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Honey I Made a Hash of It!

It was long ago, at a stall in the Saturday Night Market in Westfield Shopping Center in Auckland that the first coloured cauliflower varieties were spotted. Vivid and distinct in both appearance and appeal, the purple, green and orange cauliflower … Continue reading

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Crunchy, Caramely Broccoli Rabe

It’s hard to ignore the piles of crisp, organic dark greens with those little broccoli-like heads peeking out in good measure when we’re on a weekly round to the summer market, given that the families are easily known for their, … Continue reading

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Breaking the Bitter Blight – Savory Bittergourd Bites

On a particularly sultry morning, when the aching feet have straddled along to run a gazillion errands and ended up bringing one to the Indian grocer’s, one would assume that the find of the day would be a carton of … Continue reading

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Everyday Eggplant – Peanut Butter Stuffed Baby Eggplant

When the beans, greens, tubers and peppers have offered ample support to weeknight meals, cheering on from the sidelines as the lentils and gravies took centerstage, only a stellar performance from a lustrous vegetable can salvage another routine weeknight meal. … Continue reading

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Behold the New Bairn..er..Bharta on the Block

Eggplant, aubergine, brinjal, and closer home, our poor old baingan, of the nightshade family, is a shy sort that attracts raillery from its fanciful and froufrou relatives who are mostly loved and adored. It is the pilgarlic of the summer … Continue reading

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Pint-sized, Prudently Spiced – Onion-filled Mini Peppers

Living up to a lionized last name is not all sweetness and sizzle, it can be rough trying to match up to the firebrands in the lineage. Smoldering gossip at the Pepper household often covers the exploits of flamboyant Mexican … Continue reading

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