I sincerely hope the weather has come to the party this Labour Day and that you are venturing outdoors, making more use of our

and

recipe collections on bite.co.nz than having to stay in, sheltering from the rain and announcing it a

day.

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Get baking: Butternut and feta stuffed pie and Turkish style lamb pies. Photos / Bite magazine
Get baking: Butternut and feta stuffed pie and Turkish style lamb pies. Photos / Bite magazine

If it is a baking day, Ray's

is a beauty. It's an easy no-knead recipe that you can bake into bread or a

for lunch; Turkish style

for dinner and/or

for afternoon tea.

While waiting for the dough to rise, whip up a coco-nutty granola slice and you have lunchbox snacks sorted for the week.

Meanwhile, forget about that salad you'd planned to serve with the barbecue - transform your lettuce into something altogether more exciting by cooking it in one of Warren Elwin's dishes. Rain, schmain, today's adventures were made all the better for it.

Warren Elwin has some recipes for cooking with lettuce. Photos / Bite magazine
Warren Elwin has some recipes for cooking with lettuce. Photos / Bite magazine

Also in Bite this week:

Peter Gordon cooks with green tea

Parmesan crusted lamb schnitzel

Aussie pitmaster Hillbilly Griffiths

Osteoporosis: Nutritional information + recipe

Louise Thompson: givres and Takers

Squares of coconut granola slice make the perfect lunchbox snack. Photo / Bite magazine
Squares of coconut granola slice make the perfect lunchbox snack. Photo / Bite magazine

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