Tagged: cuisine

Ginger nuts: Chocolate Gingerbread

Ginger is big business in New Zealand. Whether it’s the pieces of ginger slice available in every café and bakery, gingernut biscuits beloved by the boyfriend’s parents, the many brands of commonly available ginger beer (not in the least bit like the insipid ginger ale mixer common in Irish bars) – the best of which is always a hotly debated topic of contention in the boyfriend’s household – or Ginger Bear sweets (like gummy bears, but with a ginger kick) it seems like the Kiwis just can’t get enough ginger.

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Old faithful: Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lemon

Sometimes familiarity breeds contempt and that has surely been the case with one of my trademark dishes – Lemon and Garlic Chicken. This is a dish that I have been cooking for years. It gets trotted out at regular intervals if friends are coming round for dinner and for many years it, and a variation on Apple Crumble, were my fail-safe dishes for those occasions.

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A good haul

In the Salvation Army shop the other day I discovered the one thing that would make me look the part while marketing – a wicker basket!

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Food & Wine Magazine, Ireland

A blurred copy of the picture from the bottom of the Food & Wine Magazine cover Great excitement here this afternoon when I got an email from friends in Ireland to say that my article on food in New Zealand has been published in this month’s edition of Ireland’s Food & Wine Magazine! It’s the new look edition of “Ireland’s Food and Drink Bible” with a picture of a lovely looking iced summer treat on the cover.

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Food & Wine Magazine, Ireland

A blurred copy of the picture from the bottom of the Food & Wine Magazine cover Great excitement here this afternoon when I got an email from friends in Ireland to say that my article on food in New Zealand has been published in this month’s edition of Ireland’s Food & Wine Magazine! It’s the new look edition of “Ireland’s Food and Drink Bible” with a picture of a lovely looking iced summer treat on the cover.


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