Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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Enjoy the last of the warm days

I have been spending the last few days cleaning up the vege garden in preparation for winter, Still picking the odd strawberries, peppers of all size and description are still ready for the picking. Garlic is planted, broad beans are in and today I picked a lovely bunch of lemon grass which I will freeze....
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Whirlwind trip to London

Well I have just come back from 10 days in London....and it feels like it too!!!!It was one of those spur of the moment trips...surprise visit for my brothers 50th!!!I have to say I enjoyed the heat wave they were having over there. I still managed to fit in a few visit to cook shops. I...
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whats been happening this week!!

This week I finally had time to make Hummingbird cake...if you have never tried it...it is worth the effort!! A lovely moist cake enriched with bananas, crushed pineapple and pecan nuts topped off with a lovely cream cheese and passion fruit icing...I had hoped to have posted a pic but the minute I had finished...
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Still Going

It has been a long road to getting this house completed but I  feel we are getting there...hopefully another week and I will see the last of the trademen...although in saying that everyone that has worked on on this project have been great.I feel very lucky to have had so many people helping me to create my...
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Hawkes Bay Heat

Well it has been a long time since I have been on my blog...a combination of a few very hectic months...trying to get sorted for Christmas AND NO INTERNET!!!!!!!!Finally I was hooked up yesterday and I now feel I have my right arm attached again!!!!!! Maison de Cuisine is starting to take shape and with this heat in...
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