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“The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners but of conversation, consideration, tolerance, family feeling, and just about all the other accomplishments of polite society except the minuet.” 

-Judith Martin


PLATE/ PLACE OF ROLLING HILLS Once abandoned, this place, now comes to life. We build comfort. A rural retreat and a home away from home. As though this place is ours forever and we can stay for that long too.

PLATE/ PLACE OF ROLLING HILLS

Once abandoned, this place, now comes to life. We build comfort. A rural retreat and a home away from home. As though this place is ours forever and we can stay for that long too.

 
PLATE/ COCONUT TOAST CRUNCH  I asked Mei Wan (Pastry chef and co-proprietor of The Kitchen Table Restaurant & Bakery) to share her favourite breakfast recipe.

PLATE/ COCONUT TOAST CRUNCH 

I asked Mei Wan (Pastry chef and co-proprietor of The Kitchen Table Restaurant & Bakery) to share her favourite breakfast recipe.

PLATE/ GARLIC & LEMON THYME INFUSED OLIVE OIL With only a few accents and much flavour this olive oil infusion is paired well with marinades, basting, pastas and dipping oil. 

PLATE/ GARLIC & LEMON THYME INFUSED OLIVE OIL

With only a few accents and much flavour this olive oil infusion is paired well with marinades, basting, pastas and dipping oil. 

PLATE/ SALMON & QUAIL EGG LINGUINI Simple. Colourful. Delicious. All components necessary in a meal. 

PLATE/ SALMON & QUAIL EGG LINGUINI

Simple. Colourful. Delicious. All components necessary in a meal. 

PLATE/ ZUCCHINI PASTA The crisp bite and mellow flavour it offers makes this Zucchini pasta an ideal “faux pasta”. Coupled with cilantro pesto and fresh berries makes it the perfect light fare for lunch or dinner. 

PLATE/ ZUCCHINI PASTA

The crisp bite and mellow flavour it offers makes this Zucchini pasta an ideal “faux pasta”. Coupled with cilantro pesto and fresh berries makes it the perfect light fare for lunch or dinner. 

PLATE/ OLIVE OIL & PISTACHIO CAKE The amazing olive oil and lemon scent filled the room. I’ve had olive oil cake before, but never one as fluffy as this one, and certainly never one adorned with pistachios.

PLATE/ OLIVE OIL & PISTACHIO CAKE

The amazing olive oil and lemon scent filled the room. I’ve had olive oil cake before, but never one as fluffy as this one, and certainly never one adorned with pistachios.

GUIDE/ KITCHEN ESSENTIALS The kitchen essentials that we require or can’t live without is a personal choice. There are some factors to consider when deciding what items you want to add to your kitchen.

GUIDE/ KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

The kitchen essentials that we require or can’t live without is a personal choice. There are some factors to consider when deciding what items you want to add to your kitchen.

PLATE/ FINDING BREAKFAST: GINGERBREAD LOAF + POACHED PEARS I don't know if I can put my finger on it, but there is just something so comforting about gingerbread, especially when it is warm and straight out of the oven.

PLATE/ FINDING BREAKFAST: GINGERBREAD LOAF + POACHED PEARS

I don't know if I can put my finger on it, but there is just something so comforting about gingerbread, especially when it is warm and straight out of the oven.

PLATE/ CELEBRATING THE EVERYDAY WITH THE HUMMINGBIRD CAKE  We live in a culture that associates a cake with birthdays, milestones or anniversaries. But do we need a reason or an occasion to eat cake? Life itself should be a celebration every day.

PLATE/ CELEBRATING THE EVERYDAY WITH THE HUMMINGBIRD CAKE

 We live in a culture that associates a cake with birthdays, milestones or anniversaries. But do we need a reason or an occasion to eat cake? Life itself should be a celebration every day.

PLATE/ AFFOGATO AFFINITY Is it a beverage? Is it a dessert? Whichever way you view an affogato, it is a cooling treat that will satisfy your craving for caffeine and something sweet.

PLATE/ AFFOGATO AFFINITY

Is it a beverage? Is it a dessert? Whichever way you view an affogato, it is a cooling treat that will satisfy your craving for caffeine and something sweet.

FOOD ESSAY/ A TASTE OF TIME: THE SALAD The salad is enthusiastic, an expression of a history filled with companionship and thirst for adventure. 

FOOD ESSAY/ A TASTE OF TIME: THE SALAD

The salad is enthusiastic, an expression of a history filled with companionship and thirst for adventure. 

PLATE/ FINDING BREAKFAST: CHOCOLATE OMBRÉ PANCAKES Food has long been much more than just fuel. It surrounds all our best memories and accompanies all of life's celebrations, yet breakfast is rarely part of those celebrations.

PLATE/ FINDING BREAKFAST: CHOCOLATE OMBRÉ PANCAKES

Food has long been much more than just fuel. It surrounds all our best memories and accompanies all of life's celebrations, yet breakfast is rarely part of those celebrations.

FOOD ESSAY/ A CAUSE FOR CLUSTERS Taking clusters by stride, one morning at a time, I soon came to appreciate (and even love) clusters for their golden nugget like goodness. 

FOOD ESSAY/ A CAUSE FOR CLUSTERS

Taking clusters by stride, one morning at a time, I soon came to appreciate (and even love) clusters for their golden nugget like goodness. 

