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

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

Sometimes it feels like life is delivering one cold shower of rain after another. Alice Boyes offers some tips for keeping your self-esteem robust  By Dr Alice Boyes 1. Maintain your interests Joe lost his job. He used to enjoy going to the gym on his lunch break but

We had almost 1000 entries into our soup recipe competition in Issue #36, and the Good kitchen has been working overtime! We finally managed to whittle it down to three favourites – here are the recipes for you to try at home. Coconut and Kumera soup  Winner: Kumara Soup

Who says feature walls only belong in lounges or bedrooms?  Forget hospital whites for the bathroom - add a splash of drama with a feature wall in a bright shade or rich tone. Be brave in your colour choice - the area you are painting is

Reinvent a sad old picnic basket as a snazzy new sewing case  Step 1 Find an old suitcase or basket to repurpose. We used an old cane picnic hamper.  Step 2 Brush the basket free of dust using a soft brush, or give the case a wipe over with

Jazz up a tired set of wicker chairs with eye-popping colours and metallic paint  By Sarah Heeringa. Photography Tony Brownjohn Step 1 Wipe chairs down with a soft cloth to remove any dust or dirt. Step 2 With a small brush, paint frames with Resene Enamacryl Metallic. We used Resene

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

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