Posts from 2011


Read More International Food Blogs

Posted on Sun, 02/10/2011

My husband is sitting in the lounge strumming his guitar to some fairly cruisy music, and I've just been catching up on some internet reading and got linked to this series of international food blogs that Saveur Magazine...>>>

Read More How to live before you die

Posted on Mon, 03/10/2011

It's funny the places you end up on the internet, when you can't sleep and get up in the early hours of the morning to do some work... Believe it or not I got to this video of Steven Jobs giving a Commencement speech via...>>>

Read More Motu - 2011

Posted on Fri, 07/10/2011

We are all about to head out the door, on our way to Ohope where we stay overnite in a friends house, and leave before dawn to be in Opotiki at the start of the Motu Challenge. The family team has a slightly different...>>>

Read More The Raffle draw

Posted on Sun, 09/10/2011

The raffle has been drawn. Our lawyer came out and did the honours over a glass of pinot and general chat, and drew the name John and Glenis Cronin, out of the box. A huge thankyou to everyone who bought tickets - the response...>>>

Read More Team Somerset

Posted on Sun, 09/10/2011

The Motu Challenge which our family competed in yesterday,  is a classic example of a multisport event in this country that attracts a wide range of people, from top athletes thru to the weekend adventurers who enjoy...>>>

Read More One of New Yorks top Pizzerias

Posted on Tue, 11/10/2011

Take a little time out in your day and watch this beautiful video. Its a 15 minute ode to something that we, in the Western world are loosing - the belief that making something from scratch every day, simply, singularly and...>>>

Read More Top chefs philosophies

Posted on Wed, 12/10/2011

We've done a cookschool today, and unusually there were a number of first time attendees in this class, and that always seems to generate a slightly different pace, and we have to remember to mention things that we tend,...>>>

Read More Oil Spill

Posted on Thu, 13/10/2011

For your information, if you haven't already recieved this email from sources at the  meeting. I think we all want to do something concrete to help: Good morning all   A number of us from Coastguard attended...>>>

Read More The Widow Cliquot - Tilar J. Mazzeo

Posted on Sun, 16/10/2011

I am about to head over to the restaurant to retrieve some notes I left over there last nite. I had come home a little early becos I wasn't feeling so hot, and curled up on the couch to watch the France/Wales game, but retreated...>>>

Read More Paula Dean deepfries a cheesecake

Posted on Wed, 19/10/2011

I haven't been very well over the past few days, and one of the strongest indicators that I am now officially on the mend, is that my appetite has started to  return. Anne not wanting to eat is usually a contradiction...>>>

Read More This gives me hope!

Posted on Wed, 19/10/2011

I go on this website on an occasional basis to catch up with this womans acidic and pertinent take on the world in general, but especially the food world.  She uses alot of codes for people and places, some of whom I've...>>>

Read More An ego check

Posted on Thu, 20/10/2011

A woman who has been a long term friend is an editor, and I've always sort of mused over what it is that editors do. I remember quite distinctly when I read all the MFK Fisher books, that she railed continually about the...>>>

Read More Paul Gilding

Posted on Mon, 31/10/2011

Last week we got invited to a breakfast at the wonderful Pasifika tent that is part of the Arts Festival to listen to Paul Gilding speak. He gave a witty, perfectly pitched speech to a group of local business people, that...>>>

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