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Feijoin the Frenzy

The season is upon us when that colleague starts to bring in bags of feijoas, daily. It’s the time of year your neighbor tells you to help yourself to the fruits of their feijoa tree. Or maybe you’re the one doing the small, delicious, green gift giving!

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Summer Fruity Goodness

We are getting very excited over here and we are sure you will be too! Why? Because as we welcome in the beautiful sun for Summer we also say hello to the super tasty fruits that come with it, meaning your fruit boxes are about to get a bit of seasonal Summer goodness added to them – woohoo!

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Orange and Poppy Seed Loaf

Believed to be the most commonly grown tree in the world, oranges are one of the world’s favourite fruit. Gisborne is NZ’s largest supplier of Oranges with 85% of the national crop grown in the region. Juicy, sweet and known for vitamin C, oranges make a great snack and add an extra element to many recipes. I love baking with oranges and its zest provides great citrus flavour. This recipe uses the zest of three and juice of two. It makes for the perfect morning tea treat.

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More gourmet fruity goodness

This week your glorious gourmet fruit box will contain a few very strange looking, yet delicious fruits! Each of our regions are in for a little surprise of their own. Enjoy foodies!

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Honey-Baked Persimmons with Vanilla and Cinnamon

Winter is here, which brings the arrival of persimmons! These orange delights are under-rated and people often don't know what to do with them. So here's a recipe for a quick, simple and healthy dessert that will (hopefully) make you fall in love with them!

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Cooking with The Chiefs

We're proud as punch to be part of The Chiefs Family, feeding the lads with our nutritious (and delicious) recipes and fresh ingredients. I love travelling to the Waikato for some hands on time in the kitchen with the boys. They're as talented in the kitchen as they are on the field!

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Succulent Grilled Pineapple

Pineapple is delicious on its own, but if you want something quick and easy to make for dessert, how about grilling it and topping slices with reduced balsamic vinegar, toasted desiccated coconut and pine nuts, and natural yoghurt. Feel free to make this recipe your own with the addition of diced berries or any other sweet fruit as an extra garnish. Grill the pineapple in advance and simply re-heat on an oven tray for a quick, sure to impress, dinner party dessert or afternoon snack.

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