It’s a bit miserable around our way and with that in mind I thought a bit of colour and crunch could cheer us up this week. Cheesy toastie sandwiches for lunch? Yeah! Go on! Forget about the diet or whatever it is you worry about (too much salt, too much animal fat, frying …) and […]
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Autumn cooking classes on Waiheke. Come and celebrate the season. There’s nowhere better than a cosy kitchen!
My unplanned water features …
Get to a farmer’s market (ignore the rain – it’s great for the produce!), get shopping and get cooking. Autumn and all her glories is upon us!
It may not sound very glamorous, but it’s true nonetheless, although it has to be clarified that I didn’t actually make soup in my dressing gown, but rather in a pot …
Check out the new classes for March – they’ll whet your appetite for the exotic.
Shared Kitchen is set to shine during February: Cooking classes galore!
It’s sublime in its simplicity – but there’s no law to stop you ringing the changes.
Come see Puglia with me! In May 2017 I’m taking a small group (just 14 people), to undiscovered Puglia for a foodie adventure.
Roasted carrots and beetroot are okay … but add a bit of red meat and a glass or two of merlot and they taste a whole lot better!
Mesmerising foamy waves breaking on the shoreline, sand between the toes and nodding off over the crossword; corn on the cob and more avos than you can eat; salads of white nectarines and peaches, red-fleshed plums; chilled frothy beers, salty lips and sizzling seafood … I hope your summer experience is all you want it to be. […]
is deciding whether to drink white or rosé … Waiheke Island has some stunning rosé wines, the perfect match for sunny days, summer lunches and seafood. Share
Get them sizzling!
Bring on the shower!
Come and cook with us on Waiheke – and enjoy a sherry tasting at the fabulous Casita Miro.
What you do in the privacy of your own home, is, well, your own business, except I’m rather proud of what happened in mine. Yep, we danced away the end of 2016, and welcomed in the opportunities a new year offers while chasing away the bad bits! When my head hit the pillow at 3.30am […]
Smooth, chunky, lumpy … any which way with an avo is fine by me.
It’s easy to smoke fish at home … no fancy equipment required!
What was the most popular dish at my cake stall for the Garden Safari on Waiheke last weekend?
4 days of superb eating, drinking and learning.
How not to singe your eyebrows when frying in a wok – you gotta read this!
Yay! The Te Matuku Oyster Festival is on this Saturday (it had to be moved from earlier in October due to inclement weather and soggy grounds!). It’ll be held at Rangihoua Olive Estate as planned. It’s a great day (12pm-5.00pm), with music by Mojo Risers and ROOK, and demonstrations by Paulie Hooton from The Oyster […]
This is how you get to snoop around some of the best properties on Waiheke Island! (All for a good cause, of course.)
This week on Waiheke …
Best-ever vegan pastry – crisp, melt-in the-mouth and flaky.