A French fling

Perched in the courtyard of The French Cafe, sipping an aperitif is easily one of the nicest ways to kick off a balmy summer’s eve in Auckland. Especially when that courtyard has recently been renovated with the help of landscape designer Xanthe White, and you sit surrounded by espalier pear trees creeping up the brick walls, and vertical planters from which spills generous summer produce that might very … Continue reading A French fling

Crimson Kiss

I made this juice for breakfast this morning and it was super delicious. Beetroot are so good right now, and the lemon in the juice really cancelled out the greener notes of broccoli that could otherwise be a bit nas-tay. I don’t bother peeling the beetroot as I don’t mind the earthy note it provides; but you might feel otherwise. Juice 1 beetroot, 1 peeled … Continue reading Crimson Kiss

Wahetian way

We’ve been lucky enough to spend a bit of time this summer on Waiheke island, one of my favourite places to eat and drink.  There’s just something inherently relaxing about the place which just makes everything taste better. That, and the fact there are a number of great places to eat and talented food producers on the island. Here are a few of the places we enjoyed on … Continue reading Wahetian way