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 […]
Category: Julie’s Blog
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.
Get yourself all inspired this weekend with a cooking class on Waiheke. Come away with a great repertoire of new recipes and be ready to roll for summer.
Waiheke welcomes another fine dining venue.
Sharp and bright, great in the glass, and to finish off rich dishes, tangelos pack a powerful citrus flavour.
Humpf threatens the bum-rush to you know who …
Latest spring newsletter just out!
Keep the heat on asparagus – there’s plenty you can do with it to keep enthusiasm going!
The changeable spring weather has made it tough for families with kids these school holidays. All I can say is eventually they grow up and leave home but because I remember those days so vividly, here’s an idea Strawberry Heart Sandwiches This week I’ve given a pasta recipe with asparagus and a topping of crunchy fried crumbs. Yum! […]
Come and cook with us on Waiheke Island! Just a few places left on December classes. January schedule coming soon. A voucher to a Shared Kitchen cooking class makes a fabulous and special Christmas gift.
It pays to remember that spring rain – seemingly so annoying when a few large drops turn into a sudden downpour – drives into the soil and helps keep the ground moist while spring crops get underway. Even in a home garden, it saves you having to get out there with the hose and water […]
2016 is the International Year of Pulses, and for good reason. Pulses have sustained human life over the centuries, providing much needed protein, but there’s more to them than that. Growing pulses is now a much more sustainable way of feeding the world. Pulses enhance soil fertility and reduce dependency on chemical fertilisers for a start, while improving […]
Eat, drink and enjoy La Dolce Vita this Sunday at Festival Italiano 16.
Ding Dong, winter’s dead!
This week … Spring is upon us! Yes, there’s still a bit of rain to fall, but hopefully not much this Sunday so all the father’s in the land – and in other lands where they celebrate such a thing – can enjoy the day. The way to a man’s heart (corny, but still true, […]
Well blow me down! I just came third in the Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day Waiheke’s Song and Poetry competition (HaHa! Try and make a haiku of that!). Read My Poem Here The ‘Song and Poetry Thing’ takes place the last Thursday of every month, and tonight was a culmination of a year’s work from […]
Serving up crunchy-topped clams.