Did someone say Hump Day? I’m up for it, but I wish they could spell my name correctly.
Category: Julie’s Blog
It’s hard to stay focused with the many atrocious weather events happening around the world. So many people have lost their homes and livelihood, and sadly, for some, their loved ones. The pain must be immense. Recent weather bombs in New Zealand have also left people struggling to put their lives back together. Political change […]
Waiheke Island has lost the wonderful Ringawera Bakery. The last bake was Sunday, and like many islanders I now have a freezer full of Patrick Griffiths bread which is going to have to do me for some time. That’s it for now. After nearly 8 years, the quirky café and bakery much loved by locals […]
NZ’S GROWING ARTISAN CHOCOLATE MAKERS TO BE RECOGNISED WITH AWARDS Friday 7 July 2017, World Chocolate Day As World Chocolate Day is celebrated, this country’s growing artisan chocolate makers have received good news, with the announcement their hard work will be celebrated at the inaugural New Zealand Chocolate Awards. Announcing the awards, organisers Intermedia and Marvellous Marketing, […]
Crackling. CRUNCHY crackling. Gorgeously golden, so fingerlickin’ salty, and so perfectly crackled you hear it shatter in your ears, and all lined with a layer of sweet creamy fat that melts on your tongue. OMG! Died and gone to heaven with this one. Get the deep casserole out and get this humming along in the […]
Well, after a week that’s seen packs of wild animals resembling lions roaming the streets around Auckland’s Viaduct, and the breaking of Burgergate, and people shaking the moths out of bright red socks and Champagne sales soaring … it’s all gone a bit bonkers. 4th July is approaching, and that’s the time Americans like to chow down […]