Pukekohe Pie

Pukekohe pie is a potato dish which was a family favourite when I was growing up. Family barbeques at Nanas house would invariably include a puke pie as the potato side and an asparagus casserole as the warm vegetable side (or creamed mushrooms) as Pop needed a “gravy”. These were in the days when regardless…

Loaded Potato Wedges

Comfort food at its finest – this is a really easy and yummy supper. Ingredients: Large floury  potatoes (allow one per person) One cup of grated cheddar cheese 1/4 cup of sour cream 1 spring onion or some chives Rindless bacon 1/2 teaspoon of paprika Salt and pepper Turn the oven on to bake at…

The Rules of Roasting

As the evenings draw in and the bbq is wheeled away for the year, many of us will return to roasting for Sunday lunch. Here are a couple of tips to give you the best possible result: Roasting Times: Guide to roasting meat at 160°C – 180°C: Meat Desired Result Minutes per 500g Internal Temp…

BBQ this weekend? Rack of Lamb with Creamy Garlic Potato Gratin

Looks like we are in for a sunny weekend so it’s time to crank up the barbecue. I love lamb, but many people are turned off lamb because they find it fatty. Despite being a big fan of my cooking, my husband flatly refuses to touch it –  he develops a peculiar expression which includes…