Category Archives: Food

If life gives you tomatoes…..

…make tomato sauce. If you have a garden full of heritage tomatoes, dry them in the oven and pack them with olive oil, basil and garlic slivers… Advertisements

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I think we’ll have ratatouille…..

A mere subset of today’s haul from the vege patch. Heritage tomatoes, heritage (“They look like courgettes to me” as Cousin Dave would say…) cocozelle zucchini and bog standard aubergine (that’s eggplant to you…)and pointy peppers. Don’t know if roses … Continue reading

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Bloody zucchini…..

One day’s bounty. Probably the same again tonight. Aaaaargh….!

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Kickstarting

Stumbled over Samaritas by the Sea on a thrash on the bike back from the Riverside Community in Lower Moutere around the Estuary Loop in Mot and then back to Mapua. It’s bang on the estuary at the Motueka Marina, … Continue reading

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2 degrees of separation

Sharon Maxwell and Fabian Prioux run Abbey Road Burgers, Bar and Cafe on the Appleby Highway on a site previously occupied by the Abbey Restaurant and before that a small church. They’re both new to the business, but it doesn’t … Continue reading

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“Through the hole in the hedge…”

Sounds suspiciously like “Alice in Wonderland” and the rabbit hole business, but people have been known to reappear through it at Berrylands on the Appleby Highway. But the REAL reason to go there is for their real fruit ice-creams. The … Continue reading

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What???! No beetroot???!!!

Hamish’s cafe on Mapua wharf is now serving burgers. They charge an extra dollar for beetroot. That’s because Tracey, the owner, is a Pom. You would have thought that by now she’d know that beetroot is a core component of … Continue reading

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