Category Archives: Food

That time of year…..

It’s not that people aren’t generous for the rest of the year – they are, to a fault: witness the thousands of dollars worth of hay being donated from around the country to farmers affected by the big fire here … Continue reading

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“I visited New Zealand…..

…but it was closed” wrote (I think) J. B. Priestly in the 1960s. He’d be impressed by Whanganui, even these days. The best cafe in town opens 2 days a week, one of the 2 fish restaurants is closed for … Continue reading

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Lambrettas….

…..as far as the eye can see at the (almost) eponymous “Lambretta’s” cafe/bar/restaurant in Hardy Street. We were talking about our visit and someone asked “Is it a chain?” I said “No, I think they have driveshafts” Cam groaned……

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If you’re good….

…you can do this. It’s the same with Guinness – if it’s poured properly, you can write your initials in the head and they’ll still be here when you’ve finished. Or a shamrock. It’s the same with latte art on … Continue reading

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If life gives you lemons…..

..make lemonade. If Farm Fresh in Appleby has apricots, do the following. De-stone 12 apricots and cut them into 6 segments. Shave 50gm of pecorino cheese. Tear 30-ish basil leaves roughly. Toast 50gm of pine kernels. Mix together with 3 … Continue reading

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Light milk

Might be an idea to secure it better in future. Appears to have floated away……

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Unruliness

Ended up at Nicola’s Cantina, the go-to Mexican restaurant in Nelson, with Meg and Ben of Nelson Daily Photo fame. There was a “Reservado” sign (assume that means “Reserved”) on the table when we arrived. They quickly changed that to … Continue reading

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