Category Archives: Food

“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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… 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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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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Taste of Heaven

Whitebait fritter from the kaimoana (kai = food, moana = sea) lady on the Saturday market in Nelson. $8.50. She’ll also do you a mussel patty, she has ceviche and kawakawa juice that’ll cure any ills that you might be … Continue reading

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