Category Archives: Yum

The Pie

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

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Desiccation

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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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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Paying forward

The Java Hut on Aranui Road in Mapua and run by Paul and Manu is Old School Mapua. No tourists – it’s a tiny shackish hut on the side of the road before any shops, most of the seatings outside … 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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