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AuthorAshleigh Barrett

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June 5, 2012

Roasts are, to me, the ultimate in home-style cooking, and roast chicken is unanimously a favourite with every flatmate I’ve ever had. I’ve tried many different ways for roasting chicken, but since discovering this method I haven’t looked back. The lemon and herbs taste beautiful with the chicken and the butter keeps the meat lovely […]

May 21, 2012

Potatoes are wonderful, aren’t they? They can be cooked hundreds of different ways, they’re cheap, they’re filling and everyone loves them. My all-time favourite way of cooking potatoes is to make a gratin dauphinois–or cheesy potatoes or scalloped potatoes or potato bake, whatever name you’d like to give it. This is fantastic served with a rich […]

May 7, 2012

When I’m feeling especially domestic or budget-conscious, I make these muffins to bring to class for lunch. They are really tasty and easily adaptable—you can chuck in whatever you’ve got to hand, and leave out whatever you don’t like. It’s also a lot cheaper than buying lunch on campus every day! (makes 12) Ingredients ▴ […]

April 30, 2012

When I think of comfort food, the first thing that springs to mind is always a good, chunky tomato soup with crusty garlic bread. I’ve tried many different methods, but this is far and away the easiest way of making tomato soup that I’ve found—and, best of all, it’s stripped right down to the basic […]

March 26, 2012

Launches another misguided fundraiser Jason Russell, director of the viral video Kony 2012, was detained on March 15 after reportedly cavorting around the streets of San Diego naked, screaming obscenities, vandalising cars, and masturbating in public, less than two weeks after his video shot Russell to global fame. The video, produced by US activist group […]

March 26, 2012

Well, it seems as if autumn’s already begun to stake its claim on Wellington (did summer even arrive? I must have missed it). While your course-related costs haven’t quite run out and your flatmates are all still talking to each other, why not get together and have a good home-style roast with all the trimmings? […]

March 12, 2012

The combination of pumpkin and feta is a match made in heaven – the natural sweetness of the pumpkin is balanced by the salty tang of the feta. Add in the creaminess of risotto and plenty of pepper and you’ve got a fantastic tasting meal that is very filling – and cheap! This recipe should […]

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