Dessert lovers, meet the 'piecaken'

Can't decide between pie or cake? Have both!

Layers of pie, stuffed in a cake and slathered in butter cream. What's not to like?

Recipe: Barbecue chicken salad

All fired up: Barbecue chicken, corn and baby cos salad.

Delicious chook is the star of this substantial salad, complemented by homemade ranch dressing.

How to really cut a capsicum video

Are you doing it the hard way?

Avoid getting those seeds in your gourmet meal with this simple method of cutting a capsicum.

Is veg really too expensive?

Vegetables aren't expensive when you grow them yourself, like dietitian Suzie Konijn and her family.

Vegetables aren't unaffordable when you grow them yourself, like dietitian Suzie Konijn and her family.

Refreshing summer peach split

A very light and fruity hot-day dessert.

A great way to celebrate this seasonal stone fruit and embrace the fresh flavours of summer.

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Recipe: Prawn and vermicelli salad

This dish is punchy, salty, hot and sweet, yet vibrantly fresh and cleansing.

This Thai dish eats beautifully as a stand-alone salad or as a component of a feast.

Recipe: Parmesan courgette fries

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

3 ways with... salad dressings

Recipe: Prawn tabbouleh

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.


Kiwi wines win big overseas

Crown Range Cellar managing director Jing Song, left, and Crown Range Cellar co-founder Grant Taylor are overwhelmed their pinot noir was awarded at trophy at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)

An unlikely friendship between a veteran winemaker and a young woman from China has resulted in continued success on the world stage.

Crazy new health 'elixirs' to try

Tonics, fermented drinks, and natural waters are the new black. But, cool factor aside, what do they actually do?

Brightwater Vineyards co-owner Valley Neale, left, and winemaker Tony Southgate sample some vino at the Air NZ Wine Awards Tasting at the Rutherford Hotel on Saturday.

Nelson wines amongst NZ's finest

Several gold and silver award winning wines from Nelson are on show today ahead of the Air NZ Wine Awards dinner.

food news

Tainted berries: Q and (Hep) A

All frozen berry products imported into New Zealand are at risk.

All frozen berries imported to NZ could potentially spread Hepatitis A. What do you need to know?

Nigella Lawson is coming to NZ

The popular celebrity chef has picked Invercargill over other South Island hot spots for her New Zealand tour in the new year.

What happens when you try to grill a cheese sandwich in a toaster.

The toaster trick you shouldn't try

"Life hacks" are supposed to make your chores easier - yet this one almost burned a woman's house down.

Find out the top 12 red meat dishes in New Zealand from the finalists in the Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards.

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