Nadia Maxwell discovers the perfect incentive to pack the tent and go on a weekend family camping jaunt  As someone who’s lived through the Christchurch earthquakes and as a mother of two small children, I know it’s important to keep our home survival kit up-to-date with

Journalism intern Samantha Gee takes a look behind the scenes at how Good is living up to its eco-friendly philosophy.  As a reader of Good magazine, it is likely that you, too, are interested in the environment and how our everyday choices affect the world around

Create a simple salad full of flavour for all to enjoy  2 purple kumara 2 parsnips 2 red onions 3 carrots 1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary or thyme sea salt and freshly ground pepper olive oil (we used Delmaine’s Extra   Virgin Olive Oil) Couscous 1/2 cup instant couscous 1/2 cup boiling water 1/4 cup dried currants 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tbsp olive oil finely grated zest and juice

Getting to know your local butcher has always been worthwhile – whether in a supermarket or corner store, today's butchers know more about meat than ever Do you remember as a child, visiting the local butcher shop? The distinctive chill of the air as you stepped

Offer a mix of savoury and sweet, served buffet-style. Kick-start the celebrations with Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Brut.  Bok Choy with Hot Smoked Salmon  Trim the ends off the bok choy stems and place in a bowl. Cover with boiling water for 30 seconds to soften.  Place a bite-sized chunk of salmon into the curve of the stalk, then

These scrumptious buns fill your kitchen with a lovely aroma. Best of all, they can be half-made the night before, for simple assembly and baking as your friends arrive.  Dough  31/4 – 31/2 cups plain flour  3 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp salt 11/2 tsp instant dried yeast* 1 cup lukewarm

Is your dining table tasteless and dull? Add a coat of high gloss black for an instant injection of tabletop glam  Before Step one  Step two  Step three You will need:  Sandpaper of varying grades (100-220)  Paintbrushes and mini roller  Soft cloth  500ml Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer  1 litre Resene Waterborne Enamacryl Gloss Enamel  Step one Sand the entire paintable surface using a

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

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

First catch your rabbit or wild duck, gather some herbs and go wandering across the fields for mushrooms before slow-cooking this delicious midwinter feast for six or more. Devils on Horseback These kitschy 1970s party snacks are so easy and delicious they’re worth reviving. juice of one orange 24

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