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Coromandel Seafood Festival

Coromandel Seafood Festival

Yesterday, the sun shone on my little stall at the Coromandel Seafood Festival and I had an awesome day selling cookbooks and preserves and greeting cards. I was also lucky enough to be chosen to judge the cookery competition between three local chefs from Umu Café,...
My little corner of paradise…

My little corner of paradise…

I feel very lucky to live on the Coromandel Peninsula, here in New Zealand. Destination Coromandel, our local Regional Tourism Organisation, has produced some amazing short films featuring different parts of the Peninsula.  Here is the one for the Northern Peninsula...
Passion fruit sorbet

Passion fruit sorbet

A carpet of passion fruit under the vine… the high winds and rain this month have given me a glut of passionfruit to use up and this is the perfect solution! It is sweet but deliciously zingy and the flavour of the passion fruit really comes through. I made enough...
Fishy business

Fishy business

If you are out there catching snapper this summer, why not keep your fish frames and use them to make delicious stock or soup? To make stock: Add 3-4 fish frames and any other fish offcuts to a big pot. Add a roughly chopped onion, a roughly chopped carrot, some...
Liz’s Kitchen

Liz’s Kitchen

There are a number of new eating options in Coromandel Town this summer. I am aiming to get round as many of them as I can and give you my views (terrible job I know, but someone has to volunteer for this sort of thing!)   The first review is of Liz’s Kitchen...
Auckland Food Show

Auckland Food Show

Wow! What a busy Auckland Food Show… these are the photos taken of the calm before the storm… 30,088 people came this year over four days!        And ‘hello’ to all the new friends I made… I had some truly interesting conversations and met lots of...