Plunge into spring

  My how vibrant and perky everything in my garden looks, it’s loving late September’s prescription of a whole lot of rain and some warm sunshine for good measure. The Spanish lavender is in full flower, the colour of them so deliciously purple that I knew it was time to make some dainty lavender shortbread. I found a recipe in Annie Bell’s Baking Bible, but hers … Continue reading Plunge into spring

Reason to Go Riesling

Mud House Wines, who own the Mud House and Waipara Hills brands, has put forward an interesting initiative to promote the oft-misunderstood Riesling. They chose 12 respected winemakers from around the country, gave them each four tonnes of Riesling fruit picked from the same vineyard in April this year, and asked them to hand-craft a wine using methods of their choice. The wines will be … Continue reading Reason to Go Riesling