Secret to perfect poached eggs video

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Get out the strainer and ladle because here are three steps to guarantee a professional-level poachie every time.

Taste testing at Noodle Markets

A selection of dishes from the Night Noodle Markets.

The night was warm, the beer was flowing, and the queues were long - but what was the food actually like?

Seared salmon with scallops

Seared salmon with scallops and minted pea paste

Served with a minted pea paste, this makes easy and impressive main course for a summer dinner party.

Toasted coconut ice cream

Toasted coconut ice cream with roasted nectarines

The taste of summer... roasted nectarines with a home-made coconut ice cream.

Time to get figgy with it

Figs, chocolate and wine: what's not to like about these shiraz fig brownies?

Here's how to use the luscious summer fruit in a unique brownie recipe.

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Secret to perfect poached eggs video

egg

Get out the strainer and ladle because here are three steps to guarantee a professional-level poachie every time.

Seared salmon with scallops

Served with a minted pea paste, this makes easy and impressive main course for a summer dinner party.

Toasted coconut ice cream

Time to get figgy with it

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

Absinthe: The facts and the myths

Absinthe is one of the world's least understood liquors.

A Green Fairy to some and the Green Curse to others, this is one of the world's least understood liquors.

Chequebook wine reviews debated

A few years ago a friend was selling his house.  It had some minor structural issues and there was no rush to buy until a young couple began to show an interest.  They were, however, concerned at the problems they would be inheriting. The real estate agent said he would bring a builder along to discuss the matter with them. The builder duly came, allayed their fears and the sale went ahead.

Panhead's Supercharger topped a poll among the country's dedicated beer fans.

Why this is the best beer in NZ

The country's biggest beer fans have voted Panhead's Supercharger as their favourite drop.

food news

Noodle markets still heaving

The Collier and Munro families came together for a night with noodles.

The queues were a little shorter, and the wait times were a little less - but the appetites were just as large.

Lewis Road enters the ice cream market

After the hits and misses of chocolate, 'breast' and reindeer milk, will these ice creams cause as much hype?

Bell Tea and Coffee Company boss Mark Hamilton says Bell and Hummingbird have complimentary expansion ambitions.

Combining tea and coffee

Bell Tea and Christchurch coffee roaster Hummingbird look to expand together.

Who is the winner of the Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards?

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