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Do Milk Bottles taste ... different?

Pascall has taken the milk out of their Milk Bottles - and customers aren't very happy.

Pascall's creamy lollies have a new dairy-free recipe - and no-one seems to like it.

Eight-year-old makes $166k a month

Five-year-old Ashlee (left) and 8-year-old Charli (right) in one of their baking tutorials.

Australia's mini Martha Stewart and her 5-year-old sister rake in huge income thanks to their online baking tutorials.

Guess limes weren't enough to live on

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04:  Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Inaugural Los Angeles Fatherhood Lunch to Benefit Baby Buggy hosted by Jerry Seinfeld at The Palm Restaurant on March 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Baby Buggy)

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow lasts just four days on her much-mocked grocery shop using a food-stamp budget.

A wee Kiwi dram

White whisky cobbler made with Thomson Manuka Smoke Progress Report, freshly pressed granny smith apple juice, ginger, honey, spices and berries.

We have a long distilling history in this country, and one couple is doing their bit to keep it alive.

Famous faces and their beer

News presenter Hilary Barry with her beer fridge, which she restocks regularly.

When she's not reading the news, it turns out Hilary Barry likes downing a pint just as much as you.

Fish & chip shop note goes viral

Fish and chips - a British institution. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, samples haddock and chips, presumably not from our note writer's shop.

Time off to spend with the family is a shop owner's dream, right? Not this guy's.

All about leftover bread

Don't even think about throwing away that past-its-best loaf.

If you thought toast was the only option for using up a stale loaf, think again.

Ten great Kiwi BYO restaurants

If you think restaurants have overpriced wine lists, finding a good BYO-friendly place to eat is key.

Looking for a great BYO restaurant to ease your fears about snooty service, $35 mains, and overpriced wine lists?

How to make homemade Nutella

Homemade Nutella on toast.

It may not be as smooth and creamy as the one you buy, but it's just as addictive.

Recipe: Venison & bacon burgers

Venison, Bacon and Cheese Burgers

Need to please the kids these school holidays? For a finger-licking and fun meal, serve home-made venison burgers .

The tastiest morning treats

This savoury bread and butter pudding makes a great dinner too.

Start the day off on the right foot with a savoury bread and butter pudding and tropical muesli.

Kristiane's a woman of taste

Kristiane McGregor of Takapuna, Auckland is off to Sweden to compete in a world coffee tasting competition.

Kristiane McGregor's impressive palate will be tested at the World Cup Tasters Championship in Sweden.

Red hot at home

Babich Irongate Cabernet Merlot Franc 2013 and Villa Maria Cellar Selection Organic Merlot 2013.

Kiwis can't get enough of cabernets, merlots and malbecs from Hawke's Bay - here's some top picks.

Moet winemaker on why NZ has it good video

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 09:  Bottles of Moet champagne are seen at the bar on day one of the three day Grand National meeting at Aintree racecourse on April 09, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

And on why you should probably not cellar your Champagne.

Three ways with ... cauliflower

This spiced cauliflower and chickpea salad goes well with grilled fish.

This versatile vegetable doesn't deserve its boring reputation, as these three recipes prove.

The kitchen workhorse

Pan-seared sausages with apple and watercress cooked in a cast-iron frying pan.

Dust off that old cast-iron frying pan and learn how to cook beautiful meats and crunchy stir-fries.

Demand for heirloom tomatoes growing

Anthony and Angela pick a selection for their local farmers’ market.

An Auckland couple eschews commercial tomato growing for an heirloom harvest and an artisan lifestyle.

2 easy heirloom tomato recipes

Fried Green Tomatoes (left) and Tomato, Bread & Sardine Salad (right)

Savour the rich flavours of heirloom tomatoes with these two easy recipes.

Growth of Commonsense Organic gallery

Commonsense Organics founders Jim Kebbell and Marion Wood say their growth has been organic.

Commonsense Organics founders Jim Kebbell and Marion Wood are opening their sixth store in Auckland.

A Southern legend returns

Olivers restaurant has been sympathetically restored.

Olivers in Clyde was a highlight on the food scene in the late 1980s and 1990s, and it's back.

Craft beer on tap in Taranaki

Brian Jordan has helped organise the Taranaki SOBA Mountain Ales Craft Beer Festival on Saturday.

Tickets to a Taranaki craft beer festival have sold out.

The one-pan wonder

An exotic, spicy baked eggs "shakshuka".

These baked eggs with spicy sausage make both a hearty dinner and crowd-pleasing brunch.

from the menu

CoCo at the Roxy, Miramar - Pumpkin and Maple slice.

Coco at the Roxy

Italy's pizza chefs angry at McDonald's

McDonald's tops a classic margherita? That's blasphemy, say Italy's angry pizza chefs.

McDonald's tops a margherita? That's blasphemy, say Italy's angry pizza chefs.

Gwyneth ridiculed for $38 food shop

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04:  Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Inaugural Los Angeles Fatherhood Lunch to Benefit Baby Buggy hosted by Jerry Seinfeld at The Palm Restaurant on March 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Baby Buggy)

Actress takes up challenge of eating on food stamp budget - and immediately attracts criticism for low-calorie choices.

Peanut butter-stuffed double chocolate cookies

Peanut butter and chocolate combine in these can't-stop-eating-them cookies.

Peanut butter and chocolate combine in these can't-stop-eating-them cookies.

Wining and dining on K Rd

Sausage with pickles and mustard

Sample a taste of excellence at new Auckland wine bar Apero.

Dinner in 30: Lamb pappardelle

Pappardelle with red wine lamb & thyme

It's Iron Awareness week - make sure you're getting enough with this lamb pappardelle

Gluten-free mushroom & blue cheese pizza

Mushroom, blue cheese & thyme polenta pizza

This polenta-based "pizza" is the perfect fix for a quick and delicious vegetarian dinner

New Coke, same taste? video

The new Coca-Cola Life.

A new, stevia-sweetened version of Coca Cola has hit New Zealand shelves, but how does it taste?

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