Mushroom, Spinach, Feta, and Filo Tart

  This is not a particularly good photo, but the main thing is this is a particularly good pie.   The following certainly qualifies for the category of ‘Recipe Revamps’. This means the recipe has undergone more than an adjustment or a rearrangement of ingredients; it has undergone a complete transformation. I mention this because […]

Easter Holidays

  A selection of eggs and chocolate for an egg-scellent ‘healthy’ Easter feast : Creme Egg, Green Eggs (feijoas), and Candy Covered Chocolate Eggs. (We did actually have a boiled egg for Easter Breakfast followed by the traditional Creme Egg, egg-cetera, egg-cetera). Mum had just read an article and commented on how eating dark chocolate […]

Feijoa Tarte Tatin (and environmental integrity)

  Feijoa Tarte Tatin with ‘Lemon Delicious’ Puhoi Valley brand New Zealand yoghurt.   For this little story I get to use my favourite word, synchronicity. On a Friday night, Mum and her twin sister spent a large portion of their evening searching for a recipe for Feijoa Tarte Tatin. With feijoa season beginning in […]

Te Mata Figs

tematafigs.co.nz   On a summer day my friend and I took a trip out to Havelock North to visit Te Mata Figs on Napier Road. ¬†Fresh figs are difficult to find in this country, so earlier in the year my friend and I bought a fig tree. Our Brunoro Black fig has now sprouted up […]

Three Great Hawke’s Bay Red Wines

Here are three red wines that Mum and I enjoyed over the Christmas 2013 holiday season and into the New Year. ¬† The three top wine picks I have chosen have many similar characteristics – this is just a coincidence. they are all reds, they are all from Hawke’s Bay they all come from the […]