You can feel the season changing from winter to early spring, even though it is not reflected in the temperature just yet. It’s more that winter has bored your socks off with all the rain, cold snaps and grey days – and snow for some – and you’re ready for spring sunshine. Ring a bell? […]
Category: Julie’s Blog
As fresh as you can get!
The inspiration for this week’s fabbie blackberry and apple pie comes from Ilaria. Along with friends Tom and Ben, she went kayaking around the Lea Canals in London last Sunday. When the weather is sunny and warm, it’s idyllic. There was no stopping them when they came across wild blackberries growing on the banks, and they gathered enough for a feast. […]
Casita Miro rocked last Sunday as 75 people swirled, sniffed and swallowed some mighty fine Waiheke wines.
Fifi, dear Fifi, embarrassed herself this weekend. No, she didn’t wet herself again, she just clammed up, wasn’t in the mood and couldn’t be coaxed to behave. Talk about pick your moments! I’d just gone down to the ferry to pick up Bob and Marion. Master of Wine Bob. Yes, that one. Bob and Marion […]
Te Matuku Bay Oysters set to shine
My next round of classes include some beauties – slow cooking, winter pasta and rustic dishes – all just the ticket for this time of year. As on all classes, you will get a full taste of all the dishes, be served some fabulous wines, and come away with a great set of recipes having […]
It’s not all about looks
Making Rocky Bay weed-free seems to be a waste of time!
Green leafy things get a kick along
Humpf here. Did you meet me the other week? I’m quite a star now, appearing on Facebook, having lots of visitors and whatnot but it’s so busy I haven’t got time for much of that. Take today. I was stuffed back into my carrier thingy and put in the car. I decided not to get […]
Rhubarb forms a pretty pink syrup when cooked with redcurrant jelly and orange. It also likes peaches, plums, raspberries & strawberries, but it’s winter here, so apple & ginger it is.
You’ll often see a heaping mound of broccoli at the market and, yep, that’s when you want to ROCK THE BROC!
Humphrey of Rocky Bay, that’s me!
We’re celebrating here because we have received exciting news: Shared Kitchen took out 2nd place in Best Website in the World in the Gourmand Awards held at the weekend in Yantai, China.
I might just have to suck this one up … yep, the old wive’s trick works.
You better believe this …
Putting a toe in the water is something that comes naturally to Tom and Jess Seaton. Counter Café, their London café famed for great breakfasts where everything is cooked from scratch, is situated on the Lea Canal in Hackney Wick, where you can ‘sit on our tropical pontoon and pretend you are on Waiheke Island’. […]
First stop Paris, O Chateau for a wine & cheese tasting
I’d happily eat everything that’s on the menu at Dishoom
Expect your world to be shaken …
Crisp mornings, brilliant blue sky, long walks on the beach, there’s nothing not to like about Waiheke at the moment. Last week saw thousands of visitors descend on Te Motu vineyard for the wine & food festival. Some people planning to come listened too intently to the weather forecast and decided to put off their […]
Yep, it’s the last gasp for outdoor tomatoes …
Pretty as a picture and all mine!
Get down & dirty with a little foot stomping of grapes
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