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To tenderise steak

November 27, 2011 Filed under Tip of the Day

Tenderise cheaper cuts of steak before cooking, rub the surface of the meat with a slice of kiwifruit before cooking.

Traditional Kiwi Christmas dinner

December 22, 2009 Filed under Dinner

It often seems odd that in the middle of summer in New Zealand we sit down to a hot roast dinner on Christmas Day.  This tradition probably began with the early settlers in the 19th century who wanted to recreate memories of midwinter Christmas at ‘home’ in England. 

The traditional Christmas dinner hasn’t  lost its popularity even though today there are lots of ways to serve festive food at Christmas, including barbecues and cold meals for outdoor eating. 

For those who want to try a traditional Christmas dinner though, here’s a main menu to try.  Its really not too hard to do. Read more

Cold meat platter

August 26, 2009 Filed under Dinner

This very simple platter can form the basis of a main course for summer meal.

Ingredients

A selection of cold meats from the deli at your supermarket Read more

Saucy meatballs and pasta

June 24, 2009 Filed under Dinner

This is a tasty way to dress up plain old minced beef so it looks rather special. Read more

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