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Summer is here….hopefully!

Well this summer is certainly turning out to be a crazy one. I don't think I have seen Hawke's Bay so green for mid January. Rain....we can have a week with 30 degree days and then the following week, I am concerned that I am going to be flooded in!!! My vegetable garden is totally at...
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New additions to the family

A couple of hens have added interest to my surroundings. Especially today while being unwell and in bed , I could hear tapping on the glass doors only to be greeted by one plump white hen. Have to say I am enjoying my fresh eggs. My little orchard has put on great growth over summer...
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It’s tomato time

I seem to find it hard to post a regular blog but I have decided that I need to find the time!!!This summer has been wonderful for my vegetable garden. I have been over run with produce. The tomatoes have been great and I have made some wonderful dishes and relish with...
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Yes it is winter!!!!

I never seem to have enough hours in the day and with winter upon us it is even more difficult. One of my favourite dishes over winter is chicken with tarragon and Dijon mustard and roast vegetable tart with pesto and ricotta. Both these dishes are in some of my classes over winter...along with some...
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Wahoo summer is on the way!!!

Yes we are almost into November...and I have been busy getting my summer vegetable garden planted...mind you, someone forgot to tell mother earth about summer being on the way and the rain and cold days are getting a bit tiring!!! I was listening to the radio this morning and heard a great idea on how to keep...
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Winter

The one good thing about Winter is that I never feel guilty being in the kitchen.!!!  There's always new recipes to try and to modify. After a long hunt I finally found a supplier for baguette trays so if you attend a bread class...you don't have to panic !!! I have the trays so you...
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Spoil your mum on Mother’s day!! MAY 8th

If you are wondering what you are going to organize for Mothers' day....This will help you with that Mother's day present!!! Bring your Mum out for a special morning tea and class......I will even bring out the fancy china cups!!!!! I will post more details soon. SPACES AVAILABLE 8 (Yes I will take 8 for this class ) If...
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Christmas in Melbourne

Seems ages since I added to my blog but I had a really busy year with classes and I flew to Melbourne for a well earned break over Christmas and to catch up with family. In my classes I have often talked about my wonderful dining experience at Vue de Monde in Melbourne, I can add...
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