Do you like your computer? Do you not want to see it ruined? Then this article isn’t for you. Please only continue if you truly and really want to destroy your computing experience. I warned you!Read more
There’s nothing like a long, cool beer for quenching the thirst during summer. But beer can also be eaten.
It’s a great flavour enhancer for many dishes including marinades, stews, breads and even desserts.
A slow cooker can be the best friend of those living in the fast lane. Tasty, nutritious meals can be quickly assembled in one pot in the morning and the delicious aromatic results enjoyed while relaxing in the evening.
Another good thing about slow cookers — they’re great for the budget using minimal electricity and transforming cheaper, tougher cuts of meat into the very, very tender and tasty.Read more
‘Can I substitute baking soda for baking powder in my cake recipe?’ asked a friend. Both are raising (or leavening) agents providing carbon dioxide that encourages cakes to rise. But they’re different.Read more
First we must acknowledge the devastation Covid-19 has caused – here at home and around the world.
Now we must tackle unemployment and get the economy moving again and wise minds are calling for inspiration-ready, future-thinking-ready projects.Read more
The tantalising aromas of cakes and cookies baking is enough to tempt even the family’s most hardened cell phone addict to abandon their device and head for the kitchen.
Brownies can be dressed up or down. Great served with whipped cream, ice cream or yoghurt, they are also delicious dusted with icing sugar.Read more
Hurray! Soup weather has arrived. For me, Monday’s lunch is also Wednesday night’s dinner. I simply double the recipe then freeze it in meal-lot quantities. A good soup is a meal in one bowl, nutritious and easy to eat.
Soup is as old as the history of cooking. It was an economical way of using cereals (roasted and ground into a paste), animal bones and vegetable trimmings.Read more
Encouraging your kids to cook can be rewarding. Initially you may need to work alongside them giving little demonstrations of cutting techniques and measuring.
At breakfast encourage the children to cook an egg in the microwave.Read more
This isn’t the column I wanted to write.
I was back on my bike, back on the road again. Last year I cycled from Cape Reinga to my home in the Waikato. I was continuing the journey this year, heading for Wellington.
When I left home, the coronavirus – Covid-19 – had barely a toehold here. But that changed rapidly as I pedaled slowly along, everyday further from home.Read more
Easter, a time when religious and cultural traditions are observed around the world, is also a time of moveable feasts of traditional foods.
Hot Cross buns, a favourite with New Zealanders, are supposed to be eaten only on Good Friday, never at any other time of the year. But popularity can overcome tradition. This sweet treat is versatile:Read more