Posts from 2014


Read More FMTV

Posted on Sat, 01/11/2014

My perspective on what I eat, and why I make those choices has shifted dramatically over the last few years, and is in a continuing state of evolution. As part of that process I watched a number of short documentaries via...>>>

Read More Top 10 Restaurants in the Bay of Plenty

Posted on Sat, 01/11/2014

Interesting... ...>>>

Read More Busy day

Posted on Sun, 02/11/2014

We had a cookschool today, which required getting out of bed earlier than we normally do on a Sunday. One daughter had a 28k running race at Tikitapu( and she won the Open Womens category!), while the other was heading out...>>>

Read More Lamb v/s Hogget

Posted on Sun, 09/11/2014

We are using lamb shoulder racks in the current cookschool series, and we're also featuring them on the restaurant menu, in a different presentation. It occurred to me on about the 4th or 5th class in the series as we...>>>

Read More Tarawera Trail Marathon and 50km run

Posted on Sun, 16/11/2014

During our daughters teenage years, we were frequently spending our Saturday and Sunday days, acting as a courier service to sporting events dotted all over the central North Island. Those roles frequently included supplying...>>>

Read More Wild Beehive

Posted on Wed, 19/11/2014

The view from the backroom of the restaurant is changing on a daily basis, as friends of ours ready their section to build a house. Lots of activity as the land has been cleared and prepared for building to start.  And...>>>

Read More Christmas baking

Posted on Fri, 21/11/2014

With the Christmas Cookschool series that we do each year, we very deliberately steer away from any traditional approach to Christmas cooking. Partly because we feel that those people who like to stay with traditions, will...>>>

Read More Rhubarb

Posted on Fri, 21/11/2014

This more appropriately should come under the heading : Strange things people say!  Customers do occasionally say the darendest thing, and you can't help but wonder about the back story, the reasons why they pronounce...>>>

Read More A recent interview with Courteney

Posted on Fri, 21/11/2014

Road Cycling  magazine have just done an interview with Courteney which encapsulates the year she's had and her plans for 2015. ...>>>

Read More Just because

Posted on Sat, 22/11/2014

The season for Somerfields strawberries is very short - only  a few weeks between Labour Weekend and Christmas, and so we only get to feature them on the menu for that short time. At the moment they're being served...>>>

Read More A pet peeve

Posted on Sat, 29/11/2014

You can call me prickly, but this is just the sort of sanctimonious  little comment that gets my goat!  Yesterday I read a review of the judging process for the top food and wine match at the recently held Martinborough...>>>

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