Friday’s the traditional day for fish & chips (I’ve always thought that stemmed from Catholics abstaining from eating red meat on a Friday, but I could be completely wrong?). But I find Sundays lend themselves far better to the deep-fried Kiwi favourite. That’s because Sundays in summer often see the three of us whiling away the afternoon at a beach somewhere, building up an appetite … Continue reading Sunday Fish & Chips
There’s not much producing happening in my little garden just yet, but this rocket has been a winner, harvesting just two weeks after sprinkling seeds out and doing just fine on two waterings a day. As you can see this lot needs to be uprooted to make way for new stuff soon; it’s about to go to flower. Maybe I’ll use all these older leaves … Continue reading Rocketing along
In perfect time for summer, The Collective Dairy have launched four new flavours of gourmet yoghurt to add to their already excellent range: Tamarillo; Pomegranate + Cherry; Luscious Lemon and Russian Fudge. Call me unpatroitic or whatever, but I just don’t get excited about tamarillos the way most Kiwis do. I think it’s the result of always having a tamarillo tree in the back yard … Continue reading Collective Good
I’ve got a few pea plants in my garden, which I might be lucky to get a few pods off – but alas, it won’t be nearly enough to satisfy the pea in the pod craving that hits me at this time each year. It’s just a bit too early to find them in the shops, and when they do appear, they’ve always been picked … Continue reading Peas, please!
Having had our new kitchen installed over the last week, I can now appreciate the love affair this nation has with DIY. We designed the kitchen we wanted, and knew would work for us, so to have it materialise after much hard work and money spent is so so exciting. I don’t know what to do with all the bench space. I’m in love with … Continue reading Kitchen Love