Category Archives: Food and cooking

Avondale Market

Yesterday I went to the weekly Avondale sunday market, here in west Auckland. It’s a mixture of bric-a-brac and fresh produce. The produce area of the market is huge and packed with all sorts of gorgeous ingredients: organic homegrown kafir … Continue reading

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2010: My year in blogging

I started this blog back in April. Over the past months there have been many times when I haven’t managed to blog as often as I wanted (or, let’s face it, at all!), but looking back over all the posts … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas!

We’ve had a lovely quiet day at home celebrating Christmas. I thought I’d share a few images with you before heading off to bed.¬† Our ‘tree’ this year was a big bunch of native New Zealand flax flowers. Our decorations … Continue reading

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The joy of wood

Wooden games pieces of all shapes and sizes. Scrabble, Snakes and Ladders, Ludo and draughts. A dice rolled onto 5. A wooden kiss from a friend. And a tiny train pulling two carriages. Bamboo bangles, calligraphy brush and clothes pegs. … Continue reading

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Tamarillo chutney

Our two year old tamarillo tree (Solanum betaceum), has produced an absolutely bumper first crop. Unfortunately, two out of three members of our household don’t really like fresh tamarillo, but we’re all fans of tamarillo chutney, so Mum and I … Continue reading

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Birthday pancakes

Yesterday we went to a pancake-breakfast birthday celebration for one of my lovely friends. When my man and I arrived, there were already piles of freshly cooked pancakes (including a spelt flour / soy milk option that was soo yummy).¬†Everyone … Continue reading

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