Tacos, tortillas and a can of beans. Get inventive and feed the troops something tasty over the next few days.With your pantry sorted you only need to shop for fresh items. Mask on, take your own shopping bags into the supermarket (don’t use a trolley; carrying the shopping around the aisles counts as exercise!).In and […]
Category: Julie’s Blog
25th March 2020 Hi everyone, You will notice a difference to the Shared Kitchen newsletter layout this week. As we all prepare to go into lockdown this evening in New Zealand I am not wasting your time or mine with frippery: it’s straight to the heart, an idea to feed your family with side ideas […]
Heart in hand, the caterpillar missed this one!
My brother Pat and I ventured out to the supermarket yesterday. I’m down in the Wairarapa staying with him and partner Lynne for a few weeks. Although they have impressive vegetable gardens and orchards, we needed a few extra things. Like milk. And flour. And bread. Masterton supermarket had promised ‘wipes’ for the trolley handles […]
The sins that have been committed under the name frittata. Stop! No more please. Call what you bake in the oven in a cake tin a vegetable bake. Got it? Yaaaah!
Wrinkly is good!
First up, cute as a button, burrata, little pouches of creamy cheesy ‘umptiousness, with caponata. Now here’s a thing, my late Sicilian mother-in-law might not have given the nod to this quick version of caponata, but that doesn’t take anything away from it. Mine is faster to make, packs a punch, and is quite delicious. […]
Looking for a south of France adventure?
$7.00 dinner. An extravagance? Maybe? Maybe not.
Got a poem in you? Been tinkling a little tune and ready to showcase it to an audience? Song & Poetry Thing FOUND Café Waiheke 30th Jan.
Hey bud, you look cute!
Candy-coloured beetroot will turn heads at your next gathering.
Street food, sizzle & sun.
Read all about Sicily’s famed street food, Panelle, how to make them and what to do with them; how to make the crispiest batter for fried fish and much more.
Broad beans, white cheese and salami … yep, I’m up for it.
I’m dreaming of chowing down on something crunchy … if only.
Squishy avocado? Add it to the dressing!
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 …