Food

The secret to this recipe is to cook your veg low and slow so they impart loads of flavour to your cooked pasta. Use whatever herbs you have to hand – the more the merrier!
Perfect at the end of a meal, or to wrap your hands around when you’re outside as evening cools down, the best Irish coffee uses proper coffee (not instant!), and really good Irish whiskey.
This nutritious breakfast is low carb, super filling, and uses both the leaves and the stalks of the spinach – no wastage here!
A good gingerbread bunny isn’t just for kids! These treats will make you the star of the campground. This dough is very forgiving, so even the little ones can give it a try.
These delicious crispy potatoes that are much easier to make than they look! The trick is to cut through the potato without slicing all the way through to the bottom; rest your spud on a serving spoon or on two chopsticks as a guide for when to stop slicing.
Make the most of fresh basil while it’s still in season with this tasty gimlet. Basil, sugar, citrus and gin is a wickedly delicious combination; this recipe works really well with flavoured gins like pineapple or citrus gins.
Technically a Cuban drink rather than Irish, a good mojito is pretty, tasty and definitely ticks the ‘green’ box for your St Patrick's Day celebrations!
Autumn is pickling season, and it’s a great way of making use of any vegetables you have in excess. Once you’ve made these you’ll never buy a jar of pickles again!
St Patrick's Day, on Thursday 17 March, is the ultimate annual celebration of Irish culture. The Irish are well known for their love of a great time, so we’re raising a glass to them this month with these cocktails designed especially with the Emerald Isle in mind.
These three ingredients love each other no matter which way you stack them. Try sticking them on skewers for a tasty vegetarian kebab option, or simply mix together in a salad bowl with your favourite summer salad dressing.
That most Kiwi of summer dishes – freshly-caught fish. If you’re lucky enough to have caught your own firm white fish (snapper, terakihi, and trevally are all fantastic), this is a dinner winner – even for the tricky customers! The secret to this dish’s success is to have all your ingredients ready, as once the fish is cooking, dinner’s just five minutes away.