Posts from 2013


Read More Photography

Posted on Wed, 04/09/2013

This  sort of thing, is  a very big part of the reason why I love photography......>>>

Read More Sabato

Posted on Wed, 04/09/2013

A small box was delivered to the restaurant this morning, which of itself is not an unusual occurence ? we have a veritable stream of courier deliveries all day and every day ? but this gave me pause, more because it was...>>>

Read More Cooked - Michael Pollan

Posted on Thu, 05/09/2013

Every so often I am struck by a sense of serendipity,  a feeling of the right things happening at the right time, for no other reason than it is simply right, for me, now. And so it was with this book. It arrived at...>>>

Read More Grace and acceptance

Posted on Fri, 06/09/2013


Read More Appropriate for today

Posted on Thu, 12/09/2013

 A fascinating look at the history of Windows on the World, the restaurant sitting atop the World Trade Center,  on that fateful day in September 2001......>>>

Read More Brooklyn Patio and Eatery

Posted on Tue, 17/09/2013

We had dinner with friends on Sunday night at Brooklyn Patio and Eatery, down on The Strand here in Tauranga, and we came away very impressed. There were 6 of us at the table, Courteney and Matt joining us, and we ordered...>>>

Read More New website

Posted on Tue, 17/09/2013

Brad has built Courteney a fantastic new website - totally polished and professional looking. Now all she has to do is keep uptodate on the blog writing......>>>

Read More Customer perceptions

Posted on Thu, 19/09/2013

I just managed to get the restaurant front garden weeded, before the rain that had been threatening decided to come down in volume, and I?m now waiting for that to subside a little, before I venture out for a walk.  Its ...>>>

Read More Regulars

Posted on Fri, 20/09/2013

As they say on Facebook, I Like this article very much - and understand the perspective he's coming from, both as a customer at some of the cafes where we are known on a personal level, but also as a restaurant owner. Trust...>>>

Read More Compost making at Rippon

Posted on Thu, 26/09/2013

A very cool video about making compost at Rippon Vineyard. Have a meeting with them next week, and got linked to this via the email. A subject close to my heart, and I love to hear the science chat in the background. Where...>>>

Read More Gourmet Traders new cafe

Posted on Fri, 27/09/2013

We usually get our Gilmours weekly order delivered to the restaurant, and very seldom visit the warehouse ourselves, but we did today because I needed some things for Christmas baking. As always we marvel, if thats quite...>>>

Read More Culinary Displacement

Posted on Sat, 28/09/2013

I need to have a shower and head over to the restaurant for Saturday night service, but have just read this, and wanted to do a link to it, because it dovetailed nicely and coincidently with some thoughts I'd been having...>>>

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