Yum Yum Noodles

People often wonder what chefs eat on their day off. Here is one of Darren’s (from Delissi in Mount Maunganui) go-to dishes and a great way to use up all manner of veg or meat in your fridge. 1 packet 1cm wide rice sticks or any rice noodle Special sauce Mix together 3 tbsp oyster sauce, 2…

Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Tart

Recipe and Photography: Vicki Ravlich-Horan Serves 4-6 2 sheets of ready-made flaky pastry 150g hot smoked salmon 2 cups milk ½ onion 1 bay leaf 4–5 peppercorns 100g butter ½ cup flour 1 egg, lightly beaten sesame seeds Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. If you have a pizza stone, pop this in the oven to…

Moroccan Pumpkin Parcels

Recipe and Photography: Vicki Ravlich-Horan Pumpkin is the perfect sweet and savoury vegetable which is why it lends itself perfectly to the Moroccan flavours. These gorgeous parcels can be made vegan simply by using oil instead of butter and serving with coconut yoghurt. Makes 4 600-750g butternut pumpkin peeled and deseeded extra virgin olive oil 1…


  Excelso and the Good Trust are continuing their work to bring clean water and sanitation to people in Cambodia.  This year they are determined to bring water to every person in the Thma Puok province of Cambodia.  Currently, less than 2% of people in Thma Puok have safe water sources.  Good.Coffee is still available…




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