Saturday March 17th 2012
DARREN BEVAN: Movies and DVDs
AT THE CINEMA:
AT THE CINEMA:
Doco Brother Number One about Rob Hamill's quest for justice for his brother - Darren’s verdict: Rush to see it!
Thriller from Jo Nesbo's books, Headhunters - Darren’s verdict: Rush to see it!
Cool heist flick with a smattering of very strong violence, Drive starring Ryan Gosling - Darren’s verdict: Rush to see it!
And romantic drama One Day, starring Anne Hathaway - Darren’s verdict: Give it a miss!
For the latest trailers, full reviews and news, you can visit Darren's blog http://darrens-world-of-entertainment.blogspot.co.nz/
ALLYSON GOFTON: Cooking
LYNDA HALLINAN: Gardening
Bottled Cherry Tomatoes with Mint & Garlic by Fiona Smith, Cuisine Magazine
This very decorative pickle is well worth making so you can enjoy the full flavours of summer during winter. The tomatoes can be used on antipasti platters, tossed through pasta dishes or smeared on hot garlic bruschetta.
1kg firm red and yellow cherry tomatoes
handful large unblemished mint leaves
cloves from 1 bulb garlic, peeled
200g soft brown sugar
1 litre cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
Lightly prick each tomato a few times with a skewer. Divide into 2 x sterilised 1 litre jar, layering with mint leaves and garlic cloves as you go.
Place sugar, cider vinegar, salt and peppercorns in a pan over a low heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat and cool completely. Pour vinegar solution over the tomatoes. Gently push the tomatoes down to prevent air pockets forming. Tap each jar gently with a spoon to raise any air bubbles. Seal and wipe down the jars. Store in a dark, cool cupboard. The tomatoes will be ready within 4-6 weeks and last a year.
PAUL LITTLE: Books
Golf: A course in Life - a few things golf can teach us about life and business by John Hanlon, Longueville Books, $35 - Paul’s verdict: Quick flick.
Rin Tin TIn: The Life and Legend of the World's Most Famous Dog by Susan Orlean, Allen & Unwin, $36.99 - Paul's verdict: Cover to cover
ANDREW DICKENS: Music
Nathan Haines 'The Poet's Embrace' - Andrew's verdict: 4.5 stars out 5.