Gochujang (Korean Red Pepper Paste)

Not for the faint-hearted, this Korean condiment is a treat for those with a hankering for fire on the tongue and an instantly cleared nasal passage. If that isn’t you, don’t sop reading – it can also be tamed into something altogether more acquiescent with the help of other ingredients. Thought to have been made since as far back as the early 1700s, gochujang is … Continue reading Gochujang (Korean Red Pepper Paste)

Oratia Farmers Market

Some good friends have recently moved out into the Waitakeres, so visiting them yesterday was the perfect chance check out the Oratia Farmers Market en route. I’m glad we did – this small but very well-organised market is a gem. Fresh bread, seasonal produce small smallholders, cured meats, smoked fish, microgreens, seedlings, honey and plenty more bounty to take home and cook with. Plus lots … Continue reading Oratia Farmers Market