Expect plenty of music, dancing, laughter, oodles of food and plenty of ‘Ciao Bella’s and treble cheek-kissing.
Category: Julie’s Blog
Take advantage of this fantastic offer to improve your kitchen skills with a decent knife.
The prices are amazing!
Melty, cheesy, toasty, crunchy …. CHEESE!
Like overpriced sad and bland scones, bad expensive pizza is a crime.
Labna and dukkah and dukkah and labna … make it your summer mantra.
Check out these fresh ideas …
My food pyramid probably doesn’t look like yours!
There are readings and writing going on all around you.
Listen up! Enjoy it. Join in.
There’s no point grizzling about the weather, here in New Zealand at any rate. It is still winter, though some days it feels like we’ve skipped spring and gone straight to summer. But not so. There is often still a nip in the air and there’s a tad more rain to fall. So, make the […]
A busy little week getting this lot sorted!
Love Jam on Waiheke Island AUGUST 25th! Follow up with a Tom Wait tribute concert at Artworks Theatre!
So here goes … A GORGEOUS (I know I use that word a lot, but that’s because it is truly applicable!), cashew nut curry. This might be a new idea to you but if you like coconut and mild curries, you will love this. The nuts are cooked until tender and the flavour though delicate, […]
Barley has become one of my favourite comfort foods, not just cooked in soup, but added to a stew, threaded through a roasted vegetable salad or steamed in a pilaf.
Add a little crunch to your life.
This is shocking One thing I like about living in a small community is the friendliness of people working in shops and service industries. You get to know them by name. They get to know your requirements, and your quirks, like when you might be a bit grumpy or short of time, and they generally […]
Spice it up!
Luca’s feast day – rocking the favourites.
Warmin’ up and coolin’ down – there’s a reason for it.
July July July. It means something different to all of us, be it mid-summer, mid-winter, your birthday (Happy birthday Luca xxx), a time for celebrations or commemorations, or the dreaded DRY JULY. For those who aren’t familiar with this term, this is the month you can opt in to opt out of drinking alcohol. A […]
Full of the scent of sun-warmed carnations, a scrape of orange peel and a sprinkle of spice … Seedlip’s come to town.
Some days the odds are stacked against you …
Leftovers taste the best …
My perfect life. Yeah, right!
Check out these fab menus for Solstice Feasting – whichever season you are in, there’s something for you.
Keep your nearest and dearest close by with the delicious goodies you pump out of your kitchen.
Too sad when plants curl up their toes in winter. Read my tips, and let me know yours in the comment box below.