PLATE/ CELEBRATING THE GRAZING TABLE Tables are communities coming together in one room. From the farmer who's passionate about his produce, to the craftsman who has spent a lifetime perfecting his skill. Or the artisan, who rises when most of us lay.   

PLATE/ CELEBRATING THE GRAZING TABLE

Tables are communities coming together in one room. From the farmer who's passionate about his produce, to the craftsman who has spent a lifetime perfecting his skill. Or the artisan, who rises when most of us lay. 

 

GUIDE/ A HUMBLE GRAIN The cultivation of this great grain has progressively evolved over time and with a multitude of varieties and cooking methods, rice has undoubtedly become an intrinsic link to one’s culture and identity including mine. 

GUIDE/ A HUMBLE GRAIN

The cultivation of this great grain has progressively evolved over time and with a multitude of varieties and cooking methods, rice has undoubtedly become an intrinsic link to one’s culture and identity including mine. 

FOOD ESSAY / AZTEC GUACAMOLE Those who have already experienced avocados, the emerald of fruits, know them for their creamy richness, compatible with hundreds of dishes and the lengthy list of health benefits to boot.

FOOD ESSAY / AZTEC GUACAMOLE

Those who have already experienced avocados, the emerald of fruits, know them for their creamy richness, compatible with hundreds of dishes and the lengthy list of health benefits to boot.

FOOD ESSAY/ CHICKPEA HUMMUS 'I believe in the idea of 'less is more' and through this I use simple ingredients in my meals and transform them into favourite flavours. '

FOOD ESSAY/ CHICKPEA HUMMUS

'I believe in the idea of 'less is more' and through this I use simple ingredients in my meals and transform them into favourite flavours. '

PLATE/ BREAKFAST OF TRADITION A not-so-traditional, traditional breakfast.

PLATE/ BREAKFAST OF TRADITION

A not-so-traditional, traditional breakfast.

PLATE / EGG PASTA WITH BAKED SALMON + SWISS MUSHROOMS A deliciously tantalising treat reminiscent of an Autumn's day -flavours, textures, colours and sensational smells. 

PLATE / EGG PASTA WITH BAKED SALMON + SWISS MUSHROOMS

A deliciously tantalising treat reminiscent of an Autumn's day -flavours, textures, colours and sensational smells. 

GUIDE / HERB STUDIES Fragrance, flavour, medicine, food or perfume. These leafy green friends compliment all facets of life. 

GUIDE / HERB STUDIES

Fragrance, flavour, medicine, food or perfume. These leafy green friends compliment all facets of life. 

PLATE/ OVERNIGHT CHIA & QUINOA PORRIDGE  Superfood meets superfood in this powerful porridge. Super easy to make and enables you to grab a quick and healthy breakfast every morning.

PLATE/ OVERNIGHT CHIA & QUINOA PORRIDGE 

Superfood meets superfood in this powerful porridge. Super easy to make and enables you to grab a quick and healthy breakfast every morning.

PLATE/ SICILIAN CASSATA CAKE The Cassata is the most iconic Sicilian cake, an elaborate dessert made with sponge cake (called “pan di Spagna” in Italian) moistened with liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese, covered with marzipan and decorated with candied fruits and royal icing.

PLATE/ SICILIAN CASSATA CAKE

The Cassata is the most iconic Sicilian cake, an elaborate dessert made with sponge cake (called “pan di Spagna” in Italian) moistened with liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese, covered with marzipan and decorated with candied fruits and royal icing.

ESSAY/ THE HUMBLE EGG We take a look at the value and versatility of the often overlooked humble egg. 

ESSAY/ THE HUMBLE EGG

We take a look at the value and versatility of the often overlooked humble egg. 

DRINK / MAGNIFICENTLY MULLED WINE No matter the season, nothing warms the cockles of your heart more than a beautifully mulled wine. 

DRINK / MAGNIFICENTLY MULLED WINE

No matter the season, nothing warms the cockles of your heart more than a beautifully mulled wine. 

GUIDE/ FOR THE LOVE OF OLIVE 'An olive, to many, is no more than a humble lump at the bottom of a martini. Yet a closer look reveals a portrait in miniature of the richest parts of our world.

GUIDE/ FOR THE LOVE OF OLIVE

'An olive, to many, is no more than a humble lump at the bottom of a martini. Yet a closer look reveals a portrait in miniature of the richest parts of our world.

PLATE/ WILD RICE SALAD A fresh, zesty and wild mix that's best served warm but it’s almost just as tasty cold the next day.

PLATE/ WILD RICE SALAD

A fresh, zesty and wild mix that's best served warm but it’s almost just as tasty cold the next day.

PLATE / SALSA VERDE + BAKED WALNUT HAPUKA This magical dish has three components: 1. Baked Walnut Fish, 2. Salsa Verde & 3. Potato Mash. The textures and flavours are the perfect combination. 

PLATE / SALSA VERDE + BAKED WALNUT HAPUKA

This magical dish has three components: 1. Baked Walnut Fish, 2. Salsa Verde & 3. Potato Mash. The textures and flavours are the perfect combination. 

PLATE/ BUCKWHEAT COCONUT PORRIDGE 'I was recently asked what my food philosophy is. In today’s confusing message, it can seem like a hard one to figure out. '

PLATE/ BUCKWHEAT COCONUT PORRIDGE

'I was recently asked what my food philosophy is. In today’s confusing message, it can seem like a hard one to figure out. '