This week … Spring is upon us! Yes, there’s still a bit of rain to fall, but hopefully not much this Sunday so all the father’s in the land – and in other lands where they celebrate such a thing – can enjoy the day. The way to a man’s heart (corny, but still true, […]
Archives for August 2016
A dedication to the town of Amatrice and her people.
Well blow me down! I just came third in the Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day Waiheke’s Song and Poetry competition (HaHa! Try and make a haiku of that!). Read My Poem Here The ‘Song and Poetry Thing’ takes place the last Thursday of every month, and tonight was a culmination of a year’s work from […]
Sheep’s milk cheeses add flavour to dishes just like parmesan.
Serving up crunchy-topped clams.
Read the poem, then read the notes at the end of the poem, then read the poem again. That’s if you’ve got nothing else to do all day! Open window Saturday night No one can see me My street soldier – a silvery green poplar – standing sentry Seeing, unseen Plump […]
You can feel the season changing from winter to early spring, even though it is not reflected in the temperature just yet. It’s more that winter has bored your socks off with all the rain, cold snaps and grey days – and snow for some – and you’re ready for spring sunshine. Ring a bell? […]
Oh, would you look at that! Fish, aromatics & avocado: You know it will taste scrumptious.
A little fishy all for me! Oh, alright, I’ll share it.
Don’t pussy around. Get in there and crush the life out of them!
As fresh as you can get!
These are tasty, tart and hot, and deliciously coconutty. I can never decide whether I like them more with the coconut chilli dressing or the lime and chilli one, so I usually make both!
Throw some Spanish piquillo peppers or char-grilled bell pepper, black olives and a smattering of orange zest on top of this casserole and things become wildly exotic!
Creamy pale green and white beans, pretty as a picture, luscious to eat
This is one of those OHMYGOD! cakes – simply sensational!!!
Here’s your answer for a quick roast that’s easy to prepare and cook … and that’s also scrumptious!
The inspiration for this week’s fabbie blackberry and apple pie comes from Ilaria. Along with friends Tom and Ben, she went kayaking around the Lea Canals in London last Sunday. When the weather is sunny and warm, it’s idyllic. There was no stopping them when they came across wild blackberries growing on the banks, and they gathered enough for a feast. […]
When it’s sunny in London – out you go!
Meltingly tender, richly flavoured, perfect for chilly days.
Ditch the vitamin supplements – one golden kiwifruit contains more than double the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C, and is rich in Vitamin E.
Now you know what to get for breakfast and your deluxe lunch rolls
Casita Miro rocked last Sunday as 75 people swirled, sniffed and swallowed some mighty fine Waiheke wines.
Get your groove on with this chicken mamma – it’s so amazing!
Yes, yes, another riff on these fabulous ingredients – I can’t help myself!
Fifi, dear Fifi, embarrassed herself this weekend. No, she didn’t wet herself again, she just clammed up, wasn’t in the mood and couldn’t be coaxed to behave. Talk about pick your moments! I’d just gone down to the ferry to pick up Bob and Marion. Master of Wine Bob. Yes, that one. Bob and Marion […]
Te Matuku Bay Oysters set to shine