November arrives and instantly divides the population into two camps - Christmas and non-Christmas people. I'm a member of the former, and view the first of the month as an excuse to click play on my festive playlist.
If you're like me, you'll be excited to hear the Christmas issue is on sale on Monday! If not, there's still plenty to enjoy in the issue - from BBQ tips to everyday recipes - and in this week's summery newsletter, as we spend November celebrating outdoor eating.
Chocolate, Ginger and Date Cakes
Serve these moist little cakes topped with a spoonful of silky date caramel sauce and softly whipped cream, or simply a dusting of icing sugar.
An Auckland institution, S.P.Q.R has been serving Ponsonby diners for over 20 years, afforded with the perfect location for people watching. Here's a classic recipe from their first cookbook which is available now.