Last year, same time, Ilaria and I had a bit of a Salad Caprese crush. It’s happened again, organically. She fired in some copy and some pics just as I was fiddling around with a bunch of the cutest little bubby buffalo milk mozzarella balls and some homegrown tiny tomatoes and basil. Tomatoes are at […]
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Cordis Hotels & Resorts is the new top-drawer global brand of the Langham Hospitality Group. Lucky for Auckland being one of the first in the group to have a hotel elevated to this level.
Mini buffalo mozzarella balls are so cute but treat them carefully because they are wondrously soft.
Song & Poetry Thing held the last Friday of each month Waiheke Island
Would you look at these prices!
Food to help you cool down!
Dill is a tricky little devil. It looks so innocent, all soft fronds and sweet anise scent, but it packs a potent punch, and the taste lingers. That makes it perfect with oily fish such as salmon.
Now is the time to load your plate with summer summer vegetables and fruits!
Buy seasonal – corn, tomatoes, watermelon, avocados and stone fruit …
Letting some fennel plants go to seed, (accidentally or on purpose), will ensure you have fresh fennel seeds to use in dishes.
We rocked the The Great Kiwi Beer Festival with beer cocktails and spicy food.
If you are feeling a pinch in your tootsies, and your nose is a bit Rudolph-like, you need to get cooking so you fill your house with inviting smells and draw everyone into the warm kitchen to sup, sip and be merry. Here you go then, some ideas to warm you up: Crispy Broccoli & […]
If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes …
We will be setting lips smacking this weekend as we tinker with fire and spice at The Great Kiwi Beer Festival.
All your medicine in a pearly white clove: antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-fungal, antioxidant = GARLIC.
Need a caterer for special events on Waiheke?
Award-winning book – get yours signed with a dedication.
Nuggety fudgy freshly dug spuds. Mmmmm.
It’s been a big week, everyone keeps saying, and I think it’s because Christmas is getting so close you can almost taste the panic. Eeeiiii. So much to be done. BUT we must not forget to eat well, if only to ensure we have stamina to drink all the bottles of bubbly coming our way […]
Hobby horse: We all deserve to eat, but let’s make it easy on our hosts.
Hobby horse: Just think what you are doing every time you stuff a slice of luncheon sausage, saveloy or chipolata in your child’s mouth … and what healthy option you could replace it with.
Cauliflower spans the seasons as this dish shows.
A garden party needs these things to be successful: good weather, great food, good amounts of booze, a beautiful location, and guests willing to enjoy themselves.
Breathtakingly beautiful Sacred Blessing Sanctuary garden, lovely Lynda Hallinan regaling us with her gardening anecdotes, Julie Biuso on canapés … Waiheke Garden Party is set to rock!
Are you set to go for festive and summer entertaining?