Posts from 2010
Posted on Thu, 02/12/2010
The below has been copied from a blog I read periodically, written by an American pastry chef, who has worked in various places, and who writes interestingly about her experiences.
She cares passionately about her food and...>>>
Posted on Sat, 04/12/2010
I read alot, simply becos its something I enjoy to do. Reading extends my horizons, gives me stuff to chew over mentally, and that is a process I have always done, since as long as I can remember.
I find I can gain so much...>>>
Posted on Sun, 05/12/2010
Last Monday Rhonda, Roz and I headed over to the Zealong tea plantation where we were to meet with Christy, their account manager, to be taken thru the finer points of serving oolong tea.
Rick and I had already been to...>>>
The next book
Posted on Mon, 06/12/2010
I have been musing for a few months now that we are due another cookschool recipe book, the last one we did covers the classes from 1999 to 2005, so was time to look at another version.
The world of private publishing has...>>>
Jose Andres on Gelation
Posted on Tue, 07/12/2010
Have just spent the last hour doing a bank reconciliation under the Xero system, which allows me to do all the coding, and then spit out a monthly Profit and Loss and the statement for GST by the very simple click of the...>>>
Christmas Food Court Flash Mob
Posted on Wed, 08/12/2010
This video that Doug has just sent me thru, brought tears to my eyes, and I'm not religious at all! But something about the randomness of these people suddenly and unexpectedly bursting into such a beautiful song, in...>>>
Drink only Australian wine in January
Posted on Fri, 10/12/2010
All wine industries everywhere in the world have found the last couple of vintages extremely stressful. The market correction that has been taking place over the last 2 years, is claiming alot of financial victims along the...>>>
Posted on Sat, 11/12/2010
Ricks mother is in town and we organised to meet her and Dennis for brunch after we'd done the Mount this morning. Rick is finally running again, its taken this long since his accident for his back not to jar, so we've resumed...>>>
Posted on Sun, 12/12/2010
Its a blistering hot Sunday afternoon, and I've done my normal collaspse with the Sunday papers, that I tend to follow Sunday cookschools with. My husband who is made of much sterner stuff, has headed out on his bike, and...>>>
Tacos and surfing in New York
Posted on Wed, 15/12/2010
Sometimes I wonder if our generation got it wrong. All that pressure that came to bear from our parents generation to get an education so as get ahead. Education, mortgage, committement, work - the need to acquire the big...>>>
Children in the Restaurant
Posted on Thu, 16/12/2010
We are having a really good run up to Christmas I'm pleased to be able to report. Sometimes this time of year can be made rather extra stressful thru the behaviour of some of the groups that can come in, and who proceed...>>>
Posted on Fri, 17/12/2010
It had been my intention to head over to the Mount early this morning and take a photo of the beach and the garland of ruby pohutakawa trees that are currently adding their grace to the water front. But its rained heavily...>>>
Foodgasms on The Food Network
Posted on Sat, 18/12/2010
This short video is precisely why I can't take the Food Channel seriously.
Food and its enjoyment is a huge part of my life - it preoccupies a significant number of hours in my day, but that said, I still recoil from...>>>
Keeping uptodate with menus
Posted on Tue, 21/12/2010
Judy had to pat down some customers ( metaphorically speaking!), who bristled on Saturday nite becos the menu they were handed when they sat down was not exactly the same as the one they had looked at on our website, prior...>>>
Posted on Wed, 22/12/2010
Just read this in an article in the Listener, on Happiness, and I've decided I'd quite like to adopt it as my motto...not that I'm especially a motto kind of person... but just rather warmed to its perspective.
I quote Armando...>>>
The Christmas Story
Posted on Sun, 26/12/2010
I know I've mentioned previously that I'm not religious - but oh!, this is simply irresistible!!
The link has just been sent to me by a very special friend who we haven't seen in ages, and who is now about to be on...>>>
Sandra Lee and Angel food cake
Posted on Wed, 29/12/2010
Dear God! Watch this video, from one of the highest rating presenters on the Food Network in the US, and tell me that it doesn't make a complete and utter farce of the meaning of the word 'cooking'.
Its beyond hideous -...>>>
Anothony Bourdain on Celebrity Chefs
Posted on Thu, 30/12/2010
I've just rewatched my earlier posting on the horrors of the artificial Sandra Lee and the truly abysmal cake that she constructs ( to call it cooking, would be to totally misrepresent that word!), and decided that no, I...>>>
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