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In season with Food magazine: carrots

In season with Food magazine: carrots

Mum was right – this root vege is packed with vitamin A, which can indeed improve your vision. Just one of many reasons why the carrot is gold! Recipes and styling by Sophie Gray.
After school snack ideas

Five after-school snack ideas

When the kids get home from school starving, it's a good time to slip something healthy on their plate. We've got five great ideas including muffins, a smoothie, snack balls, fruit dip and quesadillas...
Chicken liver pate

Chicken liver pate

Chicken liver pate can be served on toast or biscuits, with drinks or, set in small individual containers, it is a perfect first course for a dinner party.
Photographer: Dean Wilmot. Stylist: Kate Nixon

Fish curry

This incredibly simple fish curry uses ginger, garam masala, paprika and turmeric to add flavour without heat, and buttermilk for a smooth, creamy finish.
Toblerone cocktail

Toblerone cocktail

Start your next romantic dinner with a flourish and serve these luscious toblerone cocktails. The best part is the preparation time; in mere moments these chocolatey, boozy glass of creamy decadence can be on the table.
Ultimate glazed ham

Baked ham with marmalade, mustard and brandy glaze

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