was top-notch.

food news

Mite wars: the winning spread video

Allan (Marmite Man) Bowman of Rangiora with some of his collection of Marmite jars.

What's more divisive than the old Marmite v Vegemite debate?

What makes a great cafe? video

Coffee connoisseurs share their secrets to surviving the fiercely competitive bean scene.

Joe's Garage general manager Candice Matthews: "I don't want to be going 'pay now, pay now' because it's not in our nature."

Eateries sweeter than scammer

One bad apple doesn't spoil the barrel, say conned New Plymouth businesses.

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