Spring or Koanga is when New Zealanders start to get outdoors, light up and barbie,and enjoy those longer evenings thanks to daylight saving
The air is full of the scent blossoms and the promise of summer just around the corner
We can't wait for the first asparagus and strawberries that mark the new season. It is a time for healthy lighter foods like salads and spring vegetables, to accompany the grilled meats and fish for the barbie. Followed of course by the classic strawberries - try them macerated with the lovely Divinity Pomegranate Balsamic - divine.
And of course the many new
greens like asparagus, peas, and the old
favourites of broccoli and tomatoes. You can learn more about
New Zealand vegetables in season here.
And for dessert, choose from the many fruits in abundance during spring - berries. Use the indulgent Heilala Vanilla to make a special creme anglaise.
We make it easier for you to
discover, buy and enjoy these and many other delicious artisan foods. At the same time we help the small artisan
food producers across the country grow their business.
Here at Kai, you can learn more about the artisans themselves - the people with the passion
behind the produce. And learn more about the places our great food comes from –
the many and varied regions of NZ. Our country has some incredible natural advantages in being able to
grow, breed, and harvest a huge array of foods from the land, rivers and sea. We support organic but many traditional foods in New Zealand are also quite OK (just check that they are sustainably grown and produced).
We check our artisan suppliers to ensure that their food is
grown, harvested and prepared as sustainably and ethically as possible. And we identify artisans and products that are Certified organic.
Artisan food producers are the small guys in a big world, but we are committed to help them…. and make it easy for you to
support them. If there is an artisan food producer you would like us to get on
Kai, let us know
Please tell your friends about us, and thanks for visiting and shopping at Kai