Emma Boyd

Emma is a passionate food writer, cook, photographer and mother of three who cooks nourishing, delicious food that celebrates quality local and home-grown ingredients. Emma has recently taken to obsessive seed-raising and quite possibly has more seedlings than her small Taranaki lifestyle block will support - yet another exciting experience in her food journey from garden to plate.

Food
Oct 13, 2019

Recipe: Spring green fritters

Fritters are a New Zealand tradition, and these ones, packed with fresh spring produce, make a perfect light lunch or dinner.

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Food
Oct 4, 2019

Recipe: Brioche and butter pudding

What's better than bread and butter pudding? BRIOCHE and butter pudding, naturally.

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Food
Oct 3, 2019
a delicious beef and blue cheese pie with golden pastry and oozing filling

Why I love: Oscars Kiwi Kafe in Taranaki – perfect pies and damn good doughnuts

In the little town of Inglewood, you'll find a cosy spot serving up top-notch pies, decadent doughnuts and coffee as good as any you'd get in the big smoke.

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Food
Sep 29, 2019

Recipe: Beetroot and chocolate muffins that aren’t yuck

Get the kids to help you make these during the holidays, then add them to the regular lunchbox rotation come back-to-school time. 

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Food
Sep 22, 2019

Recipe: Vegan strawberry and vanilla ice cream

There's a range of dairy-free ice creams available these days, but it's a fair bet none will be as delicious – or satisfying – as making your own. 

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Food
Sep 8, 2019

Recipe: Preserved lemons

Got a surplus of lemons? Make these and you'll be thanking yourself in those months when they're few and far between. 

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Food
Aug 25, 2019

Recipe: Zingy beetroot and carrot salad

When you crave fresh, bright flavours but summer veges seem far away, throw together this simple salad.

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Food
Aug 18, 2019

Recipe: Seedy crackers

Good on their own, even better with cheese – these crisp, moreish crackers are destined to become your new go-to savoury snack.

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Food
Aug 11, 2019

Recipe: Carrot top pesto

Don't chuck those lovely feathery green carrot tops in the compost bin – make this instead!

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Food
Aug 2, 2019

Recipe: Pumpkin and blue cheese pasta

Pumpkin and blue cheese is one of the most comforting flavour combos of our time, so make a big pot of this and dive in (literally, if you want – we won't judge).  

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Food
Jul 28, 2019

Recipe: This fermented lime pickle is your new secret weapon

A little bit of effort and a few weeks of patience will reward you with a secret weapon that'll jazz up all manner of dishes.  

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Food
Jul 16, 2019

Recipe: Easy breakfast rice pudding

For when toast or cereal just doesn't cut it, but you don't have the time or inclination to do any actual cooking, try this. 

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Food
Jun 30, 2019

Recipe: Poached tamarillos with vanilla labneh

Ah, the tamarillo, another curiously New Zealand fruit that's not actually a New Zealand fruit. But who cares when these tart, egg-shaped beauties make for as good a pud as this.

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Food
Jun 19, 2019

Recipe: Labneh

So thick, so luscious, so versatile. Yes, it's strained yoghurt, but readers, it's so much more.

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Food
Jun 2, 2019

Recipe: Black olive and cheese cornbread

A slice of this slathered in butter makes for the perfect savoury snack.

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Food
May 26, 2019

Recipe: Gluten-free banana bread

A one-pot energy boost that's as good for breakfast as it is afternoon tea. 

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Food
May 20, 2019

Why I love: Billow Bakery – sensational sourdough and a sense of community

This Taranaki couple threw in their high-flying careers to bring people together through the joys of good baking.

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Food
May 17, 2019

Recipe: Cavolo nero, apple and sunflower seed salad

This Italian dark leafy green comes into its own in the cooler months, and makes a delicious autumn/winter salad with apple and sunflower seeds.

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Food
May 11, 2019

Recipe: Lamb, smoked paprika and caper meatballs

Is there anything better than pasta with meatballs in tomato sauce? The answer is no.

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Food
May 6, 2019

Recipe: Feijoa, basil and ginger smoothie

Still got a ton of feijoas to work through? Blend 'em up for a killer smoothie.

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Food
Apr 26, 2019

Recipe: Feijoa, pear and raspberry crumble

Drowning in feijoas, or can't get enough of them? Either way, this is a delicious way to deal with a glut.

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Food
Apr 20, 2019

Recipe: Orange hot chocolate

A treat for a chilly autumn evening.

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Food
Apr 13, 2019

Recipe: Mulled apple cider

An autumnal tipple to warm the cockles.

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Food
Apr 4, 2019

Recipe: Cheese and onion sourdough crumpets

Another delicious reason to get hold of some sourdough starter ASAP.

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Food
Mar 31, 2019

Recipe: Sourdough pasta

Taking the time to make pasta by hand is a soothing, restorative experience, as is making sourdough bread. Combining the two, then, is a recipe for a very zen afternoon – not to mention a delicious dinner. 

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Food
Mar 22, 2019

Recipe: Fig, hazelnut and ginger biscuits

Switch up the flavour combination to suit your mood, or the contents of your pantry.

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