The perfect partner for your cupper, or seasonal giving made easy. Either fill the tins or give away these decadent delights  Recipe Rebekah White, Photography Amanda Reelick Double ginger make these biscuits a spicy hit. The soft dough means they always turn out perfectly round.  1/2 cup brown

A richly flavoured and dramatic way to prepare braised red cabbage. Ideal as an accompanying vegetable dish to various autumnal meals.  2 tbsp butter 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 large beetroot, peeled and grated 1/2 small red cabbage, thinly sliced 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped 1/4 tsp grated

The season is changing and we're in the mood for a taste of something new. Here's a favourite - even better than the original  1 1/2 kg mixed root vegetables – any selection of parsnips, kumara, baby carrots, turnips and beetroot, Jerusalem artichokes, celeriac, whole unpeeled garlic cloves (we used 2

Does the idea of rice or tapioca pudding fill you with warm thoughts or bad memories of nasty puddings from the past? Try these classic dishes made new, to discover the comforts of a lovingly made milk pudding, using the freshest creamy milk – or

This classic dessert looks dramatic but is really very simple to create.  6-7 firm seasonal pears, peeled but with stalks on 1/4 cup soft brown sugar approximately 2 cups of red wine juice and jest of 2 oranges 1 tsp of vannila seeds (or the scraped insides of 1 vanilla pod) 250g

A scungy bathroom getting you down? Here are seven cost-effective and eco ways to improve this important little room   1. Is the bathroom unpleasantly cold? Many Kiwi houses have less-than-adequate insulation, so check the walls, ceiling or underfloor. If it’s damp or mouldy, consider extra sources of

As New Zealand’s eco-fashion week launches on Wednesday 23rd July, we talk to their Sustainable Style model Jess Clement about her role and what to expect. The brainchild of Denise Anglesey, Eco Fashion Exposed launched in Lower Hutt in 2013 to showcase the variety of New

Pomanders are incredibly satisfying to make and really easy, but a few words of caution – they are heavier than they look, so are not ideal for little ones. Be aware, too, of how large they are – from a small base, the final pomander

The modern rustic look is a happening trend. It's all about making the most of existing character and roughness, and celebrating the use of natural materials such as brick, metal or roughly sawn timber. Transform a bland attic or rumpty garage space into a rustic

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