Category Archives: Yum

Here we are then…

Fish and chips and a pint of Fortress from the Golden Bear… Advertisements

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“Which flight are you on, then…?”

Silly question. The right question is “When are you going to the airport?” If you’ve worked in the aviation industry, you might get rebated travel as one of the perks. But you only get to fly if there are fewer … Continue reading

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Then again….

Some things are definitely worth hanging around for. Potato fritters with apple sauce. Christmas market in Mainz €4 for 3

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The Pie

Ginger Dynamite in Riwaka is a cafe in 2 ex-20′ shipping containers just off the Great Taste cycle trail. One container is a retro-styled lounge. (Outside dining is on upturned apple boxes with stacks of pallets for seating) The … Continue reading

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De-seed heritage tomatoes, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, season with sea salt and ground pepper and sprinkle with chopped thyme, marjoram and oregano and finely sliced garlic. 80 degrees Celcius with the oven door slightly ajar for 12 hours … Continue reading

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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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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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