Panfried tarakihi with Maori (Taewa) purple potato, cauliflower, green peas and lemon butter sauce

There’s nothing quite like a fishy ‘tail’ presented on a relaxed summer’s evening to bring cheer to the family and this version from EastLife contributor AJAY ZALTE, executive chef at Waipuna Hotel and Conference...

Spiced nashi Muffins

Makes 12 average size muffins INGREDIENTS • 1 cup self-raising flour • 1 cup rolled oats • 3/4 cup brown sugar • 2 tsp mixed spice • 2 tsp cinnamon • 1/2 tsp ground cloves • 1/2 tsp baking soda • 1/2 tsp...

Italian Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

This Italian Meatball recipe is easy to throw together for family and friends leaving you with added time to spend outdoors enjoying the warm sunshine as it begins to make its presence felt. A truly...

Beef short rib With beetroot pappardelle pasta

Whether warming in winter or scintillating in spring, when it comes to delightful dining, the hot shot chefs at Napier’s Mission Estate know how to dish up fantastic fare! What’s more, they are generous enough to...

Purple is grape, green is best!

Come summer many Kiwis and visitors are sure to find their way to the cellar doors of New Zealand’s wineries. While there is a multitude to chose from, the Peter Yealand Estate in Marlborough...

Farrah’s quesadillas

When asked what’s for dinner, some may say quesadillas, others will say tortillas but, often enough, they’ll both involve Farrah’s wraps. These versatile wraps can be enjoyed with almost any mix of fillings our hearts...

Dining in Style

Every month it’s a case of ‘guess who’s coming to dinner?’ at Ryman’s Bruce McLaren Retirement Village in Howick. This glamorous ‘fine dining’ event is always in hot demand and well attended with residents relishing the...
Recipe Sardines with eggplant and tomato ragout

Sardines with eggplant and tomato ragout

Many a member of our team has sampled the delightful fare at Napier’s Mission Estate. However, as we can’t all head down to the Hawkes Bay every month, here’s a tempting taster of what awaits...

Goulash with Bacon and Cranberries

Lashings of this dish are bound to be requested once guests gain a taste of Mr Brown’s cooking! This month, we have another recipe supplied by Duncan NZ Venison and conceived by Graham Brown from...

Chickpea Curry with Pumpkin and Baby Spinach

Many a cookbook has been proclaimed ‘the best ever’ but one recipe book has been officially named best “Health and Nutrition” cookbook in the world for 2016 at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, held...

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