To see Te Mana Lambs in their high-country environment I had to helicopter from Wanaka to Minaret Station - what a treat! It's a special part of New Zealand, and the Wallis family are putting it to good use with livestock, lodgings and unique alpine adventures. You can read my thoughts on Te Mana Lamb here and although we cannot cook with Te Mana Lamb (it is restaurant-only at the moment) at home, we have plenty you can cook.

Kathy Paterson has potatoes fit for a queen - roasted with a hint of balsamic vinegar, wedges served with a simple Indian chutney and potato cakes with bacon and herbs - would surely please Her Majesty. If you are serving your potatoes with a steak, Peter Gordon has some sauce suggestions to accompany it.

A good macaroni and cheese brings comfort to dull days and Warren is suggesting four ways you can go about making it. Megan May is making over the pumpkin pie which will also bring comfort to many. On the other side of the world, galettes are introducing summer for Allyson Gofton in France.

From left: Roast potatoes, potato wedges, potato cakes. Photos / Supplied
From left: Roast potatoes, potato wedges, potato cakes. Photos / Supplied

Pop a pork and prune hotpot in the oven to warm up the house tonight or, if you need to make dinner snappy, roast some chicken pieces and serve it with sriracha hummus and buttered cabbage.

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From left: Macaroni and cheese, Winter Spice Buttercup Cake. Photos / Supplied
From left: Macaroni and cheese, Winter Spice Buttercup Cake. Photos / Supplied