Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Melbourne..what a food place.

I always have these good intentions of writing a regular blog and it just never seems to happen...I am always scrambling for spare time!! Have just had a quick trip to Melbourne... getting to lots of foodie places was not easy this trip....I have just become nana to twin boys so I was visiting them...8 weeks...
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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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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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My latest cookbook review

Winter time is a great excuse for sitting by the roaring fire and reviewing a new cookbook, my latest read is MY UNDERGROUND KITCHEN by Jess Daniell. With over 80 mouth watering recipes for home cooks. Not only are the recipes tasty, they are easy to prepare  and the recipes are divided into seasons which...
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WINTER HAS ARRIVED

I look out at a rather white lawn today and yes winter has well and truly arrived. I am always sad to see the vegetable  garden go into hibernation. Mind you it deserves a rest after producing a wonderful summer of fruit and vegetables. My pantry is stocked with plenty of varieties of relish and...
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Summers coming!!!

Well the weeks seem to rush by  at the moment and it is quite scary!!!Am busy getting the compost on my garden and vegetable plants in. On the top of my list this year will be more chilli's to make sweet chilli sauce...so easy to grow and so productive. Aubergines are already in as I...
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A month in Santander Spain and Avignon France

I have just returned from a month in Santander Spain and Avignon France. I have just had a most wonderful food experience!!!! A wedding in Spain let me experience the best of Spanish cuisine. Santander is right up north of Spain on the coast so plenty of seafood. Fresh tuna, lobster, squid, cockles, shrimp, fish...
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