Posts from 2009


Read More Evening musings...

Posted on Sun, 03/05/2009

I feel very proud of the restaurant tonite. Its about 9.30pm and I've come back over to the house to feed our mother pooch who is putting so much into feeding her pups,  that she needs regular top ups of calories, ...>>>

Read More The Discovery of France - Graham Robb

Posted on Sun, 03/05/2009

We head up to Auckland shortly to pick up Courteney from the airport. She doesn't get in until close to 11pm, so we'll use the time to have a catch up dinner with Hannah - Tabou I think. I've just taken a couple of sultana...>>>

Read More Feijoas

Posted on Wed, 13/05/2009

The pups are fed and asleep - one currently, comfortably ensconced in Ricks arms- the lights are dimmed, and we're tiptoeing around just as you would for human babies, which is maybe a bit over the top. But we're finding...>>>

Read More The Village Pantry Shop

Posted on Thu, 14/05/2009

A customer of ours who I'm very fond of, Catharine Campbell-Smith has just bought "The Village Pantry'(5525061) shop out at The Village on the corner of Clarkes Rd and SH2.Its a tiny little jewel box of a shop, which she's...>>>

Read More Food a family eats in a week.

Posted on Sat, 16/05/2009

The food a family eats in a week. This link is to a series of photos of families from all over the world showing the amount of food they eat in a week, and the cost of it in US$. Extraordinary the range of the amount that...>>>

Read More Music makes business hum - apparently!

Posted on Tue, 19/05/2009

One of the unforseen and positive outcomes of having a litter of puppies, is that our day starts significantly earlier then we are used too (  a chorus of concentrated hungry yelping is impossible to sleep thru), and...>>>

Read More Pork farmed in NZ

Posted on Tue, 19/05/2009

I didn't see the Sunday programme on TV the other nite where Mike King talks about the intensive farming in pens,  which are in sheds, of pigs that is happening, legally, in NZ. I've just had a quick look via TVNZondemand,...>>>

Read More More on Puppies

Posted on Fri, 22/05/2009

The puppies are growing up rapidly, and we are  into a nice sort of routine that isn't quite as fraught as the first few weeks. I  now understand why people looked at us sideways, when we mentioned casually that...>>>

Read More What I aspire too..

Posted on Sun, 24/05/2009

Is a girl allowed to dream??! Have a look at this short video.......>>>

Read More The Sweet Life in Paris - David Lebovitz

Posted on Tue, 26/05/2009

My brain is currently full of mundane matters, so to cheer myself up I've been sitting at the computor getting up to date on some of the food blogs that I most enjoy. Not at all surprised to see that Dorie Greenspans latest...>>>

Read More Macarons in Paris

Posted on Wed, 27/05/2009

As I've mentioned once or twice before, perfecting macarons has been a mission for our kitchen for the last year. The professional chefs in the restaurant have taken my first very humble efforts to a whole new league, and...>>>

Read More Craft - working with your hands

Posted on Thu, 28/05/2009

Bethlehem Cornerstone are having a party to celebrate their first year in business tonite, and the marquee's up and the band's playing, and I don't think I'll be getting to sleep anytime soon, becos this house is far from...>>>

Read More Criticism of Robert Parkers independance

Posted on Fri, 29/05/2009

About to head over to the restaurant for a cookschool, but one of the advantages of my day starting at 6.30am these mornings to feed the puppies, is that I get an extra hour at my computor to read incoming stuff,  which...>>>

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