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
Mar 7, 2021

Recipe: Carrot cake with brown sugar vanilla frosting

It's been a tough week. You need this carrot cake.

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Food
Feb 21, 2021
damson plum and rose jam

Recipe: Damson plum and rose jam

Is there anything better than a not-too-sweet, slightly sour jam atop lavishly buttered toast? No, no there is not. 

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Food
Feb 6, 2021

Recipe: Orange and vanilla buckwheat porridge

A lush take on porridge that just so happens to be vegan and gluten free.

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Food
Jan 4, 2021

Recipe: Strawberry and kawakawa sorbet

Kawakawa adds subtle peppery notes to a refreshing summer sorbet. Make it while strawbs are cheap and plentiful! 

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Food
Dec 23, 2020

Recipe: Christmas panforte

All Christmas-mince-pied out? Make this.

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Food
Dec 6, 2020

Recipe: Coconut chocolate ice blocks

Tis the season for ice blocks – and if you have a stash of these in the freezer, you won't even need to venture out to the dairy.

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Food
Nov 15, 2020

Recipe: Sourdough English muffins

Whether savoury or sweet, plain or piled high with toppings, these English muffins will take your sourdough game to a new level.

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Food
Oct 24, 2020

Recipe: Water kefir

Kombucha is so 2019.

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Food
Sep 27, 2020

Recipe: Edible weed salad

The myriad plants we call 'weeds' get a bad rap, but many of them are nutritious, delicious and crying out to be added to your next salad.

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Food
Sep 13, 2020

Recipe: Cauliflower, onion and olive tart

Farewell winter's veg and welcome in spring with this delicious tart, perfect for a classy lunch or a simple dinner. 

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Food
Aug 30, 2020

Recipe: Banana, oat and chocolate biscuits

Brown bananas ruining the aesthetic of your fruit bowl? Turn 'em into these healthy-ish biscuits to fill the tins. 

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Food
Aug 2, 2020

Recipe: Quick and easy vege stir-fry

A whole heap of vegetables smothered in a delicious peanutty, gingery sauce – what's not to like?

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Food
Jul 11, 2020

Recipe: Cheese and onion sourdough waffles

Waffles don't need to be sweet – these cheese and onion numbers make an excellent savoury breakfast with an egg, or an equally tasty dinner with leftover mince.

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Food
Jun 28, 2020

Recipe: Pumpkin, silverbeet and barley soup

Soup season is here! This flavoursome spiced pumpkin number is bulked up with the addition of grains and hearty greens.

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Food
Jun 7, 2020

Recipe: Banana, chocolate and star anise muffins

Spice up the classic banana muffin with a subtle touch of star anise.

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Food
May 23, 2020

Recipe: Tahini chocolate chunk biscuits

The Middle Eastern sesame seed paste tahini adds a subtle flavour and lovely fine texture to these classic choc chunk biscuits.

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Food
May 10, 2020

Recipe: Ginger, lime and vanilla-spiked feijoas

Got more feijoas than you know what to do with? Preserve them to enjoy all year round.  

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Food
Apr 22, 2020

Recipe: A simple loaf to begin your bread-making journey

A honey-scented, seed-studded loaf that's super adaptable. And no kneading required!

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Food
Apr 10, 2020

Recipe: Make your own ghee

This versatile ingredient is brilliant for roasting and frying, and it's a great way to extend the shelf life of butter. It's also super easy to whip up at home. 

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Food
Mar 8, 2020

Recipe: Tomato tarte tatin

A tarte tatin is a classic for a reason: simple (you don't have to make the pastry if you don't want to), elegant and delicious to boot. 

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Food
Feb 23, 2020

Recipe: Blackberry and apple pie

If you're not the foraging type, fear not: supermarket berries will work just fine (but imagine how wholesome you'll feel if you pick your own!)

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Food
Feb 8, 2020

Recipe: Smoked paprika zucchini chips

Got a glut of zucchini? Turn 'em into chips and they'll be gone in a flash.

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Food
Jan 26, 2020

Recipe: Best-ever potato salad

Everyone needs a good spud salad recipe in their repertoire, and this herb-packed offering is hard to beat. 

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Food
Jan 4, 2020

Recipe: Savoury scones

What's a lovely summer picnic without a lovely savoury scone?

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Food
Dec 30, 2019

Recipe: Send off 2019 with a fresh peach bellini (or three)

Celebrate stonefruit season – and the end of this crazy old year – with a classy wee cocktail.

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Food
Nov 28, 2019

Recipe: Buckwheat and asparagus salad

Nutty buckwheat pairs beautifully with those delicious green spears for a light lunch or addition to a spring dinner spread. 

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