Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook

7:00pm Saturday, December 15 on TV One

In tonight’s season finale, Annabel jet boats to her friends’ raspberry patch, carrying her famous sponge cake to fill with freshly picked berries and lashings of cream.

Annabel returns home with her bounty and fills the larder with ten-minute raspberry jam, before putting together a relaxed meal of barbecued chicken with vegetables from her garden.

7:00pm Saturday, December 1 on TV One

Annabel returns to her idyllic lakeside cabin in Wanaka for a new season of Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook, staying true to her philosophy that quality natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation.

Tonight, Annabel gets a helping hand from her daughter Rose, when they head off to a local Wanaka orchard to pick apricots.

After a picnic under the apricot trees, mother and daughter return home laden with bounty, where Annabel creates a selection of sweet and savoury apricot dishes to feed the whole family.

7:00pm Saturday, November 24 on TV One

Annabel returns to her idyllic lakeside cabin in Wanaka for a new season of Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook, staying true to her philosophy that quality natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation.

Tonight, always up for an adventure, Annabel sets out to net flounder. In Nelson’s Delaware Bay, she drags a flounder net through the shallow waters in the hopes of netting the catch of the day.

Her haul becomes the starting point for a Mediterranean-themed meal featuring a generous platter of tapas, the simplest baked fish and a delicious vanilla citrus terrine.

7:00pm Saturday, November 17 on TV One

Annabel returns to her idyllic lakeside cabin in Wanaka for a new season of Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook, staying true to her philosophy that quality natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation.

Tonight, Annabel visits her neighbour’s hazelnut orchard, where she swaps a delicious lunch for a big swag of nuts.

After inviting the neighbours over for dinner, Annabel heads out to her lush garden for inspiration. On the menu are fresh artichokes to serve as a simple starter.

For dessert, Annabel makes the most of her new-found produce by whipping up a batch of hazelnut butter to use in individual pear and hazelnut tarts.

7:00pm Saturday, November 10 on TV One

Annabel returns to her idyllic lakeside cabin in Wanaka for a new season of Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook, staying true to her philosophy that quality natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation.

Tonight, Annabel goes in search of the perfect crunchy apple and visits a heritage apple expert to help her find it.

Once her mission is complete, Annabel heads back to her cabin to serve up a Mexican-style feast for friends.

On the menu is spicy gazpacho, followed by succulent Mexican pulled pork. Then, Annabel demonstrates an unbelievably easy recipe for apple and berry sorbets.

7:00pm Saturday, November 3 on TV One

Annabel returns to her idyllic lakeside cabin in Wanaka for a new season of Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook, staying true to her philosophy that quality natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation.

Tonight, wild mushrooms spring up annually under the silver birch trees at Annabel’s cabin. She’s never dared eat them before, but this year, she calls on a fungi expert to find out if they’re edible.

Once she’s given the green light, Annabel cooks the mushrooms on the back of her trusty yellow truck and serves them with a super-simple flatbread.

Back at her cabin, the flavours of Asia inspire Annabel to create a teriyaki fish and mushroom bake, followed by lemon and ginger ice cream and home-made ginger biscotti.

7:00pm Saturday, October 27 on TV One

Annabel returns to her idyllic lakeside cabin in Wanaka for a new season of Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook, staying true to her philosophy that quality natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation.

Tonight, always keen to try new ingredients, Annabel visits a local lavender grower to discover the secrets of cooking with the fragrant flower.

She returns to her cabin laden with produce and creates lamb in a lavender herb crust, served with a starter of chevre-stuffed zucchini flowers from her garden.

After a divine tarte tatin dessert, she toasts a perfect day with a spritzer made with her new pantry essential – home-made lavender syrup.

7:00pm Saturday, October 13 on TV One

Annabel returns to her idyllic lakeside cabin in Wanaka for a new season of Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook, staying true to her philosophy that quality natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation.

Tonight, Annabel catches up with friend and iconic Kiwi actor Sam Neill (The Vow) at his boutique vineyard in central Otago.

Not one to show up empty handed, Annabel creates a no-nonsense choco-nut slice to bring along. Even less likely to leave empty handed, Annabel returns home with the spoils of Sam’s small saffron crop and heritage pear trees.

Annabel invites Sam and his team back to her Wanaka home where she showcases Sam’s produce over a glass or two of wine.

7:00pm Saturday, October 6 on TV One

Annabel returns to her idyllic lakeside cabin in Wanaka for a new season of Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook, staying true to her philosophy that quality natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation.

Tonight, Annabel jet boats to a secret crab-catching spot in the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park.

Back on shore, she shares onion and herb frittata sandwiches with her fisherman friend Bucky, then cooks up a seafood feast including a spectacular paella.

With her fresh, free-spirited approach, effortlessly achievable recipes and clever cooking tips, Annabel shows how easy it is to bring good food and good times to the modern table.

7:00pm Saturday, September 22 on TV One

Annabel returns to her idyllic lakeside cabin in Wanaka for a brand new season of Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook.

Building on the success of her first television series and cookbook, Annabel stays true to her philosophy that quality natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation.

In each episode, Annabel ventures out by jet boat, helicopter, or in her trusty yellow truck to meet local producers and gather quality artisan ingredients to combine with her own seasonal harvests.

With her fresh, free-spirited approach, effortlessly achievable recipes and clever cooking tips, Annabel shows how easy it is to bring good food and good times to the modern table.