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 17, 2021

Recipe: Cheese and onion scrambled eggs

When you can't face cooking but you need more than toast, make this.

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Food
Sep 26, 2021

Recipe: Orange, hazelnut and chocolate chunk biscuits

If your kids are at school, these are great lunchbox fillers. If you're in Auckland and they're not, we suggest keeping them all for yourself.

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Food
Sep 12, 2021

Recipe: Rosemary and garlic smashed potatoes

Because sometimes all you want is a large tray of crispy, crunchy, heavy-on-the-butter roast spuds, dammit. 

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Food
Aug 29, 2021

Recipe: Spiced lentil soup

If you've got a well-stocked pantry you might not even have to brave the supermarket queue.

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Food
Aug 15, 2021

Recipe: One-pan brussels sprouts with walnuts and bacon

Convert any remaining sprout-haters in your life with this easy-to-love take on a misunderstood vegetable.

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Food
Jul 31, 2021

Recipe: Vietnamese pho with garlic sesame tofu

Hearty and comforting, this twist on a classic is jazzed up with garlicky tofu and beautiful brown field mushrooms. 

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Food
Jul 18, 2021

Recipe: Bircher muesli with maple pears and walnuts

Add a bit of excitement to your morning muesli.

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Food
Jul 4, 2021

Recipe: Savoury bread and butter pudding

Meet your new favourite side dish. 

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May 16, 2021

Recipe: Gluten-free banana chocolate cake

A lovely dense cake studded with chunks of dark chocolate.

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Food
May 9, 2021

Recipe: Pickled Jerusalem artichokes

They're not really artichokes and they've got nothing to do with Jerusalem – but they are yum.

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Food
Apr 18, 2021

Recipe: Feijoa and lemon clafoutis

New Zealand's favourite autumnal fruit meets a fancy-sounding but super-simple French dessert. The result? Delicious. 

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Food
Apr 2, 2021

Recipe: Hot cross bun toast with maple pears

It's like French toast, but with an Easter twist. 

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Food
Mar 21, 2021

Recipe: Chickpea and kūmara curry

Packed with veges, adaptable to what you have on hand and it can be made in advance – this curry's a keeper.

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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

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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