Spiced Apple Cake

This is a lovely cake to sit down to with a cup of tea.  It is best with a cooking apple, as the tarter flavour pairs perfectly with the subtle warmth of the spices. 

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Parāoa Pani Reka | Iced Buns

My dad has always had a thing for iced buns. He’d munch through six of them for lunch as a hungry teenager at South Otago High School, and we always had them in the pantry for his smoko on the farm.

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Stuffed Marrow

This recipe takes me straight back to my childhood, where Mum purposely grew zucchinis into their older sister – the marrow – to stuff with venison mince.

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Rhubarb and berry crumble served in an enamel dish.

Rhubarb and Berry Crumble

My girls’ favourite activity at the moment is sneaking into our berry house to hunt for ripe raspberries and strawberries; but any they miss go into this crumble.

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Potatoes and herbs in a salad bowl with serving spoons.

Herb & Vinegar Potato Salad

My German-born husband loves this potato salad, as it reminds him of one his oma used to make. The combination of sharp vinegar, gherkins, fresh herbs and red onion are the secret to this flavourful potato salad, and I make it often through the summer months to take to potlucks and barbecues.

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Sticky Lamb Spare Ribs on a serving dish

Sticky Lamb Spare Ribs

I like to use the lesser-used cuts of meat when possible. They are often cheaper, and if attached to the bone (like these spare ribs) they have so much flavour.

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A Dream & Hard Graft

A way of life with a love of horses at its core, encompassed by a strong belief that horses can heal.

Four cream coloured ice lollies sit on a plate surrounded by sprigs of mint, peaches and a zucchini

Peach, Zucchini and Mint Ice Blocks

Frozen treats are a must in the hot summer months. With a little forethought and preparation ahead of time they can be made with little effort.

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Quiche sits in a basket, wrapped in a dish towel and with a knife on top.

Leftover Ham Quiche

I love being able to pull a ham out when we are busy on farm and I have extra mouths to feed – during pregnancy scanning, shearing or the Christmas work do.

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Oval plate of grilled asparagus with soft boiled egg segments

Grilled Asparagus with Anchovy Dressing

This is the perfect BBQ dish. The dressing on this dish has more impact on homegrown asparagus, which is profoundly sweeter than anything bought.

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A plate of savoury herb shortbread with a sage leaf on top of each

Savoury Herb Shortbread

These are ridiculously moreish. They make a nice change from a sweet biscuit in the afternoon, and are great at aperitivo time!

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A filo pastry tart with asparagus and other green vegetables, on a wooden board on a table

All the Greens Ricotta Tart

Sometimes the garden gives a little bit of many things – this is a good way to turn it all into a delicious dish.

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Image of a skillet of chicken casserole with a small bowl of green peas on the side

Winner, Winner, Chicken Casserole

This is a great dish to take to a pot luck, catering for a community event or simply for a family dinner. It always gets a great review, making it the winning chicken dish.

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Ngahuru Autumn 2024 Edition

Seventeenth Edition

Our beautiful Ngahuru Autumn 2024 Edition is out now!

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