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Boiled new potatoes with minty herb butter

Boiled new potatoes with minty herb butter

In these enlightened times we feast in all manner of ways on the 25th. But the traditional New Zealand Christmas dinner of a perfectly glazed ham, carrots, spuds and peas followed by a berry-packed and boozily indulgent trifle is still incredibly hard to beat. Sophie Gray aces a classic
Perfect Christmas Roast Lotatoes™

Perfect Christmas Roast Lotatoes™

For fluffy and crispy Lotatoes™, make our perfect Christmas roast Lotatoes™. Cooked with malt vinegar and fresh herbs, they’ll surely be a favourite!
fennel and leek gratin

Fennel and leek gratin

Fennel infuses this leek gratin with a delightfully bright anise-like taste, making it a flavoursome side dish. Serve alongside a roast dinner or your favourite steak for a nourishing, balanced meal.
Rhubarb chutney

Rhubarb chutney

I love the way Mum and her friends have swapped recipes over the years when their gardens are overflowing with produce that needs using up. This chutney recipe comes from Mum’s good friend Sue and it’s so simple to make.
Roasted potatoes with crispy herbs

Roasted potatoes with crispy herbs

It may seem like sacrilege to roast new-season jersey bennes, but we urge you to do it! They’re crunchy, buttery and just magical - perfect for a side dish at Christmas.
Ham and cheese croquettes

Ham and cheese croquettes

Ham and cheese croquettes are not only a great way to use up the Christmas ham, these cheesy delights are delicious any time of year! Whip up a batch for a tasty after-school or pre-dinner snack.
Red pepper and tomato relish

Red pepper and tomato relish

This knockout red pepper and tomato relish is incredibly delicious and versatile and great served alongside chicken or pork, or ever enjoyed as a tasty pizza topping!
Cheesy jalapeno poppers

Cheesy jalapeno poppers

Crispy, crumbed and oozing with hot, cheesy filling, these tasty little morsels served with chipotle dipping sauce are such a treat!
Plum kasundi (Indian spiced chutney)

Plum kasundi (Indian spiced chutney)

Nici Wickes' mum has taken the kasundi recipe from Nici's second cookbook Cook, Eat, Enjoy and made it with plums instead of tomatoes. It’s a fabulous staple to have on hand in the pantry