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

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

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

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

Maximise your outdoor area with a splash of wood stain and paint  You will need:  Stiff broom and Resene Moss and Mould Killer (optional) or Resene Timber and Deck Wash  1 litre Resene Quick Dry Waterborne primer undercoat  10 litres Resene Woodsman Decking Stain CoolColour tinted to Resene Shadow Match  Lumbersider tinted to Resene Koru  Step one  If necessary, treat any moss and mould with Resene Moss and Mould Killer, then

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

Delicious with a well-dressed mixed salad or seasonal raw vegetables, as seen in the cookbook Good Without Gluten, this vegetarian lasagne is a delectable modern twist on a classic family favourite.  300 g (101⁄2 oz) eggplant (aubergine), thinly sliced 300 g (101⁄2 oz) sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced 300 g (101⁄2 oz)

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