Holidays and Events

Take the hassle out of Christmas with Cameron Douglas’s excellent drinks selections

Getting ready to have a good time but not sure what wine to bring ... or even if it will pair well with the food you’re about to enjoy?...

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Cheesy Beef Brisket & Pickled Pepper Pies

Who doesn’t love a cheesy beef brisket pie? A great option to make ahead of time and freeze for an easy dinner in future, you can use any slow braising beef for this versatile recipe – it’s a great way to use cheaper cuts of meat.

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Gluten Free Flourless Choc-Orange Cake with Bitter Orange Syrup

Dark chocolate and orange flavours have always been a match made in heaven. Take it up a notch with this truly decadent gluten free cake that adds sweetness from honey, bitterness from a syrupy orange sauce and has a moist texture from polenta and hazelnut meal instead of traditional flours.

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Gluten-Free Scones with Orange Zest and Hazelnuts

The perfect mid-morning treat as the weather starts to cool, a scone fresh out of the oven is a thing of true beauty. This gluten-free version swaps traditional flour for oats and buckwheat flour, and sees the addition of orange zest and hazelnuts.

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Viennese Gugelhupf Celebration Cake

Once a prestige pastry creation for emperors, this pretty Viennese Gugelhupf Cake is perfect for a party! Since medieval times the Austrian Gugelhupf has been served at celebrations and major community events, often decorated with flowers, candles and seasonal fruits.

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Piri Piri Chicken with Barbecue Sweet Potatoes & Green Olive Jalapeño Salsa

Piri Piri Chicken with Barbecue Sweet Potatoes & Green Olive Jalapeño Salsa. Pack on the flavour with this delicious and […]

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Grilled Oysters with Chorizo & Sherry Vinegar Butter

Exceptionally nutritious, completely sustainable and the ultimate delicacy for shellfish lovers, oysters are one of the ocean’s true treasures. This delicious garnish of chorizo and garlic, sherry vinegar butter, chilli flakes and a drizzle of lemon is a rich, bright complement to the oysters as they sing of the sea.

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Gingerbread or Mini Gingerbread Houses

There are countless things to make out of gingerbread dough. We’ve made classic hearts with delicately piped icing, but you can also create these cute gingerbread houses.

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Make Christmas Magical with these homemade Christmas Gifts

Christmas is the perfect time to show your loved ones you care for them with these magical home made Christmas gifts.

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Twas the night before Christmas and time for a feast

Ring in the yuletide and gather your loved ones for an evening of celebration with our night before Christmas feast. Featuring classic flavours, like tart cherries, spiced cloves and fragrant cinnamon, this menu offers a modern, Asian-inspired spin on classic Christmas dishes that are equal parts impressive and enticing. 

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Best Ever Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes and Ideas

Make the best of your festive breakfasts with these easy recipes.

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Take the hassle out of Christmas with Cameron Douglas’s excellent drinks selections

Getting ready to have a good time but not sure what wine to bring … or even if it will pair well with the food you’re about to enjoy?

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Michael’s mum’s original Christmas cake recipe

Editor-in-chief Michael McHugh makes his mum’s famous fruit cake recipe for Christmas every year. The rich, dense cake is doused in brandy and wrapped in newspaper ready for Christmas day.

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Grazing-style Vegan Christmas Menu Ideas

Skip the formalities and enjoy a modern grazing-style Christmas with these simple and delectable dishes that just so happen to be vegan.

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Festive and Flavoursome Vegetarian Christmas Menu

Your plant-based and meat-eating guests will be equally delighted with these vegetarian Christmas dishes.

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Do you suffer from POPD?

With Christmas just around the corner, many of you will start to notice the signs of POPD begin to manifest […]

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8 Vegan Recipes For Your Christmas Menu

8 Vegan Recipes For Your Christmas Menu Catering for a vegan diet this Christmas? These 8 Vegan Recipes For Your […]

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15 Father’s Day Recipes Dad Is Sure To Love

Treat Dad to all his favourite foods this Father’s Day, with these 15 Fathers Day Recipes Dad Is Sure To Love.

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Glazed Ham Recipe

This beautifully glazed ham is the ultimate sweet and savoury topping for your Christmas ham – and is super simple to recreate at home.

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Green Chilli & Avocado Dip, by Munira Mahmud, from the Hubb Community Kitchen

My life-long dream has been to have a food van; I spend any free time I have thinking up dishes, and putting ingredients together in my mind. These dips are my own invention.

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Roman Gnocchi with Winter Vegetables & Pesto

Roman Gnocchi with Winter Vegetables & Pesto. This creamy vegetarian pasta dish is sure to keep you feeling warm over the […]

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Glazed Ham With Spiced Cherries

At Christmas, bring out the big guns with a whole leg of ham. This recipe, Glazed Ham With Spiced Cherries, […]

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Horopito Lamb Salad with Lentils and Kawakawa Pesto

Horopito Lamb Salad with Lentils and Kawakawa Pesto. Silver Fern Farms Lamb Rumps offer a distinct hearty taste, and promise sweet, […]

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Basic Roast Lamb with Cherry and Port Sauce

Basic Roast Lamb with Cherry and Port Sauce. Care for succulent, melt-in-your-mouth lamb this Yule? Choose your leg (with or without […]

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Pork, Hazelnut and Craisin Stuffing

Pork, Hazelnut and Craisin Stuffing. Try our take on your usual holiday season stuffing.  Makes about 2.4kg   400g sourdough bread […]

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