Country Cooking

Marmalade a piece of cake

Aug 6th, 2011 | By

The  jammy thing about marmalade is you no sooner make it, than it disappears.



Sardinian cooking in a kiwi kitchen

Jul 24th, 2011 | By

Mariano swept into our Gordonton kitchen like a force of nature.  A sharply dressed hurricane, with an Italian accent. “Tonight,” he said, rolling up his sleeves, “I am making gnocchi, with fresh tomato sauce.” A professional chef, Mariano was actually born on Sardinia, the little island to the left of Italy.   Okay, it’s the second

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Old favourites still hit the spot

Jul 9th, 2011 | By
Nourishing and tasty

These nourishing, tasty buns are a longstanding favourite in our household.



Baked beans winter warm up

Jun 20th, 2011 | By

Tasty, nourishing and deeply satisfying – baked beans take a long time but the result is exceptionally good.



Japanese pancake a taste sensation

Jun 3rd, 2011 | By

Our guests bounded through the front door and made straight for the fire. What, they asked, were we having for dinner this fine winter evening. “Okonomiyaki,” we replied. “And you get to make it.” Click here to see us making okonomiyaki. No one expects okonomiyaki, which is a pity because it is a true culinary

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