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 […]

Wine Review : 2013

Wine Review: Wines Mum and I Consumed in 2013.   And the winners are (this is all my humble opinion) :   3. Great : Moana Park, Hawke’s Bay, Syrah, 2011. 2. Greater : Squaking Magpie, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay, The Chatterer, Syrah, 2011. 1. Greatest : Esk Valley, Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, Merlot Cabernet […]

Courgette and Bacon Pasta [adapted for vegetarians and non-vegetarians]

I arrived at Mums for a visit, and the first thing she did was take me outside to pick a fresh courgette from her garden, ready for dinner. We then went for a walk to the local shops to buy wine to go with the dinner – she has her priorities right. It was a […]

Interlude

I have so many ideas, so here’s a little interlude for a planning session.   With Christmas coming up, I have ideas for Christmas Cake blogs, I am working on one for a history of Christmas Cakes, and Mum will make a Christmas cake for the family. I want to make some strawberry and cream-cheese […]