Squishy avocado? Add it to the dressing!
Category: Julie’s Blog
You make it, we’ll eat it. Yep, consumption of specialty cheeses in New Zealand is on the rise.
Biggest street party to be held this October in Auckland.
Superb! Best prawns I’ve eaten in a long time.
Ting-a-ling, Ta-Ta-Ta, Woop or Warble, all welcome to our monthly Song & Poetry Thing. Held the last Thursday of every month at Found Café Waiheke.
I wish it would stop raining.
Best balls & baked beauties – read all the bits and bobs about them!
But who said you can’t eat potatoes after dark?
Check out Rag Noodles with Fresh Walnuts (below). This is a super-simple dish to make, and the perfect home for a first attempt at making pasta. You can use all the raggedy pieces and make them look like you meant them to look this way!
Home-cooked meals. Don’t you love them? It’s something most of us think about, dream about, reminisce about. If you were lucky, a mother, grandmother, or an auntie, or someone who emanated cheerfulness, warmth, caring and love (they were all women when I grew up, but don’t take offence, slip in whoever it was, or whoever you wanted it to be), stood by the stove, stirring pots of gorgeousness (yep, that’s a word), food that smelled so good you couldn’t wait to eat it, food that tasted so good you licked the plate clean (well, as a kid …), and food that spread such a wonderful feeling of happiness deep in the pit of your stomach. Read more …
What did you do last Friday????
Fluffy and creamy but not at all rich … Clevedon Buffalo spreads.
Food packed in glass looks so much more inviting than it does in plastic.
Read the small print if you really want to know what is going on.
Most of us have heard of cock-a-leekie (a Scottish soupy stew made with chicken and leeks) but hat-a-leekie is something else. Why anyone would want to wear a leek in their hat is beyond me, but not to the Welsh who claim the leek as their national symbol – all to do with a bunch of …
Wherever you are gather friends and family together and FEAST!
5th June 2019
Silky sweet honey yoghurt – all organic!
Faking it. Yep, that’s right. If your quince doesn’t emit a head-turning perfume, just fake it.
Peanut Butter with extras. Whoop! Whoop!
Scones, rhyming with ‘on’ or scones, rhyming with ‘own’ … doesn’t matter which way, they’re scrumptious!
You are hearing it everywhere BUY LOCAL and for good reason. Buying local ensures those around you have jobs – you are looking after your fellow citizens and encouraging enterprise in your own backyard. Businesses are likely to be smaller, rather than huge multi-national conglomerates. You are more likely to know how things are grown […]
Some years ago my darling brother Clive got very ill with a brain tumour. In his final days he was assisted by the wonderful staff of Totara Hospice. I’ve been a supporter since then. I was delighted when they asked me to be the guest host of their 2019 fundraising lunch in May. Well known […]