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Food highlights for 2018

Food highlights for 2018

2018 is drawing to a close and I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the food highlights of the year… Summer was all about diving for scallops and fishing (mostly for snapper), camping at the beach and enjoying time with friends. I also got to taste cabbage...
Wharf Road café review

Wharf Road café review

What makes a good café? Well… great coffee and delicious food are essential – that’s a no-brainer, but what else? I was thinking about this the other day, when the lyrics to the theme music from the American sitcom Cheers popped into my head. “…where everybody knows...
Gothenburg Restaurant review – NZ fusion tapas

Gothenburg Restaurant review – NZ fusion tapas

When I go to Hamilton or Auckland I always try to find somewhere to eat that is going to be great, or inspiring, or both. One place that had been on my list for a while was Gothenburg – a fusion tapas restaurant in Hamilton Owned by a couple with Swedish-Spanish-NZ...
Lime Pickle

Lime Pickle

When there are limes ready in your garden, why not make lime pickle? Here’s a easy recipe, with just a few ingredients. The limes are preserved by fermentation, so it’s a healthy choice as well as being a delicious one! Lime Pickle Ingredients 24 whole...
Fresh fish from Samoa

Fresh fish from Samoa

Sitting here with post-holiday blues, it seems incrdible that only a short while ago I was in beautiful warm Samoa. Samoa hasn’t always been famous for its food culture but the work of Robert Oliver has done a lot to educate tourists and enourage locals to celebrate...
Eat your greens

Eat your greens

I am recipe-testing for my new cookbook at the moment, and I’ve just reached smoothies. Browsing old library books outside our Coromandel library, I came across one called Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko. It had a load of smoothie recipes in it so I bought...