Summer’s coming … close your eyes, sniff this bowl of gorgeous fruit and you are there!
Archives for 2016
2016 is the International Year of Pulses, and for good reason. Pulses have sustained human life over the centuries, providing much needed protein, but there’s more to them than that. Growing pulses is now a much more sustainable way of feeding the world. Pulses enhance soil fertility and reduce dependency on chemical fertilisers for a start, while improving […]
Sweeten your day the good way!
Three of the best – Ilaria’s Bunnuce Burgers still rating high!
Eat, drink and enjoy La Dolce Vita this Sunday at Festival Italiano 16.
Ding Dong, winter’s dead!
Yeah, go on, put it all together – avocado crema, pulled pork, mango salad with dirty chipotle dressing and a good dollop of adobo! Stick it in a bun or roll it in a soft puffy tortilla. It’s mighty fine either way. Get the recipes here and assemble your own creations: Black Bean & Orange […]
All your favourites in one mouthful!
Pale and creamy, perfect for dolloping, dipping or squiggling!
Bright sharp flavours are always welcome with rich and multi-layered food.
Squish and tasty, refried beans are a perfect landing base for tasty tid-bits on tortillas or in tacos.
Would you look at those medals!
Orange, green, yellow, black, white and brown, pulses come in many colours and shapes.
Mmm salt and oil, eggplants and mint.
Succulent chicken drumsticks, served while they’re barely warm, imbued with spices and kaffir lime leaves … yeah, go on, pick one up!
We’re all bloody food experts if you ask me!
Lentils, lentils, lentils … More please!
Spring is coming – time to refresh your recipe repertoire.
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, […]
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? […]