There is nothing more exciting than a gastronomic experience that takes your cooking, coffee, drinks or kitchen to the next level, so scroll down to find out the M2woman must-haves.
There’s nothing like a refreshing, fruity drink on a hot summer’s day. It’s even better when that drink comes packed with all sorts of good stuff to help keep your health in tip top shape.
By now, we’ve all heard of the great benefits of kombucha to assist with immunity and gut health. However not all of us are so into the slightly unusual taste of the classic ‘booch. For those that are looking for a kombucha with a drier and more savoury flavour, kombucha pros, Good Buzz, have got just the tipple to satisfy those cravings. Their new ‘A’ Series comes in two delicious flavours of Hawkes Bay Peach & Kawakawa and Gisborne Lemon & Manuka Leaf, giving consumers a uniquely tasty alternative to their classic range. With wellness benefits including digestive health, anti-bacterial and immune-boosting properties, the Good Buzz ‘A’ Series comes packed with the best locally-sourced fruits, native shrubs and herbs, giving you a delicious drink that even the most discerning booch lover will approve of.
If you’re anything like me, your coffee order can change throughout the day depending on your mood. It may be a strong short black in the morning to wake you up, a flat white at lunchtime to keep you going, or a tasty pour over as an afternoon reward. And while the office (or your home office) may have a coffee machine of its own, having your coffee tailored to your preference isn’t often on the cards during the working day.
Enter Nespresso’s new Vertuo Next coffee machine, giving you the option of over 20 coffee styles to choose from with just a capsule and the touch of a button. From your classic flat whites and cappuccinos, to more modern Carafe Pour-Over style coffees, or the more indulgent Caramel Cookie or Vanilla Custard Pie coffees, you can change up your coffee with your mood. The new domed capsule design of the Vertuo allows for more roast and ground coffee to be sealed inside, so you know you’re getting the best coffee, no matter what your preference.
Cooking With Colour
Even for those who love cooking, opening up your cupboards and finding it overflowing with a mess of different pans, skillets, roasting trays and baking dishes can quickly make the kitchen a stressful place. Having an array of different equipment can make it hard to know which is best to use and means that cleaning up takes nearly as long as cooking.
Queenstown mum Rachel Turner saw this dilemma and knew there was an easier way to avoid those kitchen nightmares. A fan of the classic Dutch Ovens, Rachel loved the stress-free, no-fuss cooking that was possible with the versatile kitchen ware. So she set about creating her own range of Dutch Ovens, however instead of the bland and boring looks that many come in, Rachel wanted to add some colour to her kitchen equipment.
Rachel’s Biroix range of cast iron Dutch Ovens come in bright shades of green, orange and yellow, adding a splash of colour and excitement into Kiwi kitchens. With the ability to be used for baking, browning, deep-frying, searing, roasting, broiling, the cast iron cookware means that food will be cooked evenly and efficiently and works easily with most cooktops. Complete with a glossy enamel finish, making it durable and easy to clean, the Biroix range of Dutch Ovens will put the fun and easiness back into your cooking once again.