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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 Ellsgrove Olive Oil

Posted on Thu, 10/11/2011

Apparently I am anti industry competitions. Apparently thru my blogs I have conveyed the impression that I don't rate competitions as necessarily being of relevance! It would be quite true to say that I have been known...>>>

Read More Akaroa Salmon

Posted on Tue, 01/02/2011

The ghastly weather of the weekend has encouraged me to spend most of the time curled up with my old diaries, as I plow my way thru the past 25 years. Made very heavy going of the 2000 and 2001 years, with copious amounts...>>>

Read More Clevedon Buffalo Milk Products

Posted on Fri, 27/08/2010

As people who have been coming to cookschools are aware, we have been using the ricotta, the yoghurt and the mozzarella from Clevedon Buffalo for some time now. We were introduced to Helen at the Clevedon market last year,...>>>

Read More Free Range Farms

Posted on Sat, 04/04/2009

We are having a nice Saturday nite at the restaurant - and by that I mean we're full ( which is always a positive start to proceedings!), and there is a lovely low hum of conversation, from relaxed people who are enjoying...>>>

Read More More on Vanilla

Posted on Tue, 17/03/2009

This link is to an article in Life and Leisure magazine on Jennifer Boggiss and her family and the growth of their vanilla business, Heilala Vanilla. We have been using their vanilla since the very  early days, becos...>>>

Read More Flaveur Bread

Posted on Thu, 26/07/2007

 Rick and I were over at the restaurant this morning, sorting thru some of the myriad detail that we need to get our heads around , for the upcoming cookschool trip to France, when Rachel from Flaveur bakery dropt...>>>

Read More Reunion Food Co - Vanilla

Posted on Wed, 13/06/2007

We are having an exceptionally quiet nite in the restaurant - an annual occurence becos of the Field Days in Hamilton, this week every year. It used to send me into major spins - thinking that no-one loved us anymore, and...>>>

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