The best-ever hot cross buns gallery

Hot Cross Buns

These fruity, gently spiced buns are simple to make and will win you serious brownie points.

Currying flavour with the family

25022015 Food Photo:Dean Kozanic/FairfaxNZ.  Prwan and eggplant green curry. Jenny Garing food.

These easy-to-make-at-home Thai curry pastes will definitely spice up your weekend dinner time.

Is teff the newest superfood?

THE NEXT BIG SUPERFOOD? Teff is the smallest known grain in the world, tinier even than a poppy seed.

There's a new contender to add to the gluten-free mix: the smallest known grain in the world.

'Perfect' glass for Kiwi drop

Central Otago Winegrowers Association spokesperson Rudi Bauer with the "perfect" glass to enjoy Central Otago Pinot Noir.

A European glassware company has created the "perfect glass" for Central Otago Pinot Noir.

3 ways with: Chicken thighs

Chicken, bacon and beans for Three Ways With...

Quick-cooking and full of flavour, these tender cuts are a busy cook’s saviour.

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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

'Perfect' glass for Kiwi drop

Central Otago Winegrowers Association spokesperson Rudi Bauer with the "perfect" glass to enjoy Central Otago Pinot Noir.

A European glassware company has created the "perfect glass" to enjoy Central Otago Pinot Noir.

Are you a true beer lover?

Think low alcohol means low flavour? Think again, says beer expert Phil Cook.

KEEP OUT OF THE FRIDGE: Coffee beans may look good out on display but they should be stored in a dark, airtight environment.

Never store coffee in the fridge

It's the subject of much debate but moisture from a fridge or freezercan turn the beans bad, experts say.

food news

Price of beer to rise

Overseas-owned breweries Lion, DB and Independent Breweries are all hiking beer prices by the end of April.

1 min ago  Lion, DB and Independent Breweries are all hiking their prices.

'A bake-off on steroids'

Queenstown dads are rolling up their sleeves and preparing for battle at this weekend's Blokes' Bake-Off.

Hayley Turner, 20, and Peter Whyte, 20, try some treats at the Udderly Wild Desserts stall at Hokitika's Wildfoods Festival.

Wildfoods failure

The future of Hokitika's Wildfoods Festival is in doubt after it failed to break even this year.

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