Category Archives: Food

A generic term for….

… the combination of “bucketsfull” and “truckloads” gets very close to “shitload” But I have more from my 14 tomato vines. Subjectively, at least….. Mot market Advertisements

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The Todds

Back behind he speedway track at the bottom end of Lower Queen Street  was one of Richmond’s best-kept secrets. People would say “If you want really good veges, go and see the Todds” Couple of older guys who used to … Continue reading

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The best…

Stumbled over a new whitebait fritter stand at the Sunday Mot Market. Normally buy mine from Carl, but I thought I’d give them a try. “They’s better be as good as Carl’s” I said. “They will be” said Gina ” … Continue reading

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If you’re brave enough….

… to  negotiate the somewhat decrepit swing bridge,  have $8 and 15 minutes to spare , these raspberries and boysenberries could be yours at Phillipa and Rat Hellyer’s PYO berry farm in the Moutere

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Fine dining

Hopgood’s in Trafalgar Street, Nelson. It doesn’t get much better than this. Anywhere

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The problem around here (well, it’s not really a PROBLEM, but it makes planning tricky…) is that folk turn up with STUFF. Constantly. You’ve been to the market in Nelson and bought a swag of peaches and then Christine drifts … Continue reading

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Moutere Inn

The oldest pub in New Zealand still operating. Coolness epitomised.

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