Posts from 2013


Read More Restaurant Rankings.

Posted on Wed, 01/05/2013

Have just come back over to the house after a lengthy wine tasting with Nicholas Buck from Te Mata Estate. Iconic is not a word that I bandy around lightly, but it would be fair to say, that in my private rankings of NZ...>>>

Read More 100 things about cooking dinner

Posted on Thu, 02/05/2013

A list that made me smile!  Because of the hours that we work, we're not that good about family dinner,  at least not 7 nights a week, and I feel slightly inadequate alongside a couple who have things sorted as...>>>

Read More What can I say?

Posted on Sat, 11/05/2013

I think I was feeling a bit blue this morning - just a little, for no real reason - and a good walk has certainly removed the worst of that, and then I sat down when I got home and watched this video and decided I didn't...>>>

Read More This is water

Posted on Mon, 13/05/2013

This short video is perfect for my here and now. I'm just about to head over to the supermarket and I will work to keep benign thoughts floating through my mind, as I go about what I need to get done, because its a glorious...>>>

Read More Honest Restaurant Owners

Posted on Tue, 14/05/2013

Dealing with the public is the best aspect of owning a restaurant, and also the worst. Fortunetly it happens to be the best, more than it gets to be the other end of the scale, so we have the luxery of being able to enjoy...>>>

Read More Humanity

Posted on Tue, 14/05/2013

 This I just have to share!! - have come home a little earlier tonight because having a quiet start to the week, and what tables that are left, are sitting on coffees,  and not requiring too much further attention,...>>>

Read More Female equality in cycling

Posted on Sat, 18/05/2013

Womens sport does not get the recognition that male sport does. It doesn't get the same media exposure and it doesn't get the same financial returns. It should. Women are not men ( fairly obviously!) - but at the elite...>>>

Read More Ravel's Bolero

Posted on Sat, 18/05/2013

A wonderful rendition of one of my favourite bits of music! - Loved the little boy on the drum......>>>

Read More Lamb shanks

Posted on Thu, 23/05/2013

Am sitting at my computor with a wary eye on the sky scape outside. Keen to head out for a walk, but trying to pick a time, that minimises my chances of getting drenched. I don't mind walking in the rain, but some of the...>>>

Read More Balay ni Lola

Posted on Mon, 27/05/2013

We did a cookschool yesterday ? one in the Autumn Series ? and had a number of people in the class who hadn?t been to a cookschool before, and that makes for a slightly different patter, as we bring those people up to  speed....>>>

Read More Food Bloggers

Posted on Thu, 30/05/2013

Thought this article was fascinating, because it hit the zeitgast spot on.  Back in the day, ( umm... ironically only  about 10 years or so ago, but things have been changing at a breakneck speed),  restaurants...>>>

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