Posts from 2010


Read More Outward Bound biscuits

Posted on Sat, 03/04/2010

We have got into the habit of  calling these biscuits 'Outward Bound' biscuits, but their correct name I believe, is Anankiwa Flapjacks. They're a biscuit I make quite often when either of the girls are racing.In fact...>>>

Read More Te A

Posted on Sat, 03/04/2010

Our daughter is currently racing in the 3 day Te A Tour, and this has just been written about her on the website after the first day racing...   The women?s race provided the excitement for the spectators at the finish,...>>>

Read More Hot Cross Buns

Posted on Tue, 06/04/2010

I do realise that Hot Cross Buns are supposed to be eaten on Good Friday, and that I'm a little late linking to a recipe, now that the long Easter weekend is done and dusted. My first couple of efforts to make some buns...>>>

Read More Life is a Menu - Michel Roux; and , A life in the kitchen - Michel Roux Jr

Posted on Sat, 10/04/2010

It was interesting to read these books one after the other to get a feeling for the similarities and then the distinctions between two generations of restaurant royalty in England.   Michel Roux snr opened La Gavroche...>>>

Read More Muesli

Posted on Wed, 14/04/2010

I grew up in a family where my mother insisted, all thru our college years that we had to eat a major, sit down at the table, kind of breakfast. No grab and run eating was ever allowed - even when we tryed to find excuses...>>>

Read More Restaurant prices in Paris

Posted on Fri, 16/04/2010

We are getting a reasonable amount of comment regarding the article that was in the business section of the Bay of Plenty times earlier this week, which featured us, along with Mount Bistro and Two Small Fish as being representative...>>>

Read More Winter Menu Changes

Posted on Sat, 17/04/2010

Rick has been putting together the recipes for the next cookschool series, which is due to start next Friday, and at the same time has been working on some menu changes for the restaurant. The end of day light saving,...>>>

Read More Darina Allen in New York

Posted on Sat, 17/04/2010

Darina Allen is one of our gurus. We met her at Somerset when she called in unannounced one Christmas Eve, when Anne was feeling decidedly over people and tired and grumpy, and nearly, so very nearly told her to go away becos...>>>

Read More Canine relatives

Posted on Tue, 20/04/2010

As I pontificated about at length last year, we had a litter of puppies a year ago to the day - one of the more stressful, but ultimately satisfying experiences that we've been thru. And definitely one that qualifies for...>>>

Read More Chocolate

Posted on Wed, 21/04/2010

Our house is feeling quiet, and almost clean and tidy - a rarity in our world. Both daughters have headed back to their respective Varsities, so I've tidied up the mess that they inevitably leave lying around, and am enjoying...>>>

Read More Dorie Greenspan explains macarons

Posted on Fri, 23/04/2010

Macarons have featured heavily as a blog subject for me over the years, primarily becos I came back from Bordeaux totally fascinated by the idea that there would be shops ( and more than one shop) that sold nothing but macarons....>>>

Read More A unique interview

Posted on Tue, 27/04/2010

Don't I wish I could be as quick on my feet as this woman was, when asked an inane question by an interviewer. I always think of the sharp retort hours later......>>>

Read More Popcorn

Posted on Thu, 29/04/2010

Just been flicking thru my emails, and read this article on popcorn which I thought interesting. Hadn't realised that popping corn was as old as it was - and always find the history behind various foodstuffs to be fascinating....>>>

Read More Annual Accounts

Posted on Thu, 29/04/2010

Have snuck back over to the house while we wait for tables to arrive, ostensibly to do some bookwork - some stuff I was going to do this afternoon, but lunch service at the restaurant ended up being busy and protracted, and...>>>

Read More Lime Curd

Posted on Fri, 30/04/2010

I am indulging in some classic procrastination, and I'm not going to let myself get away with it for too much longer - but just before I bring out the annual accounts folder and get stuck into what I need to do to wrap all...>>>

